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  • 20.09.2011: Findings from research by Jane Pilcher on youth and consumption have inspired an article by the Daily Mail on the recent UK riots. [Click this link to find out more]
  • 20.09.2011: The department offers its condolencies to the family of Rosemary Crompton who worked as a Professor here between 1995 and 1999. She will be missed both as a colleague and for her important contributions to inequality research. [Click this link to find out more]
  • 20.09.2011: The department welcomed Leah Bassel as a New Blood Lecturer.
  • 08.09.2011: Ipek Demir gave an invited talk entitled 'Frontiers of Science: Translation Across Scientific Borders' at the Royal Society's Frontiers Meeting, 5-8 September 2011.
  • 26.08.2011: Ellen Annandale (with K. Hunt) has edited the four volume Gender and Health collection published this year by Routledge. [Click this link to find out more]
  • 22.08.2011: Ipek Demir (with M. J. Murtagh, J. R. Harris and P. R. Burton) has published an article entitled 'Realizing the Promise of Population Biobanks: A New Model for Translation' in Human Genetics. [Click this link to find out more]
  • 22.08.2011: One of our graduates (Nikael Briggs) featured in a BBC Radio 4 documentary series called Generations Apart. [Click this link to find out more]
  • 04.08.2011: Jane Pilcher had a poster presentation entitled 'Girls of the Nation: Body Work in School Health Education in the 20th Century' at the Body Work in Health and Social Care Conference on 6th September 2011. [Click this link to find out more]
  • 29.07.2011: The department welcomed Dr Vehbi Bayhan (Department of Sociology, Inonu University, Turkey) as an Honorary Visiting Fellow until 30th September. His interests are Youth, Post Modernism and Risk Society. [Click this link to find out more]
  • 29.07.2011: The department has been ranked 133rd in the QS World University Rankings for Sociology. [Click this link to find out more]
  • 27.07.2011: Sociology is one of the participating departments in a new PhD by Distance Learning launched by the College of Social Science. [Click this link to find out more]
  • 17.07.2011: On 19 July, Edmund Chattoe-Brown presented a paper entitled 'The Role of Agent Based Modelling in Facilitating Well-being Research: An Introduction and Existence Proof' at the Well-being 2011 conference in Birmingham.
  • 14.07.2011: The department is delighted to announce its prize winning students for 2011: Laura Sherlock (Best 1st Year Prize), Tristan Alden (Best 2nd Year Prize), Ricardo Massiah (Anne Witz Third Year Prize), Hafiza Akhtar (Ilya Neustadt Prize), Lucy Watson (Ilya Neustadt Progression Prize) and Amy Wilson Redding (Dr Rees Powell Prize).
  • 14.07.2011: Congratulations to the graduating class of 2011 and wishing them all the best for the future.
Leicester Graduation 2011
  • 14.07.2011: Members of the department delivered successful Masterclass lectures on research methods to 200 local A/AS level students on June 24, one of a number of departmental initiatives to build on relationships with local colleges and schools. Topics included the Kurdish diaspora (Ipek Demir), the ethics of research involving those with learning difficulties (John Williams) and feminist research (Rose Holyoak).
  • 04.07.2011: Ipek Demir was one of the organisers of a BSA Theory Study Group conference entitled 'Rethinking the Modern: Colonialism, Slavery and Empire Conference' taking place in Birmingham 11-12 July 2011. She also ran the stream 'The Place of Minorities in Modernity and Coloniality'.
  • 09.06.2011: On 13 July, Jane Pilcher presented a paper entitled ''Small But Very Determined': Understanding Children's Consumption of Clothing' at the Understanding the Social World Conference. [Click this link to find out more]
  • 02.06.2011: On May 24th, Carlo Ruzza, Ellen Annandale and Ming Lim (Management) organised a highly successful event entitled Connected Communities: Healthcare, Markets and Service Delivery. Over 30 representatives from the local third sector discussed the impact of mooted NHS reform on Leicester care delivery. [Click this link to find out more]
  • 31.05.2011: Carlo Ruzza has published an article (with Stefano Fella) entitled 'Populism and the Italian Right' in Acta Politica.
  • 31.05.2011: David Bartram has published an article entitled 'Migration, Ethnonationalist Destinations and Social Divisions: Non-Jewish Immigrants in Israel' in Ethnopolitics.
  • 13.05.2011: Lydia Lewis (co-convenor of the BSA Mental Health Study Group) was part of the team organising a Study Day on Mental Health and Domestic Violence at Edge Hill University on 7th June.
  • 08.04.2011: Congratulations to Nina Teasdale, one of our Research Associates, on her first contribution to a peer-reviewed journal article entitled 'Exploring Gender and Social Entrepreneurship' in the Voluntary Sector Review.
  • 04.04.2011: Patrick White has received the Adult Literacy and Adult Education Award for an Exemplary Paper in respect of his AERA paper entitled 'Modelling Participation in Adult Learning and Future Learning Intentions in the 2000s'.
  • 23.03.2011: The fourth edition of the widely used textbook Sociology (by James Fulcher and John Scott) has just been published by Oxford University Press.
  • 23.03.2011: Stacey Pope, one of our former PhD students, gave a Doctoral Inaugural Lecture at Leicester entitled ''The Love of My Life': The Meaning and Importance of Sport for Female Fans' on Wednesday 30 March.
  • 18.03.2011: Jane Pilcher has contributed to the Leicester Exchanges blog (promoting public debate on contemporary issues) with a piece entitled "Older People: the 'Big Citizens' and Social Superglue of British Society?" Find out more.
  • 18.03.2011: Oliver Williams, one of our PhD students, has been awarded an Honourable Mention in the Young Researcher's Awards presented by the European Association for Sociology of Sport. Find out more.
  • 07.03.2011: Ian Hutchby has been invited to comment on how the social rituals of television viewing may evolve in the next decade as part of a BBC TV Licensing/ICM report on UK media consumption trends. Find out more.
  • 02.03.2011: Ellen Annandale, Carlo Ruzza and staff from the School of Management have won a grant from AHRC entitled 'New 'Connectivities': Civil Society, the 'Third Sector' and Dilemmas for Socially and Economically Sustainable Healthcare Delivery'.
  • 02.03.2011: Ipek Demir has published an article entitled 'Lost in Translation? Try Second Language Learning: Understanding Movements of Ideas and Practices across Time and Space' in the Journal of Historical Sociology.
  • 14.02.2011: Jacqueline Sanchez Taylor's article on cosmetic surgery tourism entitled 'When Cosmetic Surgery is a Marker of Ambition' appeared in guardian.co.uk today. Find out more.
  • 14.02.2011: Barbara Mizstal has published an article entitles 'Forgiveness and the Construction of New Conditions for a Common Life in the journal Contemporary Social Science.
  • 10.02.2011: Congratulations to Ellen Annandale on her promotion to Professor.
  • 10.02.2011: Jane Pilcher has published an article entitled 'No Logo? Children's Consumption of Fashion' in the journal Childhood. Find out more.
  • 09.02.2011: David Bartram was a panel member for the Office of National Statistics public debate on Measuring National Wellbeing which took place at the University on Monday 21 February. Find out more.
  • 09.02.2011: David Bartram and Edmund Chattoe-Brown took part in the new Leicester Exchanges blog promoting public debate on contemporary issues. Find out more.
  • 02.02.2011: Edmund Chattoe-Brown will be one of the lecturers at the Second ESSA Summer School on Agent-Based Modelling, University of Surrey, 18-22 July 2011. Find out more.
  • 07.01.2011: The Department for Education has asked Jane Pilcher to submit copies of her publications on children and fashion as part of the Bailey Review of the commercialisation and sexualisation of childhood.
  • 16.12.2010: Jane Pilcher has been interviewed about children and school sex education for a BBC Radio Four programme entitled 'Sex in the Classroom'. The programme will be broadcast on 1st January 2011.
  • 12.11.2010: Ian Hutchby has been invited to give a Keynote Speech at the University of Utrecht 375th Anniversary Conference, on the topic of Children’s and Juveniles’ Participation in Welfare, Health and Education. University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, June 2011.
  • 09.11.2010: Jane Pilcher has been interviewed by BBC Radio Leicester on the issue of the ageing of the population, as part of the 'Living Longer' series running during November 2010 across the BBC. Find out more.
  • 03.11.2010: Ipek Demir has been interviewed about the integration and hybridization of Turkish and Kurdish immigrants in Europe by the Turkish Times (published in London in Turkish, see page 2). Find out more.
  • 28.10.2010: Edmund Chattoe-Brown is part of a team (PI: Nigel Gilbert, Sociology, Surrey) funded by the ESRC (through the National Centre for Research Methods) to explore the integration of Agent Based Modelling and Multi-Level Modelling.
  • 28.10.2010: Ipek Demir has been awarded funding as part of the Teaching Enhancement Project Stream B: Supporting New Learning, Teaching and Assessment Activities for a project entitled 'Reaching Decisions Together: Participating in a Citizen Jury'.
  • 28.10.2010: Jane Pilcher has just published an article in Children and Society entitled 'What Not to Wear? Girls, Clothing and 'Showing' the Body'. Find out more.
  • 2010: Members of the Department delivered Masterclass lectures to around 200 A/AS level students on November 11th at Wyggeston and Queen Elizabeth I College, Leicester. Jackie Sanchez-Taylor will be talking about the global sex trade and Jane Pilcher's talk is entitled 'Families, Childhood and Social Change'.
  • 2010: Recent appearances on Thinking Allowed by David Bartram (talking about his research on migration and happiness) and John Williams (discussing his book Red Men: Liverpool Football Club, The Biography) are available from the Radio 4 web site. Find out more.
  • 2010: Ellen Annandale was keynote speaker at the bi-annual Canadian Society for Sociology of Health Conference in Ottawa on October 29th. Her talk is titled: "Whose Worse Off?" Stumbling Blocks in the Study of 'Gender and Health'. Find out more.
  • 2010: Jackie Sanchez Taylor is one of the investigators for a new two-year ESRC funded research project entitled "Sun, Sea, Sand and Silicone: Aesthetic Surgery Tourism in the UK and Australia". [Click this link to find out more]
  • 2010: The latest Thompson Reuters journal impact factors show Social Science and Medicine rising to 2.710. The journal is based in the department with Ellen Annandale as Editor-in-Chief and Ryan Mowat as Managing Editor. SSM is the world's most cited social science journal over a decade.
  • 2010: We have been ranked 11th among UK Sociology departments by The Complete University Guide.
  • 2009: Ipek Demir gave a talk entitled 'Turkish and Kurdish Youth and Education in London' at a symposium organised in the Alevi Cultural Centre (Cemevi), London. The talk was covered by the newspapers Avrupa and The Turkish Times. [Click this link to find out more]
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