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Read more at: Photography Competition 2021 Results

Photography Competition 2021 Results

The Department of Sociology is delighted to announce the results of this year’s Photography competition, which bore the theme "Future Sociologies". This year's theme encouraged students to think about how the world might change for future generations, and how future generations might change the world. There was a...


Read more at: McPherson, Guenette Thornton and Mahmoudi receive the ISA’s 2021 Human Rights Best Paper Award

McPherson, Guenette Thornton and Mahmoudi receive the ISA’s 2021 Human Rights Best Paper Award

We are delighted to announce that Senior Lecturer Dr Ella McPherson , along with colleagues from The Whistle , Isabel Guenette Thornton (PhD student in Sociology) and Dr Matt Mahmoudi, received the International Studies Association’s 2021 Human Rights Best Paper Award . This was for their co-authored piece , ‘Open Source...


Read more at: Cambridge Foundation Year launched for talented students from disadvantaged social and educational backgrounds

Cambridge Foundation Year launched for talented students from disadvantaged social and educational backgrounds

A Foundation Year offering talented students from backgrounds of educational and social disadvantage a new route to undergraduate study has been launched by the University of Cambridge. The one-year course – aimed at an entirely new stream of applicants who have the ability to succeed at Cambridge, but have been prevented...


Read more at: Cambridge Horizons: Spotlight on Reproduction

Cambridge Horizons: Spotlight on Reproduction

Horizons is the University of Cambridge's research magazine. In the latest issue of Horizons , Prof Sarah Franklin is one of the advisory editors for the "Spotlight on Reproduction", which explores ancient ideas of generation and new frontiers in fertility, asks how the womb sets us up for life and what influences the...


Read more at: Cambridge Digital Verification Corps wins the Technology Enabled Learning Prize 2020 (Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences category)

Cambridge Digital Verification Corps wins the Technology Enabled Learning Prize 2020 (Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences category)

The Digital Verification Corps is a collaboration between student groups at Universities around the world with Amnesty international, designed to provide fact-finders and verification for digital accounts of human rights abuses. Witnesses of human rights violations are increasingly using smartphones to record what they see...


Read more at: New Head of Department - Dr Manali Desai

New Head of Department - Dr Manali Desai

For the best user experience, you can read this article on our new media website, CamSociology Online . 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...


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

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

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...


Read more at: Dr R Sánchez Rivera - Supervisor Award 2019-20 Winner

Dr R Sánchez Rivera - Supervisor Award 2019-20 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...


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

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

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...


Read more at: Amnesty investigation finds global misuse of tear gas

Amnesty investigation finds global misuse of tear gas

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...