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Blog: Sociological Studies Research
Welcome to the newly developed Department Blog. We have recently launched this as an exciting and accessible way to make our research activities and achievements easily and publicly visible. The Department Blog aims to effectively communicate and engage wider academic and non-academic audiences in the timely and innovative research work that we are doing in Sociological Studies.
We demonstrate a strong commitment to theoretical concerns at the leading edge of critical sociology, to informing international as well as national social policy, social work and welfare and to having world-leading expertise in both sociology and digital society.
How we’re helping social media companies remove harmful content and protect their users
Dr Ysabel Gerrard is working with major social media platforma to tackle important questions about their algorithms, content moderation processes and ultimately their ability to safeguard users from harmful content.
The Sociology of Evil
Dr Tom Clark explores specific cases of evil and attempts to understand them as a product of the social and historical context that they emerge from.