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.
Professor Lucy Suchman has participated in two events examining the problem of increasing automation in weapon systems.
Professor Sylvia Walby will present evidence that violent crime in England and Wales is increasing.
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.
Standard sexual health education may need re-thinking for care experienced young people to reduce unplanned pregnancy, says a new report.
John Urry, longstanding colleague and an influential scholar who has shaped several fields of sociology, died suddenly, 18th March
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.
Dr Jude Towers has been presenting research findings on the increasing rate of domestic violent crime in England and Wales at the recent N8Policing Research Partnership workshop.
Joe Deville talks about his study on consumer default and the evolution of agencies designed to collect people's debts.