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Prof Manali Desai reacts to the FCDO’s new gender equality strategy

8 March 2023

Prof Manali Desai, Head of the Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge was quoted in The Guardian on Wednesday 8th March, reacting to the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office’s new strategy to advance gender equality around the world, launched on the same day that MPs announced plans to investigate the...

New results from the world's largest trial of a four-day working week

23 February 2023

A team of Cambridge social scientists led by Prof Brendan Burchell, Department of Sociology, have been conducting research on the world’s largest trial of a four-day working week. Last year, 61 organisations in the UK committed to a 20% reduction in working hours for all staff for six months. With no fall in wages. The...

Public Sociology and Racial Justice: Dept of Sociology Alumni Festival Event Recording

22 November 2022

This Alumni Festival 2022 panel event explored how sociology can both inform and learn from global discussions of racism and racial justice. Watch the event recording to hear Professor Manali Desai, Head of the Department of Sociology, Professor Mónica Moreno-Figueroa , Professor Ali Meghji and Dr Rachell Sánchez Rivera...

A World Leader

The Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge is a world-leading centre for teaching and research in Sociology, consistently ranked first in UK league tables by The Guardian, The Independent and The Times.

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