An overarching aim of this study group will be to facilitate critical discussion of new materialist, posthuman and related perspectives (for instance, ANT, social practice theory), and how they may be used productively and creatively in sociology.


  • To supply a forum within the BSA for the discussion of new materialist and posthuman theories and their application to sociological research.
  • To host scholarly activities, including seminars and workshops, around new materialist sociology, research methodologies and the development of new materialist social theory.
  • To provide a supportive environment and resources for PGR and ECR members of the Association who wish to use these approaches in their research.
  • To plan contributions to future BSA annual conferences, regional BSA meetings and free-standing events, and to collaborate and engage with other relevant BSA study groups (e.g. Animal/Human; Disability; Theory).