During the fall of 2021, the SCSC will focus on social resilience in crisis times. The webinar series is the result of a collaboration between the SCSC and the Social Resilience Theme launched by the Faculty of Social Sciences at Lund University. The Social Resilience Theme is devoted to stimulating critical cross- and interdisciplinary research on resilience, theoretically, methodologically, and empirically. Social resilience and crises tend to be intimately intertwined with one another and with this webinar series, we welcome various audiences to participate in examining social resilience in crisis times as shaped in various contexts.
Social resilience has been understood as the “ability of groups or communities to cope with external stresses and disturbances as a result of social, political and environmental change” (Adger 2000). The webinar series critically considers this approach as an entry to advance social sustainability research. The series thus sheds light on the ways in which a social science perspective on resilience distinguishes itself from other disciplinary understandings. That is, when is resilience ‘social’ and how do various disciplines render the notion meaningful? Additional webinar questions concern: What are the challenges and pitfalls in using resilience as an analytical concept in social science research? How to critically study social resilience as a concept and as a practice? And how can a social resilience perspective be sophisticated theoretically and developed methodologically for empirical inquiries on the ground?
These questions and many others will be explored and debated by Swedish and international scholars in 5 webinars during the fall. With the series, we wish to promote the development of critical scholarship and establish an interdisciplinary network of scholars interested in pursuing research on social resilience in crisis times.
Please click on each webinar’s link to read the abstract and attend on Zoom.
WEBINAR 1: Thinking about social resilience from a social science perspective in crisis times
Sept 9th, 14.15-16.30.
Speakers: Katrina Brown, Professor Emerita of Social Sciences, Univ. of Exeter, UK.
Dieunedort Wandji, Dr. of Politics and International Development, Univ. of Portsmouth, UK.
Michael Ungar, Professor of Social Work and director of Resilience Research Center, Dalhousie University, CAN. Chair:
Helle Rydstrom, Professor at the Department for Gender Studies and President of the Society for Critical Studies of Crisis, Lund university.
WEBINAR 2: Social Resilience, Neoliberalism, and Socioeconomic Crises
Sept 30th, 15.15-17.00.
Panelists: Roberto Barrios, Professor of Anthropology, University of New Orleans, US. Paz Martín, Professor of Sociology, Complutense University of Madrid, SPAIN. Julian Reid, Professor of International Relations, Univ. of Lapland, FIN. Chair: Sara Kauko, Posdoctoral researcher, Dep. of gender studies, Lund Univ.
WEBINAR 3: Social Resilience and Migration
Nov 4th, 15.15-17.00.
Philomena Okeke-Ihejirika, Professor of Women and Gender Studies, University of Alberta, CAN.
Ibrahim Kira, Professor of Health and Human Services, Director of the Center for Cumulative Trauma Studies, Georgia, US.
Torun Elsrud, Associate Professor of Sociology, Linnaeus Univ. SWE.
Azher Hameed Qamar, Postdoctoral researcher, School of Social Work, Lund Univ. SWE.
WEBINAR 4: Dynamic and systems perspectives of resilience in context
Dec 9th, 14.15-16.00.
Speakers: Yannick Hill, Doctor of Psychology, Univ. of Heidelberg, GE. Sahra Svensson-Höglund, Doctoral student of Circular Economy, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ., US. Valéria Andrade Pinto, Doctoral student of Psychology, Univ. of Cincinnati, US. Chair: Patric Nordbeck , Postdoctoral researcher, Dep. of Psychology, Lund Univ. SWE.
WEBINAR 5: Social Resilience beyond the West
Jan 27, 15.15-17.00.
Speakers: Liv Gaborit, Postdoctoral researcher, Dep. of Sociology/Div. of Anthropology, Lund Univ. SWE. Martin Andersson, Associate professor at the Department of Economic History, Lund university. Rashid Ahmed, Professor in Psychology, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa Billy Jones, Doctoral student in Ethnology, Lund Univ, SWE.