Frank Furedi

I am Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Kent’s School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research.

My research is oriented towards the study of the workings of precautionary culture and risk aversion in Western societies. At present I am engaged with issues located at the border between historical and cultural sociology. After completing a study of the sociological history of authority I am looking at the relationship between the contestation of cultural authority and literacy.

I completed my PhD in Research and MA in African Politics at the School of Oriental and African Studies. I completed my BA in Political Science at McGill University.

My most recent research offers an answer to the questions of why campus culture is undergoing such a dramatic transformation and why the term moral quarantine refers to the infantilising project of insulating students from offence and a variety of moral harms.

Waging war on catastrophism
15 Oct 2019 | FEATURES |  
tags: catastrophism, climate apocalypse, climate change
A leading British academic says that climate change protesters are spreading a gospel of fear

Free speech is at grave risk on university campuses
23 Nov 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: free speech
“I believe in free speech, but…” is fast becoming the new normal in the academy

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