The Sociology department at Edinburgh (founded in 1964 by Tom Burns) is one of the UK’s leading Sociology Departments, highly regarded for its record of influential original research and teaching. Edinburgh Sociology has been rated as first in the UK for the quality and breadth of its research in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF2014). We have a longstanding commitment to original empirical and theoretical work on society, and on the production of cultural and...


Liz Stanley's Article Shortlisted for Sage Prize

Nominee for SAGE Prize for Innovation and/or Excellence

Sociology is First Contributor to Library's New Institutionally Authored Collection

Lisa McCormick's New Book is First Donation to Collection

Chloe MacLean published in Special Issue of Sport in Society

Forthcoming special issue: Sex Integration in Sport and Physical Culture

Upcoming Events

Feb 08 Seminar: Hosted by: Katherine Baxter # University of Edinburgh; Hosted by: Sociology # University of Edinburgh Childhood, Livelihoods and the Everyday: a Ethnography of the Lived Experience of the 'Global Schooling Project 17:30 (4 days, 2 hours and 30 minutes) , Chrystal Macmillan Building

Global Ethnographies

Feb 11 Seminar: Speaker: Su Hu # University of Edinburgh; Speaker: Lisa McCormick # University of Edinburgh; Speaker: Alvaro Saez # University of Edinburgh Work in Progress 11:00 (2 hours) , Chrystal Macmillan Building - 6th Floor Common Room

Seminar Series

Feb 12 Screening: Hosted by: Sociology # University of Edinburgh; Hosted by: Lola Grundmann # University of Edinburgh Documentary Screening: Quinoa Soup 18:00 (1 hour) , Appleton Tower


Sociology Video