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Read more at: Cambridge Sociology’s outstanding research recognised in the REF 2021

Cambridge Sociology’s outstanding research recognised in the REF 2021

The results from the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) have highlighted the outstanding quality and impact of Cambridge’s research in the field of Sociology. The Times Higher Education’s rankings of REF 2021 place Cambridge Sociology at #2 for research quality in UK higher education. 94% of Cambridge’s outputs...


Read more at: Dr Ella McPherson Wins 2022 Pilkington Teaching Prize

Dr Ella McPherson Wins 2022 Pilkington Teaching Prize

We're proud to announce that Dr Ella McPherson has been awarded the 2022 Pilkington Teaching Prize in recognition of her exceptional contribution to the Sociology Department and excellence in teaching. Dr Ella McPherson is an Associate Professor in the Sociology of New Media and Digital Technology and Director of...


Read more at: Lebanon on life support: How politics made a nation sick
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Lebanon on life support: How politics made a nation sick

New multi-national research shows how a long series of politically-driven crises have created a failed state and a public health disaster in Lebanon. A new Research for Health in Conflict (R4HC) study led by King ’s College London and partners at the University of Cambridge and the American University of Beirut, Lebanon...


Read more at: Sociology Postdoctoral Awards 2021

Sociology Postdoctoral Awards 2021

The Department of Sociology is excited to announce the winners of the first series of Postdoctoral Awards, presented together with the Postdoc Academy. The first Postdoctoral Awards recognise excellence in the fields of research endeavour, support and development, and inclusive research culture. The nominations for these...


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...