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Being born working class is bad for your health...
12 Nov 2018

...and moving up the social ladder doesn’t compensate.  Patrick Präg and Lindsey Richards' article "showed that both origin and destination class matter. In fact, it seems that they each exert around the same level of influence. This means that your social class during childhood has a long reach and you cannot escape the health consequences of your social origins, even after climbing the social ladder all the way to the top."

Their article in The Conversation was picked up in the Independent, and their study was also published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.

Congratulations to Xuejie Ding on the successful completion of her DPhil!
01 Nov 2018

The Department would like to extend its congratulations to Xuejie Ding on the successful completion of her DPhil in Sociology, and wish her all the best in her future career.

Her thesis was entitled "Biosocial determinants of health outcomes: New approaches and evidence", and she was supervised by Professor Melinda Mills and Dr Nicola Barban.  Xuejie is now a postdoc here in the University of Oxford's Sociology Department!

Using Big Data for Measuring Global Gender Inequality
26 Oct 2018

Gaps in geographical coverage and infrequent production of gender-disaggregated data limit our ability to measure and monitor progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals. With support through a ‘Big Data for Gender Challenge’ Award from the Data2X, an initiative of the UN Foundation, a project led by Ridhi Kashyap in the Department of Sociology in collaboration with the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) has been exploring how big data innovations can help with measuring and ‘nowcasting’ global gender inequalities.

Congratulations to Iris Po Yee Lo for First Prize in the Social Sciences Poster Presentation!
22 Oct 2018

The Department congratulates Iris Po Yee Lo on winning first prize in the poster presentation of the Social Sciences Welcome and Induction event. 

Is the Mafia Taking over Cybercrime?
14 Aug 2018

Dr Jonathan Lusthaus presented at Black Hat 2018 in Las Vegas on "Is the Mafia Taking over Cybercrime?", with coverage by Dark Reading and Axios.

Elderly men make just as good carers as women, finds study
14 Aug 2018

Dr Laura Langner's research shows that that elderly men spend as much time looking after their unwell spouses as women do, as reported in the Mail Online.

Congratulations to Hugo Rojas Corral on successfully completing his DPhil!
03 Aug 2018

The Department would like to extend heartfelt congratulations to Hugo Rojas Corral on the completion of his DPhil ‘Indifference to Past Human Rights Violations in Chile: The Impact on Transitional Justice Success, 1990-2017'. Hugo was supervised by Professor Leigh Payne. Best wishes for your future career!

Congratulations to Isabel Raabe on the successful completion of her DPhil!
02 Aug 2018

The Department would like to heartily congratulate Isabel Raabe on the completion of her DPhil in Sociology. Her thesis was entitled Social Aspects of Educational Inequality, and she was supervised by Professor Janne Jonsson. Our very best wishes for your continued success!

Professor Melinda Mills elected to British Academy
25 Jul 2018

The Department would like to congradulate Professor Melinda Mills on her election as a Fellow of the British Academy.

Professor Melinda Mills recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours
11 Jun 2018

The innovative interdisciplinary work of Professor Melinda Mills has been recognised in The Queen’s Birthday Honours List

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