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Dr Rachell Sánchez Rivera - Supervisor Award 2019-20 Winner

15 July 2020

Undergraduate supervisions are one of the most important features of a Cambridge education and the Faculty of HSPS is keen to encourage and reward best practice for the provision of supervisions. Each year, the Department of Sociology presents a Supervisor Award to a member of staff or postgraduate student who have...

Congratulations to Brendan Burchell on his receipt of a professorship at the University of Cambridge

26 June 2020

Brendan Burchell first came to Cambridge in 1985, thinking he’d stay for a couple of years as a research associate. “In my wildest dreams there was no way I thought that I’d stay permanently and become a Fellow of Magdalene College – let alone become a Cambridge Professor” he says. His first degree was in Psychology from...

Amnesty investigation finds global misuse of tear gas

12 June 2020

With the help of researchers at the University of Cambridge, Amnesty has launched an interactive website documenting security forces’ misuse of tear gas in 22 countries around the world. Tear Gas: An investigation is the organisation’s new interactive, multimedia microsite explaining global use of tear gas, how it is used...

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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