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Dr Robert de Vries - Dehumanisation of Welfare Claiments
15 May 2013

Dr Robert de Vries was published in The Guardian with his piece "The cuts get personal".

The article has generated a huge response online.

Francesco Billari the keynote speaker at the EU 2013 Demography Forum
02 May 2013

Professor Francesco Billari, Head of the Department of Sociology, is a keynote speaker at the European Union 2013 Demography Forum.

Dr Paolo Campana's work profiled in "Il Fatto Quotidiano"
01 May 2013

Dr Paolo Campana is the subject of an article in the Italian daily Il fatto Quotidiano.

Dr David Stuckler joins the department
19 Apr 2013

The Department of Sociology is very pleased to welcome two new staff members: Dr David Stuckler, an internationally renowned expert in global health and Dr Aaron Reeves, postdoctoral researcher with particular interests in public health, physical activity and social stratification.

Michael Biggs was interviewed for Talk of the Nation on (U.S.) National Public Radio.
22 Feb 2013

Michael Biggs was interviewed on the history of self-immolation for Talk of the Nation on (U.S.) National Public Radio.


Funda Ustek interviewed by 'Politiken'
17 Dec 2012

Funda Ustek, whose DPhil thesis is entitled 'Is the informal labour market a choice or a trap for less-educated women?', has recently been interviewed on her research by the Danish paper Politiken

A H Halsey MSc Prizewinners announced
29 Nov 2012

Congratulations to the Department of Sociology's 2011- 2012 A H Halsey MSc Prizewinners, Marja Verbon and Alexander Upfill-Brown. Alex is awarded the A H Halsey Prize for Best Dissertation, while Marja receives the A H Halsey Prize for Best Overall Performance in the MSc 2011-2012.

Dhattiwala and Biggs: The Political Logic of Ethnic Violence
19 Nov 2012

Raheel Dhattiwala (DPhil) and Michael Biggs have published a new article entitled ‘The Political Logic of Ethnic Violence: The Anti-Muslim Pogrom in Gujarat, 2002’ for Politics and Society 2012.


Department awarded two Teaching Excellence Awards
08 Nov 2012

The University of Oxford launched its Teaching Excellence Awards Scheme in 2006, and these are awarded to staff who improve the student experience in many ways, from academic content to library and technical support.

Federico interviewed regarding "Mafias on the Move"
07 Nov 2012

"New Books in Terrorism and Organized Crime" Website interviews Federico Varese regarding his new book "Mafias on the Move: How Organized Crime Conquers new Territories".

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