2020 Symposium

The Emotions Study Group hosts an annual symposium bringing together study group members and others who are interested in the social sciences of emotion to share their work and build relationships. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s symposium was held online on Twitter.

The 2020 symposium, Emotions Across Time & Space, took place on Monday, 27th April, 2020. We were fortunate to be joined by two brilliant plenary presenters, Dr Nadena Doharty and Dr Rebecca Olson, as well as a range of other scholars producing exciting work in the field of emotions. The programme for the event can be viewed below and downloaded at the bottom of this page. You can follow the links below to see copies of the Twitter presentations, leave comments, and find contact details for the presenters. It is our hope that the online event will generate rich dialogue across locales and disciplines, so please liberally take up the opportunity to reach out to the presenters about their work!



Emotions Across Time & Space

ECR Plenary

Dr Nadena Doharty, Lecturer in Education, Culture, and Childhood, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

‘Researching while Black: Racialised and gendered constraints writing under conditions of white supremacy’


Panel 1: Emotional & Affective Labour

Kerry Wilson, Head of Research, Institute of Cultural Capital, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK

‘Emotional labour and the culture of care in prison libraries’

Dr Caitlin Knight, Lecturer in Social Sciences, University of Roehampton, London, UK

‘Emotionality and professionalism: Exploring the management of emotions by journalists reporting on genocide’


Panel 2: Mediated Emotional Relations

Gözde Cöbek, PhD Candidate, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey

‘Beyond the Female Love-Male Sex Duality: A Non-Representational Approach to Online Dating Studies’

Dr Stephanie Parsons, Lecturer in Sociology and Psychology, Anglia Ruskin University, East Anglia, UK

‘Saying “Thank You”: Emotionally Managing Letter Writing in Organ Transfer’


Panel 3: Emotions & Social In/equalities

Venetia Sakellariou, PhD Researcher, and Bettina Davou, Professor of Cognitive Psychology, Department of Communication & Media Studies, National & Kapodistrian Univerity of Athens, Athens, Greece

‘An investigation of the emotional parameters in attitudes towards refugees in Greece’

Dr Nina R. Jakoby, Equal Opportunities Commission, and Fiona A. Anderau, PhD Candidate, Universität Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

‘Social Class and the Luxury of Grief’


Closing Plenary

Dr Rebecca Olson, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia

with Dr Roger Patulny, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, University of Wollongong, Sydney, Australia

‘Emotions in Late Modernity’


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