Sociology at Warwick has an outstanding reputation for social theory. This research cluster is distinctive for its global reach and its active exploration of the relations between theory and methodology, redefining the disciplinary and public relevance of social research.
Key research themes include:
Relations between theory and methodologies
- The constructions of research subjects and objects
- Theory, epistemology and the authority of
- Methodological innovations from visual sociology to digital sociology,
ethnography to quantitative methods
- Euro-centric nature of social and political theory
- Historical tools and techniques of theorising in sociology
- The sociological roots of neo-liberal thought
The Social Theory Centre is located in the department and incorporates the research expertise of members of staff drawn from across the university.
Members of the department also work with the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies
Current Research Projects:
- Contested and Possible Sovereignties: The ‘State’ of Kashmir, Institute of Advanced Studies, (March 2014-June 2014). Goldie Osuri with Nick-Vaughan Williams (Warwick) and Dibyesh Anand (University of Westminster).
- MA programme in Social and Political Thought
- MA programme in Social Research
- MA programme in Sociology