News and Events
Leicester Sociologist Carlo Ruzza has just published (jointly with Christiane Falge and Oliver Schmidtke) a book entitled Migrants and Health: Political and Institutional Responses to Cultural Diversity in Health Systems (Ashgate 2012). [Click on this link for more online information via publisher]
The new edition of the Palgrave Handbook of Gender and Healthcare, edited by Ellen Kuhlmann and Leicester Sociologist Ellen Annandale has been made a Palgrave book of the month. [Click on this link for more information from the publisher]
The department was ranked 7th in the Guardian's League Table published on 22 May according to a range of indicators. It was also ranked 2nd in the UK for student satisfaction by The Complete University Guide. [Click on this link to find out more about the Guardian result] [Click on this link to find out more about the Complete University Guide result]
... to Ellen Annnandale who has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Umeå University in Sweden, to be conferred in October 2012.
The campus may have been quiet over the Easter break but there was still plenty of activity here at Leicester.
Leicester sociologist Ipek Demir has recently published a paper entitled 'Battling with Memleket in London: the Kurdish Diaspora's Engagement with Turkey' in Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. [Click on this link for online access to the article via publisher]
A regular review from the Press Office of coverage of the University in the media.
The Department of Sociology (jointly with the Department of Politics and International Relations) is currently seeking applicants for a 3 year full-time funded studentship (covering fees and stipend) leading to a PhD. The studentship is for full-time study only and the successful applicant will be expected to commence their studies in September 2012 or as soon as possible thereafter. Applicants are sought in the area of the formation and consequences of immigration and immigrant policies in the UK and in comparative perspective. UK/EU Applicants only. The initial closing date for applications is 21 May 2012 but the studentship will remain available until filled. [Click on this link for further information]
The Eighth Annual Festival of Postgraduate Research (organised by the Leicester Graduate School) will be taking place 17 May 2012. Fifty of our best postgraduate researchers (selected competitively from the 1300 doctoral students at Leicester), will present their cutting edge research to academics, employers and the public. [Click on this link to find out more about the Festival of Postgraduate Research]
The challenge starts here… The link between low family income and poor educational attainment is stronger in the UK than in almost any other developed country. That’s not right, it’s not fair and it can’t be allowed to continue. Teach First’s graduates are doing something about it and having a massive impact on young people’s lives. Are you ready to help us break this link?
Leicester sociologist Ipek Demir has been invited to give a paper entitled 'Battlespace Diaspora' at the 'Diaspora Politics and Diaspora Policies' Workshop as part of the of the 13th Mediterranean Research Meeting of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies of the European University Institute in Florence between 12-14 March 2012. [Click on this link to find out more]
Professor Peter Baehr (Chair Professor of Social Theory, Department of Sociology and Social Policy, and Academic Dean of Social Sciences, Lingnan University, Hong Kong) will present on the problem of unmasking.
In a week packed with news stories, we saw students battle at Bosworth and host a dating game show for charity; academics spoke on surnames and social media; and we welcomed our new glassblower to the campus.
Leicester sociologist Jane Pilcher is presenting the results of her pilot research on trends in surname choice at a departmental seminar on 7 March 2012. This research considers when and why a woman takes a man's name (or vice versa) as a result of life changes (like marriage, cohabitation or having children). [Click on this link to go to a press release with more details of the research]
To find out more about postgraduate study in sociology, why not attend the University of Leicester Postgraduate Open Day on Tuesday 13 March 2012? [To find out more click on this link]
Leicester sociologist Ellen Annandale will be one of the keynote speakers at a wide ranging event organised in the University of Leicester for International Women's Day on the 8 March 2012. Her talk is entitled "Women's Health and Wellbeing: Past, Present and Future". [Click on this link to find out more]
Leicester Sociologist Edmund Chattoe-Brown gave a talk as part of the Complex Systems Simulation Seminar Series (an interdisciplinary initiative at the University of Southampton) entitled "Challenges in the Simulation of Potentially Complex Systems: A View from Social Science" on 17th February 2012. [To find out more click on this link]
Leicester sociologist Ipek Demir will be taking part in the 'Democracy from Below' seminar series organised by the Centre for the Study of Global Media and Democracy, at Goldsmiths (University of London) on 8th March 2012. She will explore the idea of Citzenship after Orientalism with Professor Engin Isin (Open University) and Professor Sanjay Seth (Goldsmiths). [To find out more click on this link]
Leicester sociologist Carlo Ruzza and the Research Unit in Civil Society are taking part in a one day symposium on 9th May 2012 entitled "Patient and Public Involvement in Health Policy and Services" with the Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness. Funded places are available for postgraduate students and individuals outside academia. Speakers include Professors Marian Barnes (Brighton), Jennie Popay (Lancaster), Carlo Ruzza (Leicester) and Andy Thompson (Edinburgh). [To book or contact the organisers click on this link.]