Leading contributions to the international scholarly community
The School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies is an interdisciplinary scholarly environment producing leading research which is international in its focus and relevant to the changing circumstances of our increasingly interconnected world. We aim to advance theory, knowledge