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Funding Opportunity - Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships

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 by the deadline of Wednesday 23 January 2019.

Further information can be found at:

Tue 08 January 2019, 17:28 | Tags: PhD Student Staff

Feminist and Women's Studies Association Book Prize 2018 awarded to Dr Maria do Mar Pereira

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:

Tue 11 December 2018, 14:46 | Tags: Women and Gender Staff good news

Sociofest Event

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.

Thu 06 December 2018, 14:30

In Memoriam - Professor Robert Fine

Fri 22 June 2018, 13:51

Warwick Sociology ranked number 4 in the Guardian University Guide 2019

The Department of Sociology is proud to announce that we have risen to number 4 nationally in the Guardian University Guide 2019.

Fri 01 June 2018, 14:51

Congratulations to colleagues recognised at the University Staff Awards!

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 and

Congratulations to all!

For more on the Award winners and commendees, and the reasons why they were recognised, see

Mon 21 May 2018, 12:20 | Tags: good news

New insights into disabled young people who 'succeed but don't proceed' at school

Mon 14 May 2018, 15:51 | Tags: Research Publications

Warwick at Tate Exchange 12-17 June: The Production of Truth, Justice and History

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.

Fri 11 May 2018, 12:01 | Tags: Research events

Ideas Funding awarded to colleagues from Sociology

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!

Tue 01 May 2018, 15:09 | Tags: Research

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.

Fri 13 April 2018, 12:19 | Tags: Research Staff good news

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