Jan
09

Former Sociology student is Post-doctoral Researcher of the UNESCO Chair

Former Sociology student, Asli Mert, is now working as a Post-doctoral Reseacher of the UNESCO Chair in Gender Equality and Sustainable Development at Koc University, working with Prof. Cigdem Kagitcibasi.

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Nov
14

TV: BBC2, Will Britain Ever Have a Black Prime Minister?

13/11/2016, 21:00

One-hour programme looking at the obstacles facing black Britons in rising to positions of power and influence. A segment of the programme is dedicated to university admissions and Oxford in particular, following Aisha, a state-educated prospective Oxford applicant from south London as she attends the university Open Days, and interviewing Cameron, the President of Oxford's African and Caribbean Society.

 

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Nov
14

Men are secret slobs who only do chores to show off - here's the proof

Daily Telegraph, 11/11/2016, Cristina Criddle
Opinion piece on a new analysis of the division of household chores along gender lines by the Office of National Statistics. The analysis is based on data gathered by Oxford University.

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Oct
31

12 DNA areas ‘linked with the age at which we have our first child and family size’

Researchers have identified 12 specific areas of the DNA sequence that are robustly related with the age at which we have our first child, and the total number of children we have during the course of our life. The study, led by the University of Oxford, working together with the Universities of Groningen, The Netherlands and Uppsala, Sweden, includes an analysis of 62 datasets with information from 238,064 men and women for age at first birth, and almost 330,000 men and women for the number of children. Until now, reproductive behaviour was thought to be mainly linked to personal choices or social circumstances and environmental factors. However, this new research shows that genetic variants can be isolated and that there is also a biological basis for reproductive behaviour. The paper is co-authored by over 250 sociologists, biologists, and geneticists from institutions worldwide, and has been published in the journal, Nature Genetics.

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Sep
19

Congratulations Rima Majed

Rima Majed is now an Assistant Professor in Sociology at the American University of Beirut.  The Department wishes her success in her future career.

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Jun
13

Congratulations to Serena Pattaro for Successfully Completing her DPhil in Sociology

Serena Pattaro successfully completed her DPhil, titled 'Women's Employment Instability and Fertility Dynamics: Cross-Cohort Changes in Italy and Sweden' under the supervision of Professor Francesco Billari. Serena is now a Research Associate within the Administrative Data Research Centre for Scotland (ADRC-S) and Urban Studies at the University of Glasgow, collaborating with Professor Nick Bailey (University of Glasgow) and Professor Chris Dibben (University of Edinburgh) on a research project on the impact of unemployment benefit sanctions on a number of outcomes, such as children's schooling and benefit claimants' health, criminal activity and homelessness. The Department wishes her all the best for her future career.

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Apr
20

Congratulations to Zsofia Boda for successfully completing her DPhil

Zsofia Boda successfully completed her DPhil, titled Friendship Based on Race or Race Based on Friendship? The Co-Evoluation of Friendships, Negative Ties and Ethnic Perceptions in Hungarian School Classes under the supervision of Professor Tom Snijders. Zsofia is now a postdoc with the Chair of Social Networks team at ETH Zurich. The Department wishes her all the best for her future career.

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Apr
06

Congratulations to Simon Escoffier Martinez for successfully completing his DPhil!

Simon Escoffier Martinez successfully completed his DPhil, titled Mobilisational Citizenship: Identity and Collective Action in Santiago de Chile's Underprivileged Urban Grassroots under the supervision of Professor Leigh Payne. Simon is now pursuing an academic career in Chile. The Department wishes him all the best for his future career!

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Apr
04

Congratulations to Juta Kawalerowicz for successfully completing her DPhil!

Juta Kawalerowicz successfully completed her DPhil, titled Hotbeds of unrest and extremism: How social context influences political participation in the 21st century: Britain, from rioting to far right party membership under the supervision of Professor Michael Biggs. Juta was awarded a Marie Curie postdoctoral fellowship and is working at the Institute for Analytical Sociology at Linköping University. The Department wishes her all the best for her future career!

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Feb
18

Congratulations to Dingeman Wiertz for successfully completing his DPhil

Dingeman Wiertz successfully completed his DPhil, titled A Bridge Too Far? Volunteering, Voluntary Associations, and Social Cohesion under the supervision of Professor Nan Dirk de Graaf.  Dingeman now holds a Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellowship at Nuffield College.  The Department wishes him all the very best for his future career.

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