Thinking about academic judgement

Academic judgement is a major part of sociologists’ working lives. Whether it is through the peer review processes associated with journal articles, book proposals, chapters, grants, promotion and reward cases, on interview panels, or in exercises such as the UK’s Research Excellence Framework, as academics we very often find ourselves judging the ideas of others or having our own ideas judged.

This event seeks to question the nature of academic judgement, its basis, and its normalisation in the discipline. Bringing together three discussants, the event will offer collegiate discussion of academic judgement, what it is, and some of the implications of its operation in academic life.

This event is the third of four in The Sociological Review's Summer Sessions 2022.


Dr Paul Jones, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology, University of Liverpool, and General Editor and Digital Editor, The Sociological Review

Dr Charlie Rumsby, Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of Anthropology, London School of Economics and Political Science, and 2021-22 Sociological Review Fellow, Keele University

*This is an externally hosted event and inclusion on KUextra does not constitute an endorsement or approval by Kingston University