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Cambridge Sociologist Prof Jennifer Gabrys is awarded €2 million to launch “Smart Forests” research

16 December 2019

Congratulations to Prof Jennifer Gabrys who has received a Consolidator Grant worth €1,996,004 for her project “Smart Forests: Transforming Environments into Social-Political Technologies” The European Research Council has announced the winners of its latest Consolidator Grant competition , which is part of the Horizon...

Chile in Crisis: Analysis from a country on the brink

5 December 2019

Affiliated Lecturer Dr Jorge Saavedra Utman reports on the civil unrest from his home country of Chile, which he presents as “a pivotal case in the existence of neoliberalism, the shortcomings of democracy and the brutality of police”. Described as “the North Korea of Neoliberalism”, in Chile the richest 1% of the country...

Former Speaker Mr John Bercow delivers the third annual Jo Cox Memorial Lecture

4 December 2019

The Department of Sociology and Murray Edwards College sponsor an annual memorial lecture to commemorate and celebrate the inspiring life and work of Jo Cox MP, former student of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Cambridge. Jo Cox MP, a former student of Social Political Sciences and Pembroke College...

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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. Read more >