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‘Out at Cambridge’: research reveals LGBTQ+ experiences at University of Cambridge

A new report published today on LGBTQ+ wellbeing and experiences reveals that while many feel Cambridge offers a “safe and empowering” community, there is an added burden of “emotional labour” to being LGBTQ+ at a leading academic institution. A new study of the experiences of LGBTQ+ staff and students at the University of...

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Read more at: Dr Jessica Miller presented with Vice-Chancellor’s Research Impact and Engagement Award

Dr Jessica Miller presented with Vice-Chancellor’s Research Impact and Engagement Award

Congratulations to Dr Jessica Miller (Department of Sociology), who has been presented with the Early Career Award during the Vice-Chancellor’s Research Impact and Engagement Awards ceremony. The ceremony was established to recognise and reward outstanding achievement, innovation and creativity in devising and implementing...

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Emilio E. Feijóo

Emilio E. Feijóo – Polity Prize Winner 2019

Congratulations to Emilio E. Feijóo for winning this year's Polity Prize, awarded for the highest overall mark on the 2018-19 MPhil Sociology programme. The prize comes with £100 worth of books from Polity Press. After studying his undergrad at Florida Gulf Coast University , Emilio was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and...

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Dr Sarah Kolopp

Dr Sarah Kolopp - Supervisor Award 2018-19 Winner

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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Indigeneity across Borders: Rethinking Indigenous Belonging in the Urban Milieu

Call for contributions - "Indigeneity across Borders: Rethinking Indigenous Belonging in the Urban Milieu"

This one-day workshop aims to bring together a group of researchers in different career stages whose research addresses crucial issues for the analysis of urban indigeneity around the world, from both practical and theoretical perspectives. Date : 7 November 2019 Venue : Newnham College, University of Cambridge Keynote...

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Dr Gavin Stephenson

Gavin Stevenson commended in Outstanding Student Contribution to Education Award

Congratulations to Gavin Stevenson who has received a certificate of commendation from the Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning in this year’s Outstanding Student Contribution to Education Award (OSCEAs)! It comes as no surprise to the Department that Gavin received this commendation as he has won the Department of...

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Photography Competition 2019 - Results

The Department of Sociology is delighted to announce the results of this year’s Photography competition, which bore the theme " Sociology in Everyday Life ". This year we received entries not just from across the UK but also from as far afield as India! The Department would like to thank all of the students that took part...

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PTSD in the Police

High-impact research from the Department of Sociology shows that one in five police officers are suffering from PTSD, many without being fully aware of the conditions they are facing.

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Angela Davis in conversation with Jackie Kay

On Tuesday 23rd April 2019, Decolonise Sociology hosted an historic meeting between novelist and poet Jackie Kay and civil rights activist Angela Davis at the Cambridge Corn Exchange.

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Dr Manali Desai Wins Pilkington Prize

Dr Manali Desai Wins Pilkington Prize

We're proud to announce that Dr Manali Desai, Reader in Sociology and Director of the MPhil programme has been awarded the 2019 Pilkington Teaching Prize in recognition of her exceptional contribution to the Sociology Department and excellence in teaching.

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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 Times, and the Independent.