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Department of Sociology

 

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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Upcoming Events from CUSSP

Upcoming Events from CUSSP

About CUSSP CUSSP is a student-led group interested in the development and discussion of national and international social policy. The group aims to bring together students from the various different subject areas to foster a creative conversation that can positively build public policy ideas that are meaningful and...

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New Chair in Media, Culture and Environment

New Chair in Media, Culture and Environment

A warm welcome to Jennifer Gabrys, Professor of Media, Culture and Environment We are delighted to confirm the appointment of Professor Jennifer Gabrys commencing 1 October 2018 to a new Chair in Media, Culture and Environment at Cambridge in the Department of Sociology at Cambridge, where she will lead new research and...

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Polity Prize Winners

Polity Prize Winners

This year Sociology examiners have awarded the following prizes: PtI Polity Prize (£100 worth of books from Polity Publishers), for the best performance in the Soc 1 paper: awarded to Ms Yi Ning Chang (Emmanuel College) PtIIA Polity Prize (£100 worth of books from Polity Publishers), for the best results in ptIIA Sociology...

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Melvin Pollner Prize in Ethnomethodology for Dr Darin Weinberg

Melvin Pollner Prize in Ethnomethodology for Dr Darin Weinberg

Congratulations to Dr Darin Weinberg! Darin's book Contemporary Social Constructionism (2014, Temple) has been awarded the 2018 Melvin Pollner Prize in Ethnomethodology by the American Sociological Association's section on Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis. The Melvin Pollner Prize in Ethnomethodology honors the...

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DIGIWHIST awarded Honourable Mention

DIGIWHIST awarded Honourable Mention

The department are pleased to announce that DIGIWHIST has been awarded Honourable Mention for the 2018 Lijphart/Przeworski/Verba Dataset Award from the Comparative Politics Section of the American Political Science Association. This is the highest possible recognition. Big congratulations from all of us here in the...

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Congratulations to Dr Robert Pralat

Congratulations to Dr Robert Pralat

Congratulations to Dr Robert Pralat who has been awarded the Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship to study moral judgments and public funding allocation in 'desire-driven' medicine. His study will examine the formation of moral judgments and rhetorical mechanisms used in advocacy and criticism concerning free access to...

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Sociology Green Team wins Platinum Award

Sociology Green Team wins Platinum Award

This time last year, the department had been awarded Silver as part of the NUS Green Impact Awards. This year, despite building work disruption and office moves, we are pleased to announce that we have won Platinum! This is our second year partaking in the NUS Green Awards so we are really proud of our achievements. Our...

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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.