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Read more at: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Contingency Plan

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Contingency Plan

The Department of Sociology is committed to supporting the learning and wellbeing of our students during this particularly challenging time. We know that this unprecedented time is challenging and uncertain for all of us, and we want the Department to be a site of community and support for all of its students and wider...

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Read more at: “Making it up as they go along”: New guidance addresses UK university failures in responding to staff sexual misconduct

“Making it up as they go along”: New guidance addresses UK university failures in responding to staff sexual misconduct

Research by The 1752 Group has identified that many institutions appear to be “making it up as they go along” when responding to complaints of staff sexual misconduct. Speaking to Wonkhe , Co-founders Dr Anna Bull and Dr Tiffany Page said “When students attempted to report their experiences they found that there was no...

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Read more at: Call for Papers ‘Rethinking Social Reproduction in the Environmental Crisis’

Call for Papers ‘Rethinking Social Reproduction in the Environmental Crisis’

Call for Papers ‘Rethinking Social Reproduction in the Environmental Crisis’ We regret to announce that a result of the COVID-19 crisis, this conference has been postponed. More information regarding the new date and an extension to the call for papers will follow in due course. Organisers: Carolina Topini (PhD researcher...

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New "Dish Life" game puts an entire scientific career in your pocket

Part-Sims, part-Tamagotchi game puts players in the shoes of a budding stem cell researcher as they progress from undergraduate student to professor "Dish Life" is a new free-to-play game developed by researchers from ReproSoc (Reproductive Sociology Research Group) and the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute , and produced by...

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Information about the 2020 strike action

Seventy-four UK universities will be hit with 14 days of strike action in February and March 2020. The action will start on Thur 20 Feb and escalate each week, culminating with a week-long walkout from Mon 9 to Fri 13 March. The Department of Sociology has a strike information webpage to help provide information about the...

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Read more at: A message from the Vice-Chancellor about the UK’s exit from the EU

A message from the Vice-Chancellor about the UK’s exit from the EU

The end of January is finally upon us, bringing with it a political and economic move that many in this country have hoped for and that many others would have wished to avoid. Before the month is over, the United Kingdom will have left the European Union. Whatever views any one of us hold as individuals, this is now a fact...

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Read more at: Cambridge Sociologist Prof Jennifer Gabrys is awarded €2 million to launch “Smart Forests” research

Cambridge Sociologist Prof Jennifer Gabrys is awarded €2 million to launch “Smart Forests” research

Congratulations to Prof Jennifer Gabrys who has received a Consolidator Grant worth €1,996,004 for her project “Smart Forests: Transforming Environments into Social-Political Technologies” The European Research Council has announced the winners of its latest Consolidator Grant competition , which is part of the Horizon...

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Read more at: Chile in Crisis: Analysis from a country on the brink

Chile in Crisis: Analysis from a country on the brink

Affiliated Lecturer Dr Jorge Saavedra Utman reports on the civil unrest from his home country of Chile, which he presents as “a pivotal case in the existence of neoliberalism, the shortcomings of democracy and the brutality of police”. Described as “the North Korea of Neoliberalism”, in Chile the richest 1% of the country...

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Read more at: Former Speaker Mr John Bercow delivers the third annual Jo Cox Memorial Lecture

Former Speaker Mr John Bercow delivers the third annual Jo Cox Memorial Lecture

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. Jo Cox MP, a former student of Social Political Sciences and Pembroke College...

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Dr Manali Desai

New research project awarded £1.76m to investigate the determinants of violence against women

Dr Manali Desai is the Principal Investigator on the new ESRC-funded project investigating the multiple determinants of violence against women in Delhi NCR and Johannesburg. The ESRC has awarded £1.76 million from 2020 to 2023, allocated from the Global Challenges Research Fund, to Principal Investigator Dr Manali Desai (...

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