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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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Sociology at Cambridge: A Year in Review

Head of Sociology Professor Sarah Franklin reflects on achievements at the Department in 2018 and looks towards the future.

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Jo Cox Memorial Lecture 2018

Jo Cox Memorial Lecture 2018

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.

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Transpositions Performance

Transpositions Performance

In honour of the work of Nobel-prize winning plant scientist Barbara McClintock, we celebrate her key concept of ‘Transpositions’ in an evening of performance, ritual, and artistic exchanges.

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Self-employment and family life: A study of workers in Ghana's informal sector

Self-employment and family life: A study of workers in Ghana's informal sector

Dr Brendan Burchell and Dr Francis Annor recieve funding from the Cambridge-Africa Alborada Research Fund to further research on self-employment and family life in Ghana

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Jo Cox Lecture Series

Jo Cox Lecture Series

We are excited that Kevin Watkins, CEO- Save the Children will be joining us to host the fist of our Jo Cox Annual Lecture Series

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Welcome to Cambridge!

Welcome to Cambridge!

Have you been accepted into Cambridge? Why not connect with us before you arrive to help you prepare for the exciting journey ahead?!

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Precarious scheduling in the UK

The most recent data suggests 4.6 million people in the UK experience precarious scheduling 3.9 million more than those on zero hour contracts.

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PRIVMORT Launches New Website

PRIVMORT Launches New Website

Research project PRIVMORT (Privatisation and Mortality in Eastern Europe) launches its new website today...

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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.

Excellence in Teaching

Dr Mónica Moreno-Figueroa, Pilkington Teaching Prize Winner 2017 and Senior Lecturer in Sociology, explains why it is important to study Sociology and how she helps her students to engage with the course at Cambridge.

We host a variety of events across the year, from seminars to research conferences.

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