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SPS alumna takes up key post in Biden administration

A graduate of the School of Social and Political Science (SPS) has taken up a key role in US president Joe Biden’s administration, as National Security Council (NCS) Senior Director for Europe. [02 Feb 2021]

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Dr Jackie Gulland wins prestigious award for the year’s best social policy book

Dr Jackie Gulland, Lecturer in Social Work at the School of Social and Political Science (SPS), has picked up the Social Policy Association’s (SPA) 2020 Richard Titmuss award for the year’s best book in the field. [15 Dec 2020]

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Africa Europe Foundation calls on Edinburgh academic to join transport taskforce

Professor Paul Nugent at the School of Social and Political Science (SPS) has joined a new taskforce to support the development of relations between Africa and Europe, and reinforce their partnership in the international arena. [03 Dec 2020]

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Resilient childcare solutions to protect family wellbeing in times of crisis

Researchers at the School of Social and Political Science (SPS) have won new funding from the Economic and Social Research Council to address the urgent need for effective childcare solutions for families during the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond. [03 Dec 2020]

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Edinburgh researcher to give a feminist perspective on the impact of COVID-19 in Africa

Dr Rama Salla Dieng at the School of Social and Political Science (SPS) and international collaborators will begin a new project tackling the social, economic and political impact of COVID-19 in Africa with a feminist, intersectional perspective. [03 Dec 2020]

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New project allocates £750,000 for research in decoloniality

The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) at the University of Edinburgh has launched a new fellowships programme to lead research on decoloniality. [03 Dec 2020]

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University of Edinburgh writers support 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign with Blogathon

genderED, the University of Edinburgh’s hub for gender and sexuality studies, is running a 16-day blogathon, to raise awareness of the global 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign. [30 Nov 2020]

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Edinburgh researchers part of ESRC-funded study on global responses to domestic violence and abuse under Covid-19

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh’s School of Social and Political Science (SPS) are part of a new international study launching later this month to examine global responses to domestic violence and abuse during the Covid-19 pandemic. [25 Nov 2020]

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