Emilia P Sereva
- Emilia P Sereva
- Edinburgh UK
- Research Interests
- Norbert Elias, Process Sociology, Social theory, British funeral industry
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Title of Doctoral thesis: Thinking with Elias about British Independent Funeral Firms
Professor Liz Stanley, Sociology
Professor Donald MacKenzie, Sociology
PhD Sociology | University of Edinburgh
MA Social Anthropology | Goldsmiths - University of London
MSc Sociology (Research) | the LSE
BSc Sociology | Northeastern University
- Sereva E P (2014) On Qualitative Methods. Introductory Lecture to MScR students in Psychiatry. University of Edinburgh: Kennedy Tower - Royal Edinburgh Hospital, 19 November.
- Research Assistant on the Whites Writing Whiteness Project (2015 - present)
- Subject Area Web Coordinator (2014 - late 2017)
Conferences & Presentations
- (2017) Whose Bigger Picture? Norbert Elias in Conversation with British Funeral Directors. BSA Annual Conference 2017, Manchester University, 5 April.
- (2015) Chair of Theory Stream Paper Session. BSA Annual Conference 2015, Glasgow Caledonian University, 15 April.
- (2015) Resisting the Theoretical/Methodological Divide: Using Elias's Figuration in Studies of British Funeral Directors. Paper presented at the BSA Annual Conference 2015, Glasgow Caledonian University, 15 April.
- (2015) Present versus Missing: The Body as Boundary? Panel participant at New Directions. University of Edinburgh, 31 March.
- (2014) Transacting the Contemporary British Funeral: An Eliasian Approach. Paper presented at New Directions. University of Edinburgh, 3 April.
- (2014) Organiser of, and reader at: A Civilised Evening with Norbert Elias: Everything you always wanted to know about Eliasian sociology but didn’t dare ask. University of Edinburgh, 20 February.
- (2014) The Sociogenesis of Figurational Membership in Scottish Funeral Transactions. Paper presented at Death in Scotland, from the Medieval to Modern: Beliefs, Attitudes and Practices. University of Edinburgh- New College, 2 February.
- (2014) Using Figurational Sociology in Studies of Death and Dying. Paper presented at the Work in Progress Seminar Series. University of Edinburgh, 29 January.
- (2013) Funeral Parlours in Cyberspace. Project presented at 20 x 20. University of Edinburgh, 8 May.
- (2013) The Corpse Has Agency: Marketisation, the internet and the Social (Re)organisation of Death. Paper presented at New Directions. University of Edinburgh, 18 April.
- (2012) Discussion group participant at Digital Death Day. London, 6 October.
- (2017, in press) with Liz Stanley. Documents of Life: In Theory and Practice. In (eds) Paul A. Atkinson, Sara Delamont, Melissa A. Hardy and Malcolm Williams. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Research Methods. London: Sage.
- (2013) Review of: Emotion, Identity & Death: Mortality Across Disciplines. Mortality 18 (1): 106-7. (link)
Northeastern University | Summa Cum Laude
Northeastern University | Award for Contributions to the Department
Administrative Roles & Docs
- Q & A Current Student Panel member | Induction Week 2014
- (2014) Author of Induction Document for incoming SPS Postgraduates: A Brief Introduction to Postgraduate Life
- (2013) Author of Revision tips Document for Sociology Undergraduates: 7 Tips: How to Revise More Effectively, Stay Organised and Remain Relatively Sane