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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.

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

Queen's Birthday Honours: CBE for Prof Anthony Heath
15 Jun 2013

The Department of Sociology is delighted to congratulate Professor Anthony Heath, who becomes a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

David Pettinicchio's paper on "Migration and Ethnic Nationalism" receives honorable mention
04 Jun 2013

Dr David Pettinicchio's paper on "Migration and Ethnic Nationalism: Anglophone Exit and the Decolonization of Quebec" has received the 2012 honorable mention from the Minnesota Population Center's IPUMS International Research Award.

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