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Research Themes

Research within the Department of Sociology covers the broad span of the discipline and is organised in terms of three main areas as outlined below. Each research theme has its own specific orientation and way of working in terms of collaborating on research grant applications, discussing work in progress, and organising seminars and symposia. Colleagues also participate in the activities of the two Research Centres hosted within the department - the Social Theory Centre and the Centre for the Study of Women and Gender - as well as in interdisciplinary programmes across the university and beyond. Active participation in the research themes, centres, and broader research programmes and networks demonstrates the strength and dynamism of our research culture.