Department of Sociology

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

Parent networks in digital societies: stories from the UK, Austria, Denmark and Portugal amidst COVID-19

By Ranjana Das, Niklas Chimirri, Ana Jorge and Christine Trültzsch–Wijnen We reflect in this blog, on just-completed fieldwork with 16 households across the UK, Austria, Denmark and Portugal – on parents’ experiences of creating and maintaining their networks in digital societies. In all four national contexts, there has, for some time now, been a proliferation […]


Research Methods for Digital Work and Organisation

By Christine Hine Wednesday 1st December marks the launch event for the recently published edited collection Research Methods for Digital Work and Organization co-edited by Surrey Sociology’s Christine Hine in collaboration with Gillian Symon from Royal Holloway, University of London and Katrina Pritchard from Swansea University. This collection had its inception at a workshop funded […]


Launching EEAS at Surrey Sociology: Embedding Employability via Assessments in Sociology

By Ranjana Das and Emily Setty Surrey Sociology is delighted to announce that Ranjana Das and Emily Setty have won funding from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences to undertake a multi-disciplinary, staff-student collaboration – EEAS – Embedding Employability via Assessments in Sociology. EEAS is a project proposing to conduct a rapid set of […]


COVID19 Research at Surrey Sociology – From Institutional Responses to Everyday Lives

Compiled by Ranjana Das and Paul Hodkinson, with contributions from Pete Barbrook-Johnson, Rachel Brooks, Amanda Eastell-Bleakley, Nigel Fielding, Nigel Gilbert, Vicki Harman, Sazana Jayadeva, Andrew King, Graham Scambler and Emily Setty As a department engaged in critical research on sociology, criminology and communications, the Department of Sociology at the University of Surrey has seen numerous […]


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