Research in the Department of Sociology focuses on the following four areas:
Markets, consumption and cultural economy
Multicultural life, citizenship, differences, political conflict and social divisions
Digital, material transformations and infrastructures
Psychoanalytic sociology and the psychosocial
The department has extensive work on methodology, using rigorous quantitative and qualitative methods to assess the dynamics of social lives and sociocultural change in the UK, in other countries and globally. We engage with the cutting-edge focus on ‘the Social Life of Methods’, which understands that social science makes the world as it investigates it, examining ways in which sociology can change social worlds.