Ken Plummer conference

The work of Ken Plummer,, on documents of life especially, has been an important influence on the white writing whiteness project. People reading this blog post may be interested in the  conference below.

Dear all,

You are all invited to attend the Ken Plummer Remembrance conference on June 3rd .

This special event will be held in remembrance of the life and work of the pioneering sociologist Ken Plummer. Leading scholars will give presentations about Ken’s work and its enduring influence. There will be a presentation of the British Sociological Association’s Distinguished Service to Sociology Award, which recognizes outstanding contribution to British Sociology over a long career and was given to Ken posthumously. There will also be as the launch of a special issue on Ken’s work by the journal Sexualities: Studies in Culture and Society, which he founded. This will be a hybrid event.

If you would like to attend this hybrid event then please sign up to the relevant Eventbrite page:

In-person link –

Online link –


10.30 – 11.00 Refreshments

11.00 – 11.15 Intro – Pam Cox Welcome and BSA award

11.15 – 11.40 Session 1: On Ken and the Sociological Imagination

Pam Cox (Chair): Harvey Molotch

11.40 – 12.30 Session 2: On Setting the Scene

Eamonn Carrabine (Chair): *Paul Rock *Jeff Weeks

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 14.30 Session 3: On Stories and Sexualities

Neli Demireva (Chair): *Paul Thompson (Introducing speakers and snippet from pioneering interview) *Arlene Stein *Peter Nardi

14.30 – 15.30 Session 4: On Intimate Citizenship and Sexualities

Christian Klesse (Chair): *Róisín Ryan Flood *Travis Kong *Sasha Roseneil

15.30 – 16.00 Break

16.00 – 17.00 Session 5: On Humanist and Sociologies: Texts, Theories and Teaching

Colin Samson (Chair): *Daniel Nehring *Neli Demireva *Molly Andrews

17.00 – 17.45 Session 6: Working with Ken – Some music, memories and contributions.

Peter Nardi (Chair): Launch of the Journal Special Issue

17.45 – 18.00 Closing Remarks: Nigel South

There will be a special issue of Sexualities Journal in memory of Ken Plummer. Some of the articles published can be found here –

For queries, contact Agnes Skamballis: