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  • Pilkington Teaching Award

    We are pleased to hear that sociology and media studies lecturer Dr. Adam Fish has been awarded a Staff Award in the “Pilkington Teaching” category for 2016. The award celebrates Adam's “innovative, energetic, and enthusiastic teaching and the transformative effect it has had on Sociology’s undergraduate provision.”

  • Mobile, Networked, Collaborative PPDR: How to Make IT Good?

    Monika Buscher, Katrina Petersen (Centre for Mobilities Research) and Catherine Easton (Law School) are organising a workshop on ethical, legal and social issues in Public Protection and Disaster Relief at the 2016 Public Safety Communications (PSCE) Conference in Brussels, in collaboration with Lina Jasmontaite and the SecInCoRe and EPISECC projects.

  • 6th Annual Postgraduate Science and Technology Studies Conference

    The Department of Sociology and the Centre for Science Studies at Lancaster University hosted the 6th annual postgraduate science and technology studies (STS) conference from Monday 21st to Wednesday 23rd March 2016, gratefully funded by the ESRC North West DTC and the Faculty for Arts and Social Sciences at Lancaster. Once again, we were delighted to involve students and staff reviewers from across the North West DTC area.

  • The Problem of Increasing Automation in Weapon Systems

    Professor Lucy Suchman has participated in two events examining the problem of increasing automation in weapon systems.

  • Is Violent Crime Increasing?

    Professor Sylvia Walby will present evidence that violent crime in England and Wales is increasing.

  • Richardson Institute Internship Programme Research Exhibition

    The work of two sociology undergraduate students Ben Clay (3rd year, Organization Studies and Sociology) and Molly Gay (2nd year, Sociology and Criminology) was recognized at the Richardson Institute Internship Programme Research Exhibition event that took place on Thursday 28 April.

  • Care, pregnancy and parenthood – report identifies risk factors

    Standard sexual health education may need re-thinking for care experienced young people to reduce unplanned pregnancy, says a new report.

  • Professor John Urry (1946-2016)

    John Urry, longstanding colleague and an influential scholar who has shaped several fields of sociology, died suddenly, 18th March

  • Gender Dimension of Trafficking in Human Beings

    New research led by Lancaster University's Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Sylvia Walby on the gender dimension of trafficking in human beings was published and launched today in the European Parliament.