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2011 News

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