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The Sociological Review Podcasts

Apr 15, 2019

This episode brings Chantelle Lewis, editorial manager for The Sociological Review, into conversation with Ronda Daniels and Steph Lacey. They talk about their experiences of being young working class women in Higher Education, of becoming aware of their class backgrounds in these spaces. Reflecting on their initial unease in entering and navigating these spaces, they discuss how these institutional spaces are made in the image of young middle-class students and how this disadvantages those from backgrounds where they have not been brought up to know the rules of the game. As they describe their own trajectories in and through the university, they draw out the strategies that they have developed in order to cope in these spaces, and talk about what needs to change in order to support working class students continued engagements with Higher Education.



The Undisciplining Sessions were recorded at Undisciplining, a conference organised by The Sociological Review Foundation Limited in June 2018. Find out more about The Sociological Review, Britain’s longest-standing sociology journal at


They are produced and edited by Emma Houlton at Art of Podcast