Department of Social Sciences

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    • Brookes lends expertise to new report on fatherhood and the workplace

      Brookes lends expertise to new report on fatherhood and the workplace

      Recommendations by a sociology expert at Oxford Brookes University about shared parental leave and how much support fathers receive at work have formed part of a new report released by the Women and Equalities Committee this week (20 March).

    • Macaques choose stone tools based on own size and strength

      Macaques choose stone tools based on own size and strength

      Macaques appear to select stone tools to crack open oil palm nuts based on the size and strength of their own body, rather than the optimum weight and size of the stone, to make the process more efficient, new research involving Oxford Brookes University has found.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Brookes student presents in Parliament on gender diversity in Engineering

      Brookes student presents in Parliament on gender diversity in Engineering

      Hanna Rose BA (Hons) International Relations and Politics student has presented a talk in the Houses of Parliament, based on a poster she designed, as part of her third year dissertation. (Hanna pictured left with organiser Louise Bunce and fellow student Max Jones).

    • Social Sciences alumnus publishes book highlighting the work of Second World War heroes

      Social Sciences alumnus publishes book highlighting the work of Second World War heroes

      Edward Abel Smith graduated from Oxford Brookes University in 2013 with a degree in Sociology and Anthropology. He now manages the executive search function for Deloitte and published his first book in October 2017.

    • The legacy of modernism

      The legacy of modernism

      With over 30 years spent researching the rise and fall of the Modern Movement in architecture, particularly in Britain, Professor John Gold from Oxford Brookes University is now undertaking the final part of his research, capturing the movement’s legacy.

    • Investigating the evolution of leaf foraging senses in nocturnal lemurs

      Investigating the evolution of leaf foraging senses in nocturnal lemurs

      How do night-active lemurs that have typically poor colour vision identify the nutritious, tasty leaves to eat while avoiding the harmful ones?

    • Anthropology alumnus highlights career opportunities for graduates

      Anthropology alumnus highlights career opportunities for graduates

      How does Anthropology lead you to a career in the Ministry of Defence (MOD) or the Civil Service? Alumnus Paul Collinson recently returned to Oxford Brookes to give a talk to current Anthropology students on the unique perspective which the subject gives.