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New Head of Department - Dr Manali Desai

21 September 2020

Dr Manali Desai takes up the chair in Sociology this year, and in doing so becomes the first woman of colour, to our knowledge, to lead a Cambridge department in the University’s 811-year history. Dr Desai is a Reader in Sociology and a fellow at Newnham College , Cambridge. In this interview, she speaks to MPhil alumnus...

Employing Essential Workers: Displaced Syrian Healthcare Professionals in The UK and Europe

3 September 2020

As countries around the world wrestle with the long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Employing Essential Workers tells the story of three healthcare workers displaced from Syria, and their aspirations for work in Turkey, Germany and the UK. The short film was produced by Research for Health in Conflict ( R4HC ), a...

Dr R 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...

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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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