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Former Sociology student Asli Mert is Post-doctoral Researcher of the UNESCO Chair
09 Jan 2017

Former Sociology student, Asli Mert, is now working as a Post-doctoral Reseacher of the UNESCO Chair in Gender Equality and Sustainable Development at Koc University, working with Prof. Cigdem Kagitcibasi.

TV: BBC2, Will Britain Ever Have a Black Prime Minister?
14 Nov 2016

One-hour programme looking at the obstacles facing black Britons in rising to positions of power and influence. A segment of the programme is dedicated to university admissions and Oxford in particular, following Aisha, a state-educated prospective Oxford applicant from south London as she attends the university Open Days, and interviewing Cameron, the President of Oxford's African and Caribbean Society.

Men are secret slobs who only do chores to show off - here's the proof
14 Nov 2016

Daily Telegraph, 11/11/2016, Cristina Criddle
Opinion piece on a new analysis of the division of household chores along gender lines by the Office of National Statistics. The analysis is based on data gathered by Oxford University.

12 DNA areas ‘linked with the age at which we have our first child and family size’
31 Oct 2016

Researchers have identified 12 specific areas of the DNA sequence that are robustly related with the age at which we have our first child, and the total number of children we have during the course of our life. The study, led by the University of Oxford, working together with the Universities of Groningen, The Netherlands and Uppsala, Sweden, includes an analysis of 62 datasets with information from 238,064 men and women for age at first birth, and almost 330,000 men and women for the number of children. Until now, reproductive behaviour was thought to be mainly linked to personal choices or social circumstances and environmental factors. However, this new research shows that genetic variants can be isolated and that there is also a biological basis for reproductive behaviour. The paper is co-authored by over 250 sociologists, biologists, and geneticists from institutions worldwide, and has been published in the journal, Nature Genetics.

Genome-wide analysis identifies 12 loci influencing human reproductive behavior
31 Oct 2016

Researchers have identified 12 specific areas of the DNA sequence that are robustly related with the age at which we have our first child, and the total number of children we have during the course of our life. The study, led by the University of Oxford, working together with the Universities of Groningen, The Netherlands and Uppsala, Sweden, includes an analysis of 62 datasets with information from 238,064 men and women for age at first birth, and almost 330,000 men and women for the number of children. Until now, reproductive behaviour was thought to be mainly linked to personal choices or social circumstances and environmental factors. However, this new research shows that genetic variants can be isolated and that there is also a biological basis for reproductive behaviour. The paper is co-authored by over 250 sociologists, biologists, and geneticists from institutions worldwide, and has been published in the journal, Nature Genetics.

Congratulations Rima Majed
19 Sep 2016

Rima Majed is now an Assistant Professor in Sociology at the American University of Beirut.  The Department wishes her success in her future career.

The Land Reform Deception: Political Opportunism in Zimbabwe's Land Seizure Era
19 Jul 2016

Alexander Charles Laurie's book 'The Land Reform Deception: Political Opportunism in Zimbabwe's Land Seizure Era' was published in March 2016 by Oxford University Press.

Mafia boss Bernardo Provenzano dies in prison aged 83
14 Jul 2016

Financial Times online, 13/07/2016, Unattributed
Article on the death of Mafia boss Bernardo Provenzano includes comment from Federico Varese, professor of criminology at the University of Oxford.

Congratulations to Serena Pattaro for Successfully Completing her DPhil in Sociology
13 Jun 2016

Serena Pattaro successfully completed her DPhil, titled 'Women's Employment Instability and Fertility Dynamics: Cross-Cohort Changes in Italy and Sweden' under the supervision of Professor Francesco Billari. Serena is now a Research Associate within the Administrative Data Research Centre for Scotland (ADRC-S) and Urban Studies at the University of Glasgow, collaborating with Professor Nick Bailey (University of Glasgow) and Professor Chris Dibben (University of Edinburgh) on a research project on the impact of unemployment benefit sanctions on a number of outcomes, such as children's schooling and benefit claimants' health, criminal activity and homelessness. The Department wishes her all the best for her future career.

It’s Raining Men! Sweden Sees Historic Gender Balance Shift
02 Jun 2016

Famous for its efforts to put women on an equal footing with men, Sweden is experiencing a gender balance shift that has caught the country by surprise: for the first time since record-keeping began in 1749, it now has more men than women.


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