We are one of the UK's leading centres for research and teaching in Sociology. One of our major strengths is diversity, both in who we are and what we do.
On our single and joint undergraduate degree programmes we place a strong emphasis on doing rather than just reading about sociology.
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.
Using Twitter data to study protests
Surveying protesters is challenging because protests are often unexpected, but new research has identified better ways to study protests, using Twitter data.
New fellowship for academics engaging with the work of Stuart Hall
A new postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Edinburgh for 2022 is open for applications from scholars engaging with the work of Stuart Hall, a celebrated academic, writer and cultural studies pioneer.
RSE makes recommendations for supporting Scotland’s Covid recovery
The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) has shared key findings from its Post-Covid-19 Futures Commission, making several recommendations for decision-makers to support Scotland’s Covid recovery.
RACE.ED and EREN: Race vs. The Human
Join us for this Edinburgh Race Equality Network (EREN) and RACE.ED co-hosted seminar examining the self and the body in relation to coloniality and the decolonial world.