Department of Sociology

Undergraduate study

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

The University holds a Gold Teaching Excellence Framework award, showing that we deliver consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students.

Research Excellence Framework (REF)

The Department of Sociology placed first overall in the Research Excellence Framework 2014, with 100% of research impact rated 4*.

Postgraduate study

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Events and conferences 

Wed
27
Feb

Obesity, stigma and reflexive embodiment: feeling (and illustrating) the “weight” of expectations

Existing research overwhelmingly demonstrates that obesity stigma is an ineffective means by which to reduce the incidence of obesity and that it promotes weight-gain

Thu
28
Feb

The Weight of Expectation Comic Launch: Illustrating How Obesity Stigma gets Under the Skin

A new edition of a comic exploring how our culture stigmatises larger body sizes is launching in York on 28 February. The Weight of Expectation, or WoE, comic was created in 2018 and tells the story of how stigma associated with bodyweight and size gets under the skin and is felt in the flesh

Fri
8
Mar

Walking amongst the dead: The York Death and Culture walk

Wherever you walk in the ancient walled city of York you are never too far away from the deceased. By walking through spaces and places in York you can explore and reflect upon human mortality

Fri
10
May

The York Dead Good Festival

Lots of free public events will be running during the festival ranging from theatrical performances to will writing to thinking about death in science fiction and pet grief.

Wed
15
May

Materialising loss and facing the absence-presence of the dead

This presentation is based on interviews carried out with bereaved individuals in Sweden and United Kingdom and examines how the loss of a significant other unravels through a process of materialisation