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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

Funding award: Immigration Otherwise: Co-Production and Participative Engagement


The department is delighted to announce that Dr Hannah Jones has been awarded an ESRC IAA grant for a collaborative project entitled 'Immigration Otherwise: Co-Production and Participative Engagement'. The project is a collaboration with Dr Yasmin Gunaratnam at Goldsmiths, University of London and theatre company ActREAL. They will be working with schools in Oxford and Coventry to explore the implications of immigration control on young peoples’ lives.

The image is the cover of a collaboratively-authored book by Hannah, Yasmin and six others, on which the theatre work will be based.

Keep an eye on our Research Impact page for more information.

Thu 29 March 2018, 17:20 | Tags: Research

‘Chaos and Crisis: Can Prison Be Better Than This?’

A workshop titled ‘Chaos and Crisis: Can Prison Be Better Than This?’ took place on Wednesday 17th of January 2018 at the University of Warwick. This event was co-organised by the Howard League for Penal Reform, Safe Ground, and the Department of Sociology and the Criminal Justice Centre at Warwick. It was supported by an ESRC Impact Acceleration Account fund that seeks to raise public engagement on current issues inside English and Welsh prisons. The workshop was designed to be an interactive, day-long encounter that brought together a range of prison practitioners and employees, former prisoners, criminal justice charities and NGOs, media, researchers, campaigners and others interested in issues of criminal justice. An impressive range of panelists, all having substantial experience and knowledge of prisons attended.

Thu 22 March 2018, 15:38 | Tags: Research Conference, Debate or Seminar

Job opportunity: Research Associate/Senior Research Associate (Cambridge)

Behaviour Change By Design

University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine

We are seeking two RA/SRA’s to join the Behaviour Change by Design team. See below for further details on the posts we’re recruiting to:

Research Associate/Senior Research Associate* in Social or Behavioural Sciences

We seek a talented researcher to join a new four year Wellcome funded work programme on behaviour change. The successful post-holder will join a new team to develop and lead a series of planned activities to help forge collaborative relationships between policy makers and researchers in order to maximise the implementation of evidence generated by our research programme on changing behaviour by re-designing environments. The closing date for this post is: 31st January 2018, with interviews to be held on the 9th February 2018. For further details and to apply, click here.

Research Associate/Senior Research Associate

We are also recruiting for a health researcher to join a new Wellcome funded work programme on behaviour change. The project is funded for four years starting in January 2018. The successful post-holder will carry out and develop an agreed programme of research across the collaborating institutions of the Universities of Cambridge and Bristol and the multitude of sites in which field studies will be conducted including Melbourne (Australia), as well as England, Scotland and Wales. The closing date for this post is: 30th January, with interviews to be held on the 9th February. For further details and to apply, click here.

 For further information about our research programme please see our new website:

Mon 22 January 2018, 13:14 | Tags: job opportunity

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