The Sociology team at Westminster celebrated with all the students graduating today at the Royal Festival Hall.
Course leader Francis Ray White awarded the students who were included in this year’s Westminster Sociology Anthology.
The aim of the anthology is to reward good dissertations, to provide an example of quality work for future dissertation students, and to promote more widely the achievements of our students in Sociology at Westminster.
This year’s anthology includes the work of Nayyar Hussain, who has produced a fascinating study of class, race and gentrification in South Kilburn. Mashudah Farzana’s work explores the experiences of Muslim students at the University of Westminster in the wake of press stories about ‘Jihadi John’. Dhruvee Masters addresses the cultural management of pre-adolescent sexuality, analysing how powerful social institutions enforce a narrative of pre-adolescent innocence. Nile Sobers-Bennett challenges prevalent discourses about cosmetic surgery, refuting the idea that women are ‘cultural dopes’ in the feminine beauty system. Victoria Priegan’s project explores the health experiences of African-Caribbean men and how masculinity influences help-seeking behaviours.
While these five topics are incredibly diverse, they all have qualities that make them distinctive of the kind of work our students produce in Sociology at Westminster: they engage creatively and passionately with contemporary social and cultural life, they challenge dominant ideas and develop new perspectives, and they are centrally concerned with issues of equality and social justice.
Download a free copy in PDF here: Westminster Sociology Anthology 2016