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.
- Sociology Undergraduate Awards
The Department of Sociology is delighted to announce this year's undergraduate prize winners: Siobhan Mc Dermott is winner of the John Jackson Memorial Prize, Aisling Colclough won the Sociology Trinity Alumni Prize and Emma Chubb is winner of the Sociology Dissertation Prize. The awards are supported by the Trinity Alumni Appeal.
- Henry Grattan Lecture hosted in Irish Embassy in London
As part of the School of Social Sciences and Philosophy’s flagship lecture series, Peter Sutherland, UN Special Representative for International Migration, gave a talk on the challenges of EU migration to which Gideon Rachman, Chief Foreign Affairs columnist for the Financial Times responded.
- PhD Students Win 2013-2014 Trinity Teaching Awards for Postgraduate Students
The School of Social Sciences and Philosophy would like to congratulate Laura Schwirz (Political Science) and Yaquoub BouAynaya (Sociology) who have been recognised by Trinity for their significant contribution to undergraduate student education. This is the second time that a Sociology student has won this award.
In The Spotlight
The Migration and Employment Research Centre (MERC) is a group of researchers in the Department of Sociology that investigate migration trends and outcomes, employment and educational policies and practices and the relationship between them in Ireland and Europe. We have a long history of nationally and European-funded research. Our increased focus on mobility and migration has led to the renaming of the Centre to recognise the importance of these issues in our research and society more generally.
Autumn 2014 will see the end of an era and an important milestone in the history of the Department of Sociology, when three of the Department’s long-standing members – Dr Barbara Bradby, Dr Ronit Lentin and Professor James Wickham - retire. In careers full of activity and enterprise, these colleagues have each made major contributions to the life of the Department, School and College.