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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.
Our academic staff have a wealth of expertise in the areas of digital media and society, social policy, sociology and social work. Explore our research areas in more detail to discover how we are making positive changes to policy and for people through our world-class research.
New research published to tackle loneliness among migrant and ethnic minority groups
A cross-faculty team from the University of Sheffield has collaborated with colleagues from Brunel and De Montfort Universities on a major new project focused on better understanding loneliness among migrant and ethnic minority groups.
Everyday Bordering: Researchers launch project website amidst covid-19 pandemic
Researchers at The University of Sheffield have today launched their website for Everyday Bordering in the UK, a project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
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.