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Sociology: Research


Our work is at the crossroads of professional, critical, public and user-oriented policy sociology and focuses on the interweaving of individual lives, social processes and historical change. Our goal is the growth and deepening of an already large and vibrant community of scholars, active across a wide range of specialisms in sociology. We aim to be intellectually innovative, flexible, inclusive, enabling and capacity building. We foster intellectual diversity rather than...

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Research in Sociology at Edinburgh involves a substantial level of external funding from bodies such as the UK ESRC and the European Research Council. Research income is currently running at an average of Ł1.9 million a year, and is widely distributed across our staff. Between January 2008 and July 2013, we won 17 externally-funded fellowships and 70 other new external research grants.

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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: