Social scientists at Oxford are seeking answers to some of the world’s most important challenges. How can we tackle climate change? What needs to happen to resolve poverty? How should we respond to the economic crises? How should we fight for our human rights? Here we bring you the latest of our major discoveries in the social sciences at Oxford.
5 September 2017
The article “Kenya's Supreme Court has given an impossible deadline for the repeat election” has been published on The Conversation.
20 May 2017
The article An insider's guide to being transgender in prison has been published on The Conversation. It was written by Mia Harris, PhD candidate at the University of Oxford
12 May 2017
The Teaching Awards are an opportunity for the Oxford University Students Union (OUSU) to celebrate tutors, lecturers, supervisors and support staff who go above and beyond their normal duties to deliver exceptionally excellent support to our students and are an important part of OUSU’s work on the academic experience at Oxford.
6 April 2017
The article 'How a basic income could help build community in an age of individualism' has been published on The Conversation. It was written by Max Harris, DPhil candidate and examination fellow in law, and Alexander E. Kentikelenis, research fellow in politics and sociology.
20 January 2017
Seven eminent figures will be awarded honorary degrees from Oxford University this summer, subject to approval by Congregation. Two of the honorands, Bryan A Stevenson and the Rt Hon Baroness Shirley Williams, will become Doctors of Civil Law.
20 January 2017
The article 'What is at stake in the Supreme Court’s Brexit ruling' has been published on The Conversation. It was written by Alison Young, Professor of Public Law at the University of Oxford.
16 December 2016
Online shopping for Christmas is likely to be very different in the not too distant future. While today we use search engines for information, in the years ahead we will increasingly rely on digital personal assistants, voice-activated digital helpers and our smart phones. These digital helpers will aid our shopping experience and reduce our search time. But these benefits may come at a cost.
18 November 2016
Out of the 8 European Research Council Starting Grants secured by the University of Oxford in 2015-2016, 5 were awarded to Early Career Researchers (ECRs) in the Social Sciences Division.
17 November 2016
The article 'British prisons must now recognise gender fluid and non-binary inmates' has been published on The Conversation. It was written by Mia Harris, PhD candidate in Criminology at the University of Oxford.
15 November 2016
Professor Mary Bosworth talks about her research in immigration detention centres and how the experiences that are meaningful to detainees are represented in their artwork.
4 July 2016
Technology has always changed employment, but the rise of robotics and artificial intelligence could transform it beyond recognition. Researchers at Oxford are investigating how technology will shape the future of work — and what we can do to ensure everyone benefits.
1 July 2016
Nicholas Barber, Associate Professor of Constitutional Law, has written a post on the UK Constitutional Law Association Blog with Tom Hickman, Reader in Public Law at UCL and Barrister at Blackstone Chambers and Jeff King, Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Laws, UCL.
27 June 2016
You might think from anecdotal evidence that hate speech on social media by individuals and groups appears quite a lot, but one of first academic studies to examine the empirical data concludes that these extreme forms of speech on Facebook are marginal as compared with total content.
12 April 2016
Ian Loader, Professor of Criminology at the University of Oxford, comments on the lessons learned four years after the first cohort of 41 police and crime commissioner's (PCC) were elected in November 2012.
25 February 2016
The Faculty of Law in the University of Oxford, already the largest law school in the UK, has announced the creation of a dedicated institute for the study of human rights law.