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Summer School on Longitudinal and Life Course Research
20 Feb 2014

The Summer School on Longitudinal and Life Course Research

25-29 august 2014 - VU University Amsterdam - The Netherlands

The Summer School is open to PhD students, research master students and post-doctoral fellows from demography, epidemiology and quantitative sociology who are interested in life course research. A basic requirement is an undergraduate degree in a social or biological discipline and master training which included quantitative data analysis.

Mauttarak (DPhil) and Heath's worked featured in Economist
07 Feb 2014

Dr Raya Mauttarak (Associate Member and DPhil 2008) and Emeritus Professor Anthony Heath's research on intermarriage amoung ethnic groups in Britain is featured in the Economist.

Dr Neli Demireva and Anthony Heath study on community cohesion in the UK featured in the Independent
03 Feb 2014

 Dr Neli Demireva and Anthony Heath's study on community cohesion in the UK shows how diversity within neighbourhoods helps ethnic minorities better identify with the UK.

Stuckler - Foreign Policy Leading Global Thinkers 2013
29 Jan 2014

Dr David Stuckler and his co-author, Dr Sanjay Basu, have been named as Foreign Policy's Leading Global Thinkers of 2013 in the category of 'Healers'.

Raheel Dhattiwala (DPhil Candidate) publishes thesis findings in the Hindu
02 Jan 2014

The Hindu (31 December 2013) featured a lead article by Raheel Dhattiwala (DPhil Candidate - submitted), discussing findings from her thesis on violence in Gujarat in 2002. The research is particularly topical as the Chief Minister of Gujarat at that time, Narendra Modi, is one of the main contenders for Prime Minister of India in the forthcoming elections. These findings were initially published in an article, coauthored with Dr Michael Biggs (her supervisor), in Politics and Society.

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.

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.

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