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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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‘Out at Cambridge’: research reveals LGBTQ+ experiences at University of Cambridge

A new report published today on LGBTQ+ wellbeing and experiences reveals that while many feel Cambridge offers a “safe and empowering” community, there is an added burden of “emotional labour” to being LGBTQ+ at a leading academic institution. A new study of the experiences of LGBTQ+ staff and students at the University of...

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Dr Jessica Miller presented with Vice-Chancellor’s Research Impact and Engagement Award

Congratulations to Dr Jessica Miller (Department of Sociology), who has been presented with the Early Career Award during the Vice-Chancellor’s Research Impact and Engagement Awards ceremony. The ceremony was established to recognise and reward outstanding achievement, innovation and creativity in devising and implementing...

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Emilio E. Feijóo – Polity Prize Winner 2019

Congratulations to Emilio E. Feijóo for winning this year's Polity Prize, awarded for the highest overall mark on the 2018-19 MPhil Sociology programme. The prize comes with £100 worth of books from Polity Press. After studying his undergrad at Florida Gulf Coast University , Emilio was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and...

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Dr Sarah Kolopp

Dr Sarah Kolopp - Supervisor Award 2018-19 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...

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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 Independent and The Times.

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