View the latest news from departments within the Faculty of Social Sciences below.
Huge congratulations to Professor Jo Angouri on achieving Principal Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)!
“Receiving the PFHEA fellowship is an honour and a privilege. I was delighted to join a community of excellence-driven, committed educators who share my belief that the best contribution universities can make to the world is graduates who have received excellent research-led education.
Working and learning with students in innovative ways has been a source of inspiration over the years. I see students as equal partners in a learning community. My approach involves empowering students to take ownership of their learning and challenges traditional hierarchical boundaries between student and lecturer. In my experience, this is best achieved through programmes that enable students to address real world problems and apply theory to practice. Being in a position to make a tangible impact on the student learning experience is gratifying, and a powerful motivation to continue the journey to enhance the higher education pedagogical offering.”
See here for further information on Celebrating Warwick’s HEA Fellows.
New Publication - Dr Georgiana Mihut
Congratulations to Dr Georgiana Mihut and Ellen Hazelkorn on the publication of their co-edited, comprehensive handbook on University rankings, with thirty-seven chapters from seventy-six contributors. The Research Handbook On University Rankings: Theory, Methodology, Influence and Impact has been published by Elgar.
Dr Nikita Hayden
|Dr Nikita Hayden, a Research Fellow in CEDAR, reviewed Milana Aronov’s CEDAR Seminar Series presentation: ‘A History of Controversies over the treatment of autism with behavioural therapies (France, 1960-1990)’ for the Cerebra website. The seminar was delivered online on Thursday 11th February 2021. Nikita’s review can be found here: https://cerebra.org.uk/research/a-history-of-controversies-over-the-treatment-of-autism-with-behavioural-therapies/|
Professor David Stark (CIM) and Professor Nick Chater (WBS) Event
This year’s National Student Survey has been the most valuable in recent years. It has given us, as a department, the chance to see what aspects of blended and online learning have worked for our cohort and where we need to work closer with our students to develop and improve. It has shown us the areas of academia our students truly value and how the Warwick experience should be working for them as mature students.
Sonia Bhalotra invited to join the EEA Women in Economics Committee
Professor Sonia Bhalotra has been invited to join the European Economic Association’s Women in Economics Committee.
The European Economic Association (EEA) promotes the development of economic science throughout Europe. Its Women in Economics Committee aims to support women in the economics profession by providing a forum for discussion of issues relevant to female economists, facilitating networks and circulating information.
The Committee’s initiatives include an annual mentoring and networking retreat and a Women in Economics bibliography.
Professor Bhalotra said: "I am grateful for this opportunity to contribute to improving the status of women in the economics profession, working with an interesting team of individuals."
"My research has a strong focus on women. It includes work on women’s representation in government, the police forces and the judiciary, the gender pay gap, constraints on women’s labour force participation, implications of recent advances in IVF for the 'child penalty' on women’s careers, consequences for women and children of under-diagnosed and under-treated maternal depression, unmet demand for abortion and maternal mortality in developing countries, and the scourge of violence against women."
The Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence has been awarded to one of our Warwick ESRC DTP PGRs, Gah-Kai Leung. Over 400 nominations were received for the WATE 2021 awards.
"As a politics educator, my guiding principle has been (and will always be) to inspire young people to rethink the world around them and their place in it." - Gah-Kai Leung
Congratulations to Gah-Kai from the ESRC DTP Warwick!
Jenny Bimrose, Emeritus Professor at IER, and Tannis Goddard, PhD graduate at IER, have co-authored a new paper as part of an initiative by Future Skills Council, Canada, aimed at promoting the value of career development to post-pandemic recovery.
The paper explores challenges and some possible responses for career development practice in Canada, based on a thorough literature review of relevant international academic and grey literature, author participation in Responsive Career Pathways roundtables, and discussions with two key employees of Canada’s main career development professional associations/bodies.
Laura, who studied on our LLM in International Development Law and Human Rights back in 2006, has dedicated her career to helping others through her work in humanitarian and international aid. Now working for the International Committee of the Red Cross, Laura looks at how technology can have both a positive and negative impact on wellbeing across the globe.
We are delighted to announce that the Department of Politics and International Studies (PAIS) at the University of Warwick has moved up to 3rd place out of 80 UK Politics Departments in The Times/The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022. This prestigious league table also continues to place us 1st in the Russell Group for both ‘teaching quality’ and ‘student experience’. This departmental success was announced just days after the news that the University of Warwick has been recognised as the best university in the UK for teaching quality and as runner up University of the Year by The Good University Guide, the internationally respected British university rankings guide published by The Sunday Times.
Professor Matthew Clayton, Head of PAIS, commented: “It is always pleasing when the collaborative efforts of staff and students to sustain an inclusive and productive learning environment are recognised in national league tables, but particularly gratifying this year given the challenges posed by the pandemic. PAIS is a special department in which every member of the community is supported to find their own voice by engaging with the best scholarship in our discipline. I congratulate colleagues and students alike for their work and look forward to our building on this consistent success in the future.”
Dr Justin Greaves, Director of Student Experience and Progression, commented: “This is brilliant news for the PAIS Department and all our students, alumni, and staff. It follows our great success in the 2021 National Student Survey (NSS) where we were 1st out of all Politics departments in the Russell Group in all categories, including 1st for overall student satisfaction. These consistent results are a testament to the hard work and brilliance of everyone who works and studies in PAIS, along with our ethos as viewing students as partners, producers, and collaborators, and valuing and acting on student feedback. We will continue to place a strong emphasis on academic support, including on study choices, and employability and skills. I look forward to working with our incoming and returning students to ensure that the PAIS Department continues to go from strength to strength. Congratulations everyone!”
Thank you to all our students and staff for PAIS' continued success.
New Publication: Hegel on Being by Professor Stephen Houlgate, Published by Bloomsbury Academic (November 2021)
Hegel on Being is a comprehensive study of the first part of Hegel’s Science of Logic — the “doctrine of being” — by Stephen Houlgate and published by Bloomsbury Academic Publishers (in two volumes). Based on many years of research and teaching, this new book examines the purpose and method of Hegel’s Logic and explains in detail Hegel’s derivation of the categories of quality, quantity and measure. It also contains an original account of Hegel’s critique of Kant (including Kant’s antinomies) and an extensive comparative study of Hegel and Frege.
Are you interested in developing your skills, enhancing the student experience, and being paid in the process?
The Department of Sociology is currently inviting applications from finalist students for a number of 'Student Voice' Ambassador roles. Ambassadors will act as an interface between students and staff, feeding back both ways. The role will include, for example, inputting into departmental discussions on teaching policy and curriculum change.
If you are interested in this role, please send your CV and a supporting statement (of up to 350 words) outlining why you feel you would make a good 'Student Voice' Ambassador to the department’s Director of Student Experience, Dr Andre Celtel (A.Celtel@warwick.ac.uk).
The closing date for applications is 2 pm on Thursday 03 October 2019.
We at CTE would like to extend our congratulations to the 12 Masters students who were due to graduate this week. Unfortunately, their graduation ceremony has been postponed however, we would like to recognise their incredible achievements. These students completed their Masters’ dissertations in often challenging and complex circumstances during 2020/2021 and designed some fascinating and important research.
We are very proud of you and look forward to celebrating with you at your graduation ceremony later in the year!