SPS student recognised by fellow Mexicans for outstanding contribution to social science
School of Social and Political Science student Omar Loera has been awarded the 2021 Carlos Fuentes Award, for his outstanding academic achievements and research contributions to the social sciences during his PhD.
Senior lecturer elected to Board of the International Consortium for Social Development
Dr George Palattiyil, Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the School of Social and Political Science, has been elected as a member of the Board of the International Consortium for Social Development (ICSD).
SPS graduate wins best PhD thesis in the field of gender and politics
Congratulations to Dr Ashlee Christoffersen, whose PhD thesis has been named the year’s best from across Europe in the field of gender and politics.
University of Edinburgh alumna to lead new East African Social Work Resource Centre
Dr Hadijah Mwenyango, an alumna of the Social Work doctoral programme at the University of Edinburgh, will lead the new East African Social Work Regional Resource Centre (RRC) based at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.
Celebrated U.S. history scholar delivers Munro Lecture on the history of American fascism
Robin D G Kelley, Professor of American History at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and author and activist for black lives and human justice, delivered the first of this semester’s two University of Edinburgh Munro Lectures.
Can leaders’ missteps guide Africa’s Covid path?
Power has offered politicians precious little protection from the pandemic but lessons learned could be of lasting benefit, Jean-Benoit Falisse writes for Edinburgh Impact.
Experts discuss Northern Ireland in new episode of Constitutionally Sound
In the latest episode of the Centre on Constitutional Change’s podcast Constitutionally Sound, host Allan Little discusses Northern Ireland with political sociology expert Katy Hayward and former Chief British Government Negotiator on Northern Ireland, Jonathan Powell.
New toolkit to transform collaborative research approaches across disciplines
Edinburgh researchers and partners have created a new toolkit to support collaboration between arts, humanities, and social science disciplines and STEM areas to solve society’s most complex challenges.
SPS honoured at CAHSS Recognition Awards 2021
Colleagues at the School of Social and Political Science have won a number of awards at the College’s Colleague Recognition Awards this afternoon, including the Adaptation to Change Award, the Excellent Newcomer Award, the Outstanding Team Award, and a highly commended in the Community Engagement Champion Award.
Newsletter showcases new work from Social Anthropology staff and students
The fifth edition of the Edinburgh Anthropology Showcase is out now, celebrating new and recent work from the School of Social and Political Science’s (SPS) Social Anthropology department.
Kerala’s Covid story serves as a cautionary tale
Kerala may be a relatively small state in Indian terms, but the lessons we can learn from its Covid experience are significant.
SPS energy expert highlights Scottish research ahead of COP 26
Dr Kirsten Jenkins, whose work focuses on how energy transitions affect society and create issues of injustice, has joined Scotland’s leading climate researchers in a series of expert interviews by the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE).