Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

News articles from 2018

    • Research on hate crime and cyberhate contributes to law reforms in the UK and beyond

      Research on hate crime and cyberhate contributes to law reforms in the UK and beyond

      Chara Bakalis, Principal Lecturer in Law at Oxford Brookes University, is contributing to reform and advisory bodies on an international scale. Her research focuses on the phenomenon of hate crime and hate speech, with a particular focus on considering the ‘victims’ of crime and cyberhate.
      Tue, 13 Mar 2018 13:37:25 GMT

    • To thine own self be true

      To thine own self be true

      This week (12-18 March) is Shakespeare Week a national, annual celebration of the playwright coordinated by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.
      Mon, 12 Mar 2018 12:51:35 GMT

    • Law alumnus runner up in Legal Hackathon

      Law alumnus runner up in Legal Hackathon

      Adetokunbo (Toks) Hussain graduated from Oxford Brookes University in 2014 with an LLB in Law.
      Mon, 12 Mar 2018 10:50:34 GMT

    • Celebrating research in the Humanities and Social  Sciences

      Celebrating research in the Humanities and Social Sciences

      On the 22 January 2018, a showcase of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) research took place at Oxford Brookes University. Staff and students came together under the theme of Intersections and Connections to present new ideas, and to explore the wider impact of the Humanities and Social Sciences.
      Fri, 09 Mar 2018 09:10:27 GMT

    • Sociology professor works with local MP to inform policies on parenthood

      Sociology professor works with local MP to inform policies on parenthood

      Tina Miller, Professor of Sociology at Oxford Brookes University is undertaking a new research project that will investigate women’s experiences of, and transition to, first-time motherhood.
      Fri, 09 Mar 2018 08:30:48 GMT

    • Cross-department symposium tackles populism

      Cross-department symposium tackles populism

      The Departments of History, Philosophy and Culture, and Social Sciences at Oxford Brookes University collaborated on a research symposium on 25 January. Populism 2.0 brought together historians and political scientists to explore prominent issues implicit within contemporary populism, that is ‘the quality of appealing to or being aimed at ordinary people.’
      Thu, 08 Mar 2018 11:37:11 GMT

    • Creative Writing Lecturer directs Rita at West Green House Opera

      Creative Writing Lecturer directs Rita at West Green House Opera

      Donizetti's Rita was performed with a new English libretto, written and directed by Dr Morag Joss in July. It opened to capacity audiences and 5-star reviews.
      Tue, 06 Mar 2018 09:05:07 GMT

    • Senior Lecturer in Drama researches neglected female characters in Shakespeare

      Senior Lecturer in Drama researches neglected female characters in Shakespeare

      Dr. Laura Higgins, a Senior Lecturer in drama, is researching neglected women characters in the Shakespearean work Richard II. A broad exercise, this ranged from tracing performance histories to interviewing actors.
      Tue, 06 Mar 2018 09:00:52 GMT

    • Leading Law professor cited in constitutional reform debate

      Leading Law professor cited in constitutional reform debate

      Professor Peter Edge, from the School of Law at Oxford Brookes University, has been extensively cited by the Isle of Man Government on the proposed reformation of their Legislative Council.
      Tue, 06 Mar 2018 08:47:58 GMT

    • Reader in Politics explores how nations are built using cinema

      Reader in Politics explores how nations are built using cinema

      Dr. Rico Isaacs, Reader in Politics at Oxford Brookes University, has released a book detailing how nations can be built using cinema as a medium (18 Feb). The book, Film and Identity in Kazakhstan: Soviet and post-Soviet culture, uses cinema as an analytical lens to identify four different interpretations of Kazakh nationhood and identity. It also demonstrates how cinema has emerged as a site of dissent against the Kazakh regime.
      Tue, 06 Mar 2018 08:44:40 GMT