News archive

Congratulations Class of 2017

Posted on Wednesday 19 July 2017

Celebrating with our new graduates in the Department of Sociology


AHRC research grant for investigation into antimicrobial resistance

Posted on Friday 7 July 2017

Pathways, Practices and Architectures will compare the way cystic fibrosis clinics attempt to stop infections from spreading.


Project: Overcoming the barriers: Including people with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities in research

Posted on Thursday 19 December 2013

There is a fully funded WRDTC studentship available.


Vice President Ellen Annandale!

Posted on Thursday 28 November 2013

Ellen Annandale has been appointed as a Vice President of the European Sociological Association (ESA).


New MA Culture, Society and Globalization

Posted on Tuesday 5 November 2013

A new MA Culture, Society and Globalization degree has gained approval for October 2014


New MA Criminology and Social Research

Posted on Friday 18 October 2013

A new MA Criminology and Social Research degree has gained approval for October 2014


Twelve PhD Positions on Pollution Monitoring in Cities

Posted on Friday 11 October 2013

The University of York is pleased to offer 12 PhD studentships in a unique opportunity to train the next generation of interdisciplinary workers in the area of pollution monitoring.


Ellen Annadale and the European Sociological Association

Posted on Thursday 26 September 2013

Ellen Annandale has been appointed for a 2nd term (2013-2015) to the Executive Committee of the European Sociological Association.


Kim Jamie presents at Royal Pharmaceutical Society Conference

Posted on Thursday 26 September 2013

On 8th-9th September, Kimberly Jamie was at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Conference in Birmingham presenting a poster about pharmacists' education in the field of genetics.


Sociology, Food and the BBC

Posted on Thursday 26 September 2013

A paper co-authored by Sarah Nettleton and Paul Chappell with former Sociology Department colleague Emma Uprichard has had a mention on the bbc news website.


BSA Medical Sociology Conference at York

Posted on Thursday 26 September 2013

On 11th-13th September, the University of York hosted the annual British Sociological Associate annual Medical Sociology conference. Now in it's 45th year, MedSoc is an important event in the medical sociology calendar.


Living Wills and Radio Wales

Posted on Friday 30 August 2013

Living Wills: What would you want?


New Book Edited by Rowland Atkinson

Posted on Friday 30 August 2013

Dr Rowland Atkinson is releasing a edited collection


Application for Postgraduates Who Teach (PGWT) in Sociology 2013

Posted on Tuesday 20 August 2013

Postgraduates Who Teach (PGWT) are required for the following first year Sociology modules running in the Autumn term 2013:


British Academy International Partnership & Mobility Scheme Grant

Posted on Tuesday 13 August 2013

Dr Merran Toerien and Dr Sian Beynon-Jones have been awarded a British Academy International Partnership & Mobility Scheme grant


Rowland Atkinson, Gentrification and The Guardian

Posted on Tuesday 6 August 2013

Rowland Atkinson our expert in urban studies has been quoted in the Guardian relating to:London's world status and house price boom now hurting the middle class.


Sociology Graduation 2013

Posted on Wednesday 24 July 2013

The Sociology and Social and Political Science Classes of 2013 graduated on 10th July 2013. The Head of the Sociology Department Ellen Annandale and Brian Loader, Head of the Social and Political Science awarded the degrees.


Gareth Millington at Leverhulme Trust Symposium

Posted on Wednesday 24 July 2013

Dr Gareth Millington, a lecturer in the department and member of CURB (Centre for URBan Research), recently presented a paper at the Leverhulme Trust funded symposium on ‘Out of Control Suburbs?


Neoliberalism, Crisis and the World System Conference University of York, 2nd – 3rd July 2013

Posted on Wednesday 24 July 2013

The Sociology Department's Nick Gane was a key figure in organizing a well received conference at the beginning of July at the University of York.


Researching the Frivolous - Glossy Topics Matter

Posted on Wednesday 3 July 2013

Ruth Penfold-Mounce has written a blog post for the new Celebyouth Blog.


Unusual Article in Journal of Pragmatics

Posted on Wednesday 3 July 2013

Celia Kitzinger has been involved in an unusual scholarly article in that it has 6 lead authors and 7 co-authors.


New Professor

Posted on Friday 28 June 2013

Nik Brown has been promoted to a personal Chair


Jobcentre Plus Advisory Workshop

Posted on Friday 28 June 2013

Merran Toerian has recently facilitated a two day workshop with Annie Irvine and Professor Paul Drew for Jobcentre practitioners.


New Lecturer

Posted on Friday 28 June 2013

Clare Jackson has achieved a level transfer from a Teaching Fellow to a Lecturer in Sociology


Daryl Martin wins 'Highly Commended for Supervision' Award

Posted on Friday 28 June 2013

Daryl Martin, who is a Lecturer in the Sociology Department has won a 'Highly Commended for Supervision Award' at the new University of York Student Union Excellence in Teaching and Supervision Awards.


