Department of Sociology

The blog of the Department of Sociology at the University of Surrey

Lockdown fieldwork

By Christine Hine Recent weeks have seen disruptions across all arenas of contemporary social life, as international travel has been cut to a bare minimum and many countries have implemented restrictions on individual movements and gatherings on an unprecedented scale. Any complacency that we live in an unassailably stable world has been rocked, as we […]


New Book: Key Conclusions from Early Motherhood in Digital Societies – Ideals, Anxieties and Ties of the Perinatal

By Ranjana Das Christmas 2019 saw the release of my new Routledge monograph – Early Motherhood in Digital Societies: Ideals, Anxieties and Ties of the Perinatal. The book uses material from interviews with new mothers, and from a range of online sites, to offer an understanding of what the digital turn has meant for new […]


Bringing Social Science into the Community: Surrey Sociology and the ESRC Festival of Social Science

By Kate Burningham, Paul Hodkinson and Katherine Hubbard Colleagues in the Department of Sociology recently played a big part in Surrey’s contributions to the ESRC’s Festival of Social Science. The idea of the festival is to bring academic research to new audiences within our communities and enhance the impact of our work. Sociology’s contributions to […]


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