Department of Sociology and Criminology

Research

Our research addresses crucial contemporary issues, while also offering theoretical and historical analysis.

Our academics in the Department of Sociology and Criminology work on funded projects, publish high quality books, book chapters and peer reviewed journal articles, organise conferences and seminar series and have significant impact with their research.

Our research (as submitted to UoA21, Sociology) was assessed overall to be 45% ‘world leading’ (4*) and 40% ‘internationally excellent’ (3*). In particular, 100% of our impact case studies were assessed as outstanding (4*). 

There are six main cross-cutting research themes in the Department and most people’s research fits under more than one theme. 

  • Identities, Emotions and Cultures
  • Structural and Intersecting Inequalities
  • Health, Care and the Body
  • Science, Technologies and Society
  • Social (Dis)order and Resistance
  • (In)justice, Harm and Control 

Additionally, Sussex European Institute the Centre for Gender Studies which is led by members of the Department, as is the Ethnicity, Race, and Diverse Societies Network and the Sussex Terrorism and Extremism Network. Many of us are members of the Crime Research Centre which is co-led from the Department. 

We invite prospective Sociology, Criminology and Gender Studies PhD students to visit our staff pages to find out about areas of doctoral supervision. Apply for a PhD in Sociology, Criminology or Gender Studies.

Research and Impact Events

Autumn 2022

Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 23 November 2022,  Marginalisation and the Microbe - Conference 2022

Marginalisation and the Microbe - conference 2022

Join us this World Antimicrobial Awareness Week

Date: Tuesday 22 November and Wednesday 23 November 2022

Time: Various 

Location: Online

Sign up via Evenbrite page here 

 

Agenda

 

22 November Afternoon Session

Overall introduction to the conference: Dr Catherine Will and Prof Bobbie Farsides

Introduction: 14:00-14:10

Session 1: 14:10 – 15:30 ‘Bladder Health’

Chair: Dr Chi Eziefula, Senior Lecturer in Infectious Diseases, Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Speaker: Eleanor Kashouris, PhD student in Sociology, University of Sussex

Speaker: Dr Annie Joseph, Consultant Microbiologist, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, and Dr Tom Lewis, Consultant Microbiologist, Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

Speaker: Professor Paula Saukko, Professor of Social Science and Medicine, Loughborough University

Break: 15:30-15:40

Session 2: 15:40 – 17:00 ‘Borders, barriers and AMR’

Chair: Dr Catherine Will, Reader in Sociology of Science and Technology, University of Sussex

Speaker: Dr Alena Kamenshchikova, Assistant Professor in Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, University of Maastricht and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Speaker: Dr Ulla McKnight, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Sociology, University of Sussex, and Dr Catherine Will, Reader in Sociology of Science and Technology, University of Sussex

Speaker: Professor Martin Llewelyn, Professor in Infectious Diseases, Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Open Discussion: 17:00 – 17:30.

23 November Morning Session


Introduction: 10:00- 10:05

Session 1: 10:05 – 11:25 ‘The next big thing’

Chair: Dr Chase Ledin, Teaching Fellow, Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh

Speaker: Dr Suneeta Soni, Consultant in Sexual Health and HIV, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

Speaker: Professor Marsha Rosengarten, Professor of Sociology, Goldsmiths College, University of London

Speaker: Professor Daniel Richardson, Consultant in Sexual Health and HIV, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

Break: 11:25 – 11:35

Session 2: 11:35- 12:55 ‘Ethics and humanities’

Chair: Professor Bobbie Farsides, Professor of Clinical and Biomedical Ethics, Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Speaker: Dr Peter West-Oram, Lecturer in Bioethics, Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Speaker: Professor Patricia Kingori, Professor of Global Health Ethics, Senior Research Fellow, Somerville College

Speaker: Dr Jessica Nihlén Fahlquist, Associate Professor of Practical Philosophy and Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Ethics, Uppsala University

Open Discussion and closing remarks: 13:00 – 13:30.