DTC ESRC Multidisciplinary PhD Studentships 2013/14

Posted on Monday 10 June 2013

We are able to offer three fully funded PhD studentships for 2013/4 entry with 4 years of enhanced funding worth £80K.


Green Impact Award

Posted on Thursday 23 May 2013

The Department of Sociology has been awarded Bronze status through the NUS Green Impact Strategy


Dr Nisha Kapoor New Edited Book

Posted on Monday 13 May 2013

Dr Nisha Kapoor has edited a new book: The State of Race


New book published

Posted on Monday 29 April 2013

Prof Sharon Macdonald publishes a new book: Memorylands


Department of Sociology Newsletter 2013

Posted on Wednesday 27 March 2013

The latest edition of the Department of Sociology Newsletter has now been released.


British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship Awarded

Posted on Friday 22 March 2013

Dr Amanda Rees has been awarded a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship: Excavating Deep History: historiography, methodology and narratives of human nature


Catastrophising and normalising in patient’s accounts of their seizure experiences

Posted on Friday 22 March 2013

Each month Epilepsy Action Magazine Seizure Reviewers read the summaries of the articles in the latest issue of Seizure. They then decide which one should be readers' choice. In December 2012 it was the turn of Catherine Robson (PhD student in Department of Sociology), Paul Drew, Traci Walker, Markus Reuber, The University of York and the University of Sheffield


Two new articles by Laurie Hanquinet

Posted on Thursday 14 March 2013

Laurie has recently published two new articles. The first of these looks at ethnicity and education aspirations in Brussels, while the second focuses on how museum visitors understand and conceptualise the art that they see. More information appears below about both of these, which are now available online.


Two MA/MSc 50th Anniversary Postgraduate Scholarships

Posted on Wednesday 20 February 2013

The Department is pleased to announce that we are able to award two 50th Anniversary Postgraduate Scholarships each worth £10,000


Panel Discussion on China Radio International

Posted on Wednesday 20 February 2013

Dr Paul Johnson has participated in a one-hour panel discussion about sexual orientation and human rights on China Radio International


ESRC Grant for Chronic Disorders of Consciousness Research

Posted on Monday 11 February 2013

Celia Kitzinger has been awarded a grant from the ESRC to fund further research on chronic disorders of consciousness.


Graduation January 2013

Posted on Tuesday 29 January 2013

21 graduands graduated at the University ceremony on Friday 24 January


Post Doctoral Opportunity Chronic Disorders of Consciousness Group

Posted on Wednesday 23 January 2013

A one year position is now available. Apply by 13 February 2013 (extended deadline)


Sarah Nettleton talking about her research on Fell Running in the Lake District

Posted on Thursday 20 December 2012

Back in October, Prof Sarah Nettleton took part in a seminar on Endurance Sports at the University of Warwick.


Interview with Colin Campbell on the sociology of sustainability

Posted on Tuesday 18 December 2012

An interview with Colin Campbell, emeritus professor in the department, has been published in a special issue of an Italian sociology journal


Laurie Hanquinet on cultural participation in the Brussels-Wallonia Federation

Posted on Tuesday 18 December 2012

Laurie Hanquinet gives a press conference in Belgium


Gareth Millington on anti-riots and urban modernism

Posted on Tuesday 18 December 2012

Lecturer in sociology Gareth Millington has just published an article in Sociological Research Online. In the paper Gareth offers an urban perspective on the disturbances of August, 2011 arguing that the socio-spatiality of contemporary London plays a critical role in explaining how and why the riots unfolded in the highly idiosyncratic form they did. The article is unashamedly inspired by Marshall Berman’s (1982) classic text, All That Is Solid Melts into Air, especially in terms of understanding the friction that exists in the city between competing forms of urban modernism.


University Award

Posted on Tuesday 18 December 2012

Well done to SATSU Research Fellow Kim Jamie on receiving an award for her 'outstanding' PFA teaching portfolio


Homosexuality and the European Court of Human Rights

Posted on Wednesday 28 November 2012

Written by Dr Paul Johnson


New Directions in Crime and Deviancy

Posted on Wednesday 28 November 2012

Edited by Dr Rowland Atkinson and Prof Simon Winlow


Grand and not so grand designs: Why do people choose to build their own homes?

Posted on Wednesday 28 November 2012

Dr Michaela Benson, of the University's Department of Sociology, aims to shed light on the diversity of self-builders, their motivations, and their decisions concerning what and how to build.


