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Rima Majed (DPhil candidate) on sectarian conflict for Al Jazeera
02 Jan 2014

Rima Majed's article 'Did Arab uprisings deepen the Sunni-Shia divide?' was featured in Al Jazeera English, 18 December 2013. Rima's DPhil thesis (supervised by Dr Michael Biggs) investigates the formation of sectarian identities in Lebanon.

£6 Million Research Grants for Time-use Research in Oxford.
28 Nov 2013

The Centre for Time Use Research (CTUR) in Oxford University’s Sociology Department has won two major research grants, from the European Research Council (ERC) and the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). The Centre is internationally recognized for research using surveys of individuals’, households’ and societies’ patterns of time-use, and supplies data and other resources to the international research community. It is the home of the Multinational Time Use Study (MTUS), the largest collection of harmonised time-use data in the world, including 65 surveys, and more than three-quarters of a million diary-days, for 21 countries, covering the last 50 years.

 

Franceso Billari awarded honorary doctorate
13 Nov 2013

Professor Francesco Billari, head of the Sociology Department, is today receiving a Doctorat Honoris Causa from l'Université catholique de Louvain.http://www.uclouvain.be/453358.html

Dhattiwala wins Scholarship from Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy
28 Oct 2013

Raheel Dhattiwala, DPhil student has won a Public Policy Scholarship from Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy in Chennai. She will investigate whether the BJP, a Hindu-nationalist party, is gaining support from Muslims in Gujarat.

Jonathan Gershuny Interviewed by BBC Oct. 2013
17 Oct 2013

Professor Jonathan Gershuny is interviewed on BBC Radio 4, on Saturday 19th October at 20:00.

Christina Fuhr's research on university students featured in THES
28 Aug 2013

The Times Higher Educational Supplement discusses research conducted by Christina Fuhr, who recently gained her DPhil from Oxford's Department of Sociology. Along with Natasha Warikoo of Harvard University, Fuhr investigated the experiences and attitudes of undergraduates at Oxford and Harvard. Their article is published in the British Educational Research Journal.

Francesco Billari and Stuart Basten's interview with the Wall Street Journal on the UK Birthrate
09 Aug 2013

The Office for National Statistics said there were 813,200 births in the U.K. in the year ended June 2012—the largest number since 1972. There were nearly that many births in the prior 12-month period.

Campana and Varese publish survey on "trust among gang members"
26 Jul 2013

Prof Federico Varese and Dr Paolo Campana, part of the ExtraLegal Governance Institute (ExLegi) have published a study in Rationality and Society on trust between gang members.

Michael Biggs interviewed re The Death of Thich Quang Duc
10 Jul 2013

Dr Michael Biggs was interviewed by the BBC World Service for Witness: The Death of Thich Quang Duc

 

Chan and Bolliver investigate the "Grandparent effect"
30 Jun 2013

Dr Tak Wing Chan and Dr Vikki Bolliiver have published a study in the American Sociological Review, which concludes that children's eventual position in Britain's class system is closely linked to that of their grandparents, not just their parents


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