[Keynotes] We are pleased to announce that Pam Tatlow of Million+ will offer one of the keynote talks. We are also delighted to have keynote contributions from David Gellner, Oxford University, and Marilyn Strathern, University of Cambridge. More…
The C-SAP Recognition Awards are presented at our annual conferences to staff who have shown, through work with C-SAP, their ongoing commitment to researching and improving learning and teaching, both within and beyond their own departments and institutions.
We are also for 2009 presenting an award in conjunction with some of our associated subject professional associations, please see the information on award winners for this joint category.
2009 C-SAP Recognition Awards Recipients
Dr Àngels Trias i Valls - iCES, Regents College, London.
Àngels Trias i Valls has fifteen years of academic experience in the field of social anthropology. She specialises in economic anthropology, anthropology of gender and visual anthropology. Her interests are on the area of economic anthropology and its intersection with the politics of cultural consent and gendered identities within globalisation processes, cosmopolitanism and citizenship rights. Àngels interests include research on the theme of learning, teaching and research in Higher Education in the UK, with special emphasis on new communication and virtual technologies.
Àngels is a member of the Higher Education Academy subject network for Sociology, Anthropology and Politics and was awarded the 2008-2009 C-SAP associateship in Anthropology. She is the editor of the new open access anthropology journal, ‘Anthropology Review: Dissent and Cultural Politics’ and she is editing an issue of ‘Why Social Science Matters’ on the theme of ‘Employability after the Crash’ with C-SAP.
Àngels taught social anthropology at the Queen’s University of Belfast, LSB Dublin, and University of Wales. In 2000 she pioneered the creation and delivery of the first e-learning MA and BA degree in Social Anthropology in the UK; she became Chair for Open Learning (Distributed and E-learning) in 2006. She is responsible for several online projects, including the Open and Shared Anthropology project, and the Anthropology Twitter. She is a member of the Executive Team and Senior Research Assistant of the Institute of Contemporary European Studies (iCES), European Business School London, Regent’s College, and occasional Lecturer at Regent’s College, London.
Prof Andrew Pilkington - University of Northampton
Andrew Pilkington is Professor of Sociology at The University of Northampton. He is currently Associate Director of the Centre for Children and Youth and Director of the Equality and Diversity Research Group.
He has written extensively in the field of the sociology and is regularly invited to give presentations of his work across the world. Within the last couple of academic years, this has entailed giving keynotes and other talks in Greece, Jamaica, Singapore, Spain, Turkey, New Zealand and Australia. His research has especially focused on issues relating to race and ethnicity, and he has published widely in this area, including 'Racial Disadvantage and Ethnic Diversity in Britain' (Palgrave, 2003) and, with Shirin Housee and Kevin Hylton, an edited collection, ‘Race(ing) Forward: Transitions in Theorising Race in Education’ (C-SAP, 2009).
Professor Pilkington has, in addition, a particular interest in pedagogic issues. He has taught Sociology both in schools and universities and is co-author of successive editions of a very popular textbook, 'Sociology in Focus' (Pearson, 2009). He has been a C-SAP associate, is Vice President of the Association of Teachers of Social Sciences and is particularly interested in exploring different pedagogies in addressing equality and diversity issues.
Andrew is also a member of the editorial board of Enhancing Learning in the Social Sciences (ELiSS) and Ethnicity and Race in a Changing World.
Dr John Craig - University of Huddersfield
John is Head of Division for Criminal and Community Justice and Teaching Fellow at the University of Huddersfield; much of his work has focused on building links between the academic study of politics and the experience of real world practice. This has included leading the development of politics courses designed for people working as officers or councillors in the local government sector as well as leading projects such as Case-based Learning in Politics and Politics After Leitch.
John’s research interests span political economy, public policy and teaching and learning, and he has published in journals including Journal of Further and Higher Education, Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, European Political Studies and the Review of African Political Economy. At Huddersfield, John has responsibility for supporting the developing Foundation degrees across the institution and is leading the development of an innovative Police Studies programme developed in partnership with West Yorkshire Police.
He co-founded the Political Science Association’s Specialist Teaching and Learning Group in 2005. John serves on the editorial board of two journals: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences (LATISS) and Enhancing Learning in the Social Sciences (ELiSS) and co-edited a special edition of EliSS on e-learning in the social sciences. He is also Chair of the Politics Reference Group for C-SAP and the Access to HE Quality Assurance Committee of AQA.