Habitele Research Project

Posted on Tuesday 16 October 2012

An international project on the use of mobile phones and digital identities


Relaying Your Research Competition Success

Posted on Wednesday 22 August 2012

Congratulations to Jennifer Reynolds, PhD student, Department of Sociology who won third prize in a competition to commemorate the Olympic Torch Relay in York. Ten University of York PhD students presented their research to a lay audience and ‘passed on the baton’ of research to the next generation.


Outstanding Portfolio prize

Posted on Friday 27 July 2012

Success for Kimberly Jamie in her PGCAP (Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice) qualification


Spencer Foundation Grant

Posted on Friday 13 July 2012

Brian Loader has been awarded a research grant from the Spencer Foundation.


Centre for Chronic Diseases and Disorders: Internal Funding Scheme

Posted on Friday 13 July 2012

Celia Kitzinger has won one of the University of York C2D2 awards for 'Chronic Disorders of Consciousness:An interdisciplinary Research Project'


York top 8 in UK for Sociology

Posted on Friday 6 July 2012

The University of York has been awarded a top 8 UK ranking and a top 46 world ranking in Sociology. Published annually since 2004, QS World University Rankings® is the most trusted university ranking in the world.


AHRC Funded PhD Available

Posted on Thursday 28 June 2012

The Department of Sociology, University of York is offering an AHRC-funded Collaborative PhD studentship with the British Museum.


Relaying your Research - 3 Minute Thesis Competition

Posted on Thursday 21 June 2012

3 Minute Thesis Competition in Collaboration with York Enterprise 2012: Ready, steady, GROW at York Race Course


Recent PhD Successes

Posted on Friday 25 May 2012

The following students have successfully completed their PhD degrees and had their awards confirmed by University Senate.


British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship

Posted on Friday 4 May 2012

Dr Nicholas Gane has been awarded a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship


Prof Robin Wooffitt is new Head of Department

Posted on Tuesday 1 May 2012

Prof Robin Wooffitt has taken over as the new Head of Department in the Department of Sociology


Prof Celia Kitzinger awarded ESRC grant

Posted on Tuesday 1 May 2012

Professor Celia Kitzinger (Sociology) has been awarded a grant for an ESRC Seminar Series Grant for a project called " Advance Decisions: Informing implementation strategies through interdisciplinary and cross-national dialogue".


Public Perceptions of the Social Sciences in a Contemporary Era of Unrest Postgraduate Day Conference - Monday 16 April 2012

Posted on Wednesday 18 April 2012

This was a one day postgraduate conference which focussed on perceptions of social science disciplines in the light of current social and political upheaval and uncertainty.


Sociology Alumni

Posted on Tuesday 17 April 2012

Have you joined the York Alumni yet?


Department of Sociology Newsletter Spring 2012

Posted on Friday 27 January 2012

This is the first edition of the Department of Sociology Newsletter


Graduation Reception January 2012

Posted on Monday 23 January 2012

Photographs from the Graduation Reception Friday 20 January 2012. All the graduands were awarded post graduate Masters or PhD degrees.


Tamlyn Ryan awarded Preparing Future Academics (PFA) programme accolade

Posted on Friday 4 November 2011

Department of Sociology PhD Student wins award


Looking In and Speaking Out: Introspection, Consciousness, Communication

Posted on Thursday 3 November 2011

New book written by Prof Robin Wooffitt and Dr Nicola Holt


Visitor to SATSU

Posted on Thursday 3 November 2011

Iwona Machoczek is visiting the department for a month and working in SATSU. She is giving a talk on Thursday 17th November at 1.15pm in W/231D. Her title is "Cord Blood - An Analysis of the Social Issues During the Extraction, Conservation and Practice" .


York welcomes Norwegian Professor of Sociology

Posted on Tuesday 13 September 2011

Professor Johannes Hjellbrekke from the University of Bergen, Norway, has just started a three-month sabbatical in the Department of Sociology.


A Decade in Internet Time: Symposium on the Dynamics of the Internet and Society

Posted on Tuesday 2 August 2011

This year’s Annual iCS (Information, Communication & Society) is being held in Oxford at the Oxford Internet institute between Wednesday 21 - Saturday 24 September 2011


Stem cells What's human? What's animal? And what of the biology in between?

Posted on Monday 25 July 2011

Dr Nik Brown in The Guardian: Policymakers, institutions and even language are hopelessly out of step with developments in trans-species science


Enterprise interns take up residence

Posted on Friday 22 July 2011

Eight student entrepreneurs, including a recently Sociology graduate, have taken up summer residence in the superb Ron Cooke Hub building under a new scheme offered by the University of York’s Careers Service.


The June York Deviancy Conference

Posted on Tuesday 19 July 2011

The June York Deviancy Conference was a roaring success; around 250 academics and practitioners from 30 countries joined the historic meeting which was set-up to celebrate critical studies in criminology.


Dr Kelly Benneworth wins Supervisor Award

Posted on Tuesday 19 July 2011

One of the Department of Sociology staff has won one of four University Supervisor Awards for her work with both undergraduate and postgraduate students


Department of Sociology Students Celebrate Success

Posted on Tuesday 19 July 2011

Over one hundred students attended the recent Graduation Ceremony on Friday 15th July. Amongst them was Clare Keegan who has a story to tell about her time at York.


Wellcome Trust-Funded Theatre Project

Posted on Wednesday 6 July 2011

Kimberly Jamie has been invited to act as an expert contributor to a Wellcome Trust-funded theatre project exploring the issues and debates raised by pharmacogenetic technology as part of Y Touring’s Theatre of Debate programme.


MS Cake Morning

Posted on Friday 20 May 2011

Our thanks and congratulations are offered to the Sociology posts graduates who baked cakes and biscuits to raise funds for Multiple Sclerosis.


Researchers 'engineer' debate on sound recording

Posted on Monday 16 May 2011

Researchers from the University of York are hoping to create a better understanding of engineering by exploring its role in sound recording. Their starting point will be asking people working in the audio industry if they consider themselves to be technical engineers or artists - or something else entirely.


Research Developments in the Department of Sociology

Posted on Tuesday 19 April 2011

Recent research collaborations and grants within the Department of Sociology


Papers presented at the 60th British Sociological Association meeting in London, 6-8 April

Posted on Tuesday 19 April 2011

Members of staff and two PhD students presented papers at the recent BSA 60th Anniversary Conference in London


Great British Class Survey

Posted on Monday 4 April 2011

The Department of Sociology is involved in the BBC Great British Class Survey - one of the biggest sociological studies ever undertaken. Please read about the study and fill in the on-line survey


ESRC Funding 2011 Entry

Posted on Thursday 10 February 2011

We have 2 ESRC Scholarships to award as part of the Sociology cluster of training pathways within the White Rose Doctoral Training Centre, a major new collaboration between the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York. These scholarships are available on a 1+3 or a +3 basis to students from the UK/EU.


PhD White Rose Studentship: Insecurity, Marginality and Control in the Post-industrial City

Posted on Tuesday 1 February 2011

This studentship is part of the broader White Rose network on Global Anxieties and Urban Governance.


Graduation January 2011

Posted on Monday 24 January 2011

Photographs from the Graduation Reception and Ceremony on Friday 21 January 2011


MSc Scholarships Available

Posted on Friday 3 December 2010

Scholarships available for 2011 Entry


York wins THE University of the Year

Posted on Friday 3 December 2010

The University of York has been named THE University of the Year in the 2010 Times Higher Education Awards.


New Web Site Launched

Posted on Tuesday 2 November 2010

The Department of Sociology web site has been updated.


Successful Bid Result

Posted on Thursday 28 October 2010

Congratulations to Rowland Atkinson and Simon Winlow who have been successful in their bid under the auspices of the Research Visitor Scheme.


The Opening of the Sociology Graduate Village

Posted on Wednesday 20 October 2010

The PhD Students invited all the Department of Sociology staff and the PG community to coffee and cakes to mark the official opening of the Sociology Graduate Village


Successful Rapid Response Fund Bid

Posted on Friday 8 October 2010

Congratulations go to Tamlyn Ryan and Brian Loader for their success in applying to the Rapid Response Fund and being awarded £1124 to support academic writing


ESRC 1+3 Quota Award Application and Procedure

Posted on Wednesday 1 September 2010

One ESRC 1+3 studentship, commencing October 2010


Staff appointment

Posted on Saturday 31 July 2010

Department welcomes Professor Mike Savage


RAE improvement

Posted on Tuesday 8 June 2010

Big increases in rankings for Sociology


Department Reception at January Graduation

Posted on Saturday 23 January 2010

University Graduation Ceremony, Saturday 23 January


The Plight of the Uncool Sociologist

Posted on Thursday 21 January 2010

Dr Dave Beer has given an interview to The Chronicle of Higher Education in the U.S.A on the problems of being an 'uncool sociologist'.


Celebrity Culture and Crime: The Joy of Transgression

Posted on Wednesday 20 January 2010

Congratulations to Dr Ruth Penfold-Mounce who has just had had her first book published by Palgrave Macmillan.


8th International Aikido Tournament, Kyoto, Japan

Posted on Sunday 20 September 2009

York researcher wins silver


Food Matters

Posted on Wednesday 10 June 2009

Research into the post-war history of food


Graduation January 2009

Posted on Saturday 24 January 2009

Congratulation to everyone who graduated with either BA Hons, MA, MSc or PhD degrees on Saturday 24 January.


Cord blood banking

Posted on Sunday 4 January 2009

Considering the political and moral economy of umbilical cord blood banking