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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 scientific knowledge. Our approach is shaped by a sociological understanding of the importance of the link between biography and history, private troubles and public issues,... Read rest of text

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Lisa McCormick to have chapter published this year

Lisa McCormick’s chapter, “Competitions as Complex Performances”, will be published later this year.

Nathan Coombs has papers pubished

Nathan Coombs recently had two papers published in the British Journal of Sociology and The Routledge International Handbook of Financialization

The Horizon 20.20 Project

The Horizon 20.20 project, that Kate Orton-Johnson is part of is featured in the European Science media hub here:

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Feb 27 Speaker: Dr. Isabelle Darmon # University of Edinburgh The Sociology of Food 12:00 (2 hours) Violet Laidlaw Room, 6.02, CMB


Mar 25 Speaker: Dr Rachel Howell # University of Edinburgh Structuring sustainable practices: The impact of university infrastructure and services on students’ habitual behaviours 11:00 (2 hours) Violet Laidlaw Room, CMB 6.02

Apr 22 Speaker: Prof Jukka Gronow # University of Helsinki Market devices, commensuration and the social formations of taste. On the social constitution of economic markets 11:00 (2 hours) Practice Suite CMB 1.12

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