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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.

Congratulations to Zsofia Boda for successfully completing her DPhil
20 Apr 2016

Zsofia Boda successfully completed her DPhil, titled Friendship Based on Race or Race Based on Friendship? The Co-Evoluation of Friendships, Negative Ties and Ethnic Perceptions in Hungarian School Classes under the supervision of Professor Tom Snijders. Zsofia is now a postdoc with the Chair of Social Networks team at ETH Zurich. The Department wishes her all the best for her future career.

Congratulations to Simon Escoffier Martinez for successfully completing his DPhil!
06 Apr 2016

Simon Escoffier Martinez successfully completed his DPhil, titled Mobilisational Citizenship: Identity and Collective Action in Santiago de Chile's Underprivileged Urban Grassroots under the supervision of Professor Leigh Payne. Simon is now pursuing an academic career in Chile. The Department wishes him all the best for his future career!

Congratulations to Juta Kawalerowicz for successfully completing her DPhil!
04 Apr 2016

Juta Kawalerowicz successfully completed her DPhil, titled Hotbeds of unrest and extremism: How social context influences political participation in the 21st century: Britain, from rioting to far right party membership under the supervision of Professor Michael Biggs. Juta was awarded a Marie Curie postdoctoral fellowship and is working at the Institute for Analytical Sociology at Linköping University. The Department wishes her all the best for her future career!

Congratulations to Dingeman Wiertz
18 Feb 2016

Dingeman Wiertz successfully completed his DPhil, titled A Bridge Too Far? Volunteering, Voluntary Associations, and Social Cohesion under the supervision of Professor Nan Dirk de Graaf.  Dingeman now holds a Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellowship at Nuffield College.  The Department wishes him all the very best for his future career.

2015 AH Halsey Prizes
17 Nov 2015

Congratulations to the Department of Sociology's 2014- 2015 A H Halsey MSc Prizewinners! Mr Luka Boeskens was awarded the AH Halsey Prize for Best Overall Performance in the MSc Examinations 2014-15 and Ms Mariann Novak –the AH Halsey Prize for Best MSc Dissertation 2014-15.

 

Congratulations to Dr Turkay Nefes who has recently been awarded a Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe Post-Doctoral Fellowship
22 Oct 2015

De Nefes' research whilst on the Rothschild Founcations fellowship will be centred on The contemporary experience of the Jewish minority in New Turkey.


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