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Feminist Art Fair & Zine Making Workshop


Date: 5th March 2019
Time: 11:15am - 12:45pm
Venue: OC0.04, The Oculus

The Department's Feminist Pedagogy / Feminist Activism Student's are organising a feminist art fair & zine making workshop for International Women's Day 2019. Stop by and join them in the Oculus (OC0.04) from 11:15am.

Tue 05 Mar 2019, 09:30

Sociology undergraduate Lanaire Aderemi will be presenting research at BCUR 2019

Sociology undergraduate Lanaire Aderemi will be presenting her research at this year's British Conference of Undergraduate Research (BCUR). Her paper is titled 'The Biafran War: the politics of remembering, misremembering and forgetting' Click here to read her research abstract.

This year's conference will be held in Cardiff on 15 & 16 April and further information can be found at:

Mon 04 Mar 2019, 16:06 | Tags: Research events Students

Warwick ASEAN Conference 2019 - 23 February 2019

Sociology students and staff are invited to attend this year's Warwick ASEAN Conference which aims to connect students interested in Southeast Asia with thought leaders about the region, and foster a community passionate about the future of ASEAN. The theme for this year's conference is Forging the Future; prompting self-reflection and evaluation of ASEAN's present challenges.

Held on 23 February, this all day event will be filled with panel discussions with esteemed speakers, embassy engagement sessions, career workshops, a Southeast Asian food fair, and more! For more information, visit the Facebook page at

Sat 23 Feb 2019, 16:00 | Tags: events, Students

Wellbeing Week (4 - 8 February)

This year, Warwick will be holding a Wellbeing Week to promote the support which is available and communicate key messages on wellbeing, including healthy lifestyles, physical health and activity, mental health, and financial wellbeing. You can see a list of events taking place each day here.

Wed 06 Feb 2019, 08:59 | Tags: Staff Students

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 Apr 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 Mar 2018, 17:20 | Tags: Research

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