We are pleased to announce our first keynote speaker for SSSB 2018 will be Dr Ruth Penfold-Mounce!
Dr Penfold-Mounce is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology, University of York, whose research interests include cultural and sociological aspects of celebrity, crime, and death. She is on the editorial board for both Mortality and Celebrity Studies journals, and established the Death and Culture Network at the University of York. Recently she came second place in YUSU Excellence Awards as PhD Supervisor of the Year (2017), after being nominated by her PhD students.
We will be posting more information regarding the keynote presentations soon!