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Department of Sociology

Sociology was first taught in Trinity College in 1968. The Department has a strong research record in the area of migration, ethnicity and conflict and is the only Sociology Department in Ireland to feature in the Top 40 in Europe. The Department is also highly committed to delivering high-quality teaching and providing an international student experience.

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  • Armenian, Austrian and Irish Students Awarded Grattan PhD Scholarships
    The School of Social Sciences and Philosophy recently awarded three prestigious Grattan Scholarships which support exceptional PhD students who are committed to understanding and improving society through their research, teaching and education.
  • Panel Discussion on the Refugee Crisis in Europe
    Professor Daniel Faas, Head of Sociology, took part in a panel discussion exploring how the language of exclusion and inclusion is shaping European responses to the refugee crisis. The event, organised by the Trinity Long Room Hub, also featured Dr Gillian Wylie (Irish School of Ecumenics), Dr Patricia Brazil (School. Of Law) and Hassina Kiboua (Irish Refugee Council).
  • David Radford Delivers Public Lecture on 'Negotiating Refugee Settlement'
    Dr David Radford, Senior Research Fellow at the Hawke Research Institute, delivered a keynote arguing that the lens of everyday multiculturalism help us identify the contours of conviviality and conflict that are negotiated in the experiences of both long-term local residents and the newer Afghan refugee community in a South Australian country town. The event was organised jointly by the Department of Sociology and the Trinity Long Room Hub.

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Nan LinPublic Lecture by Dr David Radford

Dr David Radford, Senior Research Fellow at the Hawke Research Institute in Adelaide, will deliver a keynote on 'The Contours of Conviviality and Conflict: Negotiating refugee settlement in an Australian Country Town'. The event, organised jointly with the Trinity Long Room Hub, takes place on Tuesday 17th November 2015, 6.30pm in the Neill Lecture Theatre.

MPhilApplications for MPhil in Race, Ethnicity, Conflict Now Open

The Department of Sociology welcomes applications for its one-year full-time MPhil in Race, Ethnicity, Conflict. This unique programme, founded in 1997, combines a focus on race-critical theory, population movement, conflict and resistance. For further information including admission and fees please click here. The application deadline is 30 June 2016.

Last updated 24 November 2015