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Read Dr Turkay Nefes' recent article for Open Democracy titled Understanding conspiracy theories in the Turkish context
21 Oct 2015

Read Dr Turkay Nefes' recent article for Open Democracy titled Understanding conspiracy theories in the Turkish context

Dr Heather Hamill awarded a Wellcome Trust Seed Grant for project on Trust, risk and uncertainty in medicinal transactions in Sub-Saharan Africa
30 Sep 2015

Congratulations to Dr Heather Hamill and Dr Kate Hampshire (Department of Anthropology, University of Durham) who have just been awarded a Wellcome Trust Seed Grant. The title of their project is 'Trust, risk and uncertainty in medicinal transactions in Sub-Saharan Africa: Integrating Behavioural Game Theory and Ethnography to develop a robust analytical framework to address a major global public health challenge.

Dr Neil Ketchley and Dr Michael Biggs's latest article is published in the Washington Post
19 Aug 2015

 

Dr Neil Ketchley and Dr Michael Biggs's latest article, Who actually died in Egypt’s Rabaa massacre has just been published in the Washington Post.

 

Dr Rebecca Wong publishes a paper on "The Illegal Tiger Trade in China" in The British Journal of Criminology
19 Aug 2015

Dr Rebecca Wong has just published a paper on "The Illegal Tiger Trade in China" in The British Journal of Criminology. The paper uncovers criminal networks of smugglers in three cities of China, and reconstructs their structure. Dr Wong obtained her D.Phil in the Department in 2013. The paper is based on her doctoral work.

The Financial Times mentions the work of Prof Diego Gambetta and Prof Federico Varese on an article about Roberto Saviano
22 Jun 2015

The Financial Times mentions the work of Prof Diego Gambetta and Prof Federico Varese oi an article about Roberto Saviano and his book ZeroZeroZero.

Dr Stephen Fisher appointed to panel to find out what went wrong with the election forecasts
09 Jun 2015

The day after the election the British Polling Council announced it was going to have an inquiry into what went wrong with the polls. The National Centre for Research Methods  has announced the membership of the inquiry team of which Dr Stephen Fisher is a part of.

Study by Prof Melinda Mills, Dr Felix Tropf and Dr Nicola Barban on genes and what part they play in the age of first-time mums and family size receives a lot of media attention
05 Jun 2015

The study titled Human Fertility, Molecular Genetics, and Natural Selection in Modern Societies by Prof Melinda Mills, Dr Felix Tropf and Dr Nicola Barban was originally published by PLOS One.

Dr Turkay Nefes' book on Online Anti-Semitism in Turkey has just been published by Palgrave Macmillan
03 Jun 2015

The research provides a sociological perspective on an understudied topic and demonstrates the roots of anti-Jewish sentiment by tracing it through historical methods and online content analysis of relevant conversations.

Professor Melinda Mills and Dr Nicola Barban launch new website for ERC funded research project SOCIOGENOME
18 Mar 2015

The website will keep you informed with the progress of the project and will try to engage the public in this new venture.

Oxford University research faces criticism from Conservative MPs for new report which analyses background to the 2011 riots
12 Mar 2015

The Telegraph published an article in which Conservative MPs criticised Prof Michale Biggs and Juta Kawalerowicz's research which analysed background to the 2011 riots


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