Sociology has an excellent track record in supporting successful candidates for the Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship scheme and we are inviting suitably qualified candidates to submit in the latest scheme.
Applications will be selected through a competitive internal selection process and expressions of interest in the scheme should be sent to Amy Clarke Amy.Clarke@warwick.ac.uk by the deadline of Wednesday 23 January 2019.
Further information can be found at: https://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/early-career-fellowships
We’re delighted to announce that Dr Maria do Mar Pereira has been awarded the Feminist and Women’s Studies Association Book Prize 2018 for her latest book Power, Knowledge and Feminist Scholarship: an Ethnography of Academia.
To find out more about the prize, and the judges’ comments on the book, click here: http://fwsablog.org.uk/2018/12/07/fwsa-book-prize-2018-winner-announced/
Last week the Department of Sociology welcomed around 40 Year 12/13 pupils from local schools to spend a day at the department and gain a taste of university life.
The event was organised by the department's Widening Particpation and Outreach leads, Dr Teodora Todorova and Dr Andre Celtel, along with much-appriciated support from our excellent team of student ambassadors.
The Department of Sociology is proud to announce that we have risen to number 4 nationally in the Guardian University Guide 2019.
A number of colleagues in the Department have been recognised in the University-wide Staff Awards 2018, which were announced at a ceremony on Friday.
Maria do Mar Pereira won the Award for Inspirational Leadership.
- Hannah Jones was highly commended in the Public Engagement Award.
Margaret Archer was highly commended in the Community Contribution Award.
Felicity Boardman, who completed her PhD with us in 2010 and has since worked in the Medical School, was highly commended for the Research Contribution Award.
Other colleagues in the department - Anastasia, Vallu and Alice - were longlisted for these awards; for the full longlist, see https://warwick.ac.uk/insite/uni_awards/longlist_individual_2018 and https://warwick.ac.uk/insite/uni_awards/longlist_team_2018
Congratulations to all!
For more on the Award winners and commendees, and the reasons why they were recognised, see https://warwick.ac.uk/insite/uni_awards/winners2018
New insights into disabled young people who 'succeed but don't proceed' at school
Stella Chatzitheochari's research on barriers to higher education for young people with disabilities in England has been featured in the Guardian newspaper today.
- Read Frances Ryan's Guardian article, 'A few more Oxbridge places for disadvantaged children is just tinkering'
- Hear about the research in more detail in the University's press release, '
- Check out the policy briefing, 'CHILDHOOD DISABILITY & EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT THE IMPACT OF PARENTAL EXPECTATIONS AND BULLYING'
- Read the article by Stella Chatzitheochari and Lucinda Platt in the British Journal of Sociology, 'Disability differentials in educational attainment in England: primary and secondary effects'
Colleagues from Sociology will be part of the upcoming programme of activities at the Tate Modern.
The University has worked with the Tate to create the Warwick Tate Exchange, which will explore the theme of The Production of Truth, Justice and History. The initiative is a collaboration between departments across the Social Sciences and the Arts and Humanities.
Hannah, Akwugo, Ana, and Goldie will be organising activities to explore through participative art practice their research into aspects of the Warwick Tate Exchange theme.
Two colleagues from the department have been awarded funding from Warwick Ventures to apply their research and innovation to benefit wider society.
- Application of multifactorial survey experiments in development research: Dr Ulf Liebe, Sociology and Q-step
- International legal strategy to address human right’s violations in Indian – administered Kashmir: Dr Goldie Osuri, Sociology
Congratulations to Ulf and Goldie!
A bumper crop of good news!
Welcome the new Head of Department
We welcome Virinder Kalra as the new HoD, and thank the outgoing HoD John Solomos for all his hard work and support.
BSA/BBC Radio 4 Thinking Allowed Prize for Ethnography
We are delighted to announce that Maria do Mar Pereira's most recent book Power, Knowledge and Feminist Scholarship: an Ethnography of Academia was shortlisted for the BSA / BBC Radio 4 Thinking Allowed Prize for Ethnography.
Tune into to Radio 4 to hear a discussion of her book a special edition of Thinking Allowed (aired Wednesday 11 April 2018) at 16.00.
BSA Philip Abrams Memorial Prize
Lucy Mayblin has been announced as the winner of the BSA Philip Abrams Memorial Prize 2018 for her book, Asylum After Empire: Colonial legacies in the Politics of Asylum Seeking
The BSA Philip Abrams Memorial Prize is for the best first and sole-authored book within the discipline of Sociology.
BSA Distinguished Service Award
John Solomos has been given this year’s Distinguished Service to British Sociology Award, an award made each year by the British Sociological Association to an outstanding individual who has contributed greatly to the discipline.
Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences
Emeritus Professor Elizabeth Dowler has been elected a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, nominated by the Social Policy Association.