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2012 News

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.