Welcome new Social Sciences Scholars!

Congratulations to all of our new Laidlaw Scholars that are joining the scholarship soon! I wanted to make a quick post to welcome you and tell you more about the Social Sciences network!

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1. Join the Social Sciences room

Join the Social Sciences room where you can post ideas related to your research, topics that interest you etc.! 


2. Join the Whatsapp group

We have also started a Whatsapp group where we will be organising meeting to exchange ideas and meet each other. You can directly message me, using the new messaging feature on the network and I'll be more than happy to add you!

3.  Events and discussions 

We will have weekly meetings to discuss topics that interest us regarding new research, politics, philosophy, sociology, economics etc.  Also aiming to organise events with speakers on certain topics. Feel free to leave any recommendations below!

Hope to see you all in the social sciences community soon!

Maria Valenstain

Student Researcher, University of York

I am an undergraduate Laidlaw Scholar studying Philosophy and Politics at the University of York. I am very interested in the climate change debate and the politics associated with it. Specifically, my research project investigates the discourse of individual responsibility presented as a way to halt climate change and whether this discourse helps slow or accelerate the fight against it.