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Takehiko Kariya awarded humanities and social sciences book prize
18 Nov 2020

Takehiko Kariya, Professor in the Sociology of Japanese Society, has been awarded the Humanities and Social Sciences Prize by the 74th Mainichi Shuppan Bunka Sho (The Mainichi Publication Culture Prize). He receives the award for his book ‘Oitsuita Kindai Keita Kindai’ (Who killed Japan’s Modernity? What Comes after ‘Catch-Up?’). The annual prize celebrates excellence in the field of humanities and social sciences in Japan. 

COVID-19 vaccine: reliable communications needed to beat ‘infodemic’ of misinformation - new report
10 Nov 2020

A coordinated programme to combat anti-vaxx misinformation and encourage confidence in a COVID-19 vaccine is essential if a take-up target of eight in ten people in the UK is to be achieved, according to Professor Melinda Mills, author of a report published today by the British Academy and the Royal Society for the SET-C (Science in Emergencies Tasking: COVID-19) group.

New study indicates children raised by same-sex parents perform better at school
14 Oct 2020

New research led by Dr Deni Mazrekaj at Oxford’s Department of Sociology indicates that children raised by same-sex parents from birth perform better than children raised by different-sex parents in both primary and secondary education. 

José Manuel Aburto receives 2021 European Demographer Award
18 Sep 2020

The Förderfonds Wissenschaft in Berlin and Population Europe have announced that José Manuel Aburto, Newton Fellow at the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science and the Department of Sociology, is one of two recipients to be honoured with a European Demographer Award 2021, alongside Carlo Giovanni Camarda, Institut National d'Études Démographiques, Paris.

New book by Takehiko Kariya: “Education, Equality, and Meritocracy in a Global Age: The Japanese Approach”
03 Aug 2020

Takehiko Kariya, Professor in the Sociology of Japanese Society at Oxford, and Jeremy Rappleye, Associate Professor at Kyoto University, have co-authored a new book “Education, Equality, and Meritocracy in a Global Age: The Japanese Approach”, published this summer by Teachers College Press, Columbia University.

Rebecca W. Y. Wong wins the 2020 Asian Criminological Society Distinguished Book Award
27 Jul 2020

Former Oxford Sociology DPhil student Rebecca Wong has been awarded the 2020 ACS Distinguished Book Award for her work "The Illegal Wildlife Trade in China: Understanding the Distribution Networks", Palgrave (2019).

Professor Francis Dodoo awarded prestigious British Academy Global Professorship to join Oxford
16 Jul 2020

Professor Francis Dodoo is to join the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science in the Department of Sociology and Nuffield College as one of three new British Academy Global Professors at the University of Oxford.

Face coverings made compulsory after the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science COVID-19 study inspires debate
15 Jul 2020

Face coverings in shops will be made compulsory from 24 July, and the prohibition may be extended to other indoor spaces. The move follows last week’s COVID-19 face coverings study from Oxford’s Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science on behalf of the Royal Society and British Academy.

Felix Busch awarded ECSR Thesis Prize 2020
09 Jul 2020

The European Consortium for Sociological Research announced today that Oxford Sociology DPhil alumnus Felix Busch has been awarded the ECSR Thesis Prize 2020 for his thesis titled ‘Gender Segregated Labor Markets’.

Face masks and coverings effective in reducing the spread of COVID-19: new study by Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science
08 Jul 2020

Cloth face coverings, even homemade masks made of the correct material, are effective in reducing the spread of COVID-19 - for the wearer and those around them - according to a new study from the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science.

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