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Using Big Data for Measuring Global Gender Inequality
26 Oct 2018

Gaps in geographical coverage and infrequent production of gender-disaggregated data limit our ability to measure and monitor progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals. With support through a ‘Big Data for Gender Challenge’ Award from the Data2X, an initiative of the UN Foundation, a project led by Ridhi Kashyap in the Department of Sociology in collaboration with the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) has been exploring how big data innovations can help with measuring and ‘nowcasting’ global gender inequalities.

Part-Time MSc in Sociology now open for applications!
01 Dec 2017

Are you interested in pursuing the MSc in Sociology, but can't commit to full-time study?  Take a look at the part-time MSc - the same course of study, spread over two years.

Professorship of Sociology
20 Nov 2017

The Department of Sociology, University of Oxford, in association with Nuffield College, is looking for a senior scholar of international distinction with an outstanding record of research publications in the discipline of sociology.
The applicant can be working within any subject area of sociology.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon, Monday January 15 2018.

How Theresa May lost her majority and how Scots have kept the Tories in government
09 Jun 2017

Dr Stephen Fisher comments on last night's General Election results.

Oxford Sociology Top in Europe
08 Jun 2017

Oxford is top Sociology department in Europe for the third consecutive year.

Africa's Twins at Risk
02 Jun 2017

Researchers have discovered that one-fifth of twins in sub-Saharan Africa die before the age of five in what is thought to be the first comprehensive study to track the development of twin mortality in that part of the world.

Professor Melinda Mills keynote speaker at ISA RC28 (Social Stratification and Mobility): Spring Meeting 2017, University of Cologne
27 Apr 2017

Professor Melinda Mills gave a keynote at the ISA RC28 (Social Stratification and Mobility) Spring Meeting 2017 at the University of Cologne.

Richard Breen on 'Gaps in Educational Attainment'
20 Apr 2017

Richard Breen talks about 'Gaps in Educational Attainment' in this youtube clip.

Does Uber Really Prevent Drunken Driving? It Depends on the Study
11 Apr 2017

New York Times online (USA), 07/04/2017, Jacey Fortin

Article on research into whether ride-hailing companies such as Uber help prevent drink-driving and related incidents notes that one such study was jointly carried out by David S Kirk, an associate professor at Oxford University.

Professor Heath and Dr Richards from Sociology/CSI awarded ESRC Brexit Priority research grant
03 Apr 2017

Red lines and compromises – what are the public's red lines in the negotiations and what are they prepared to compromise on?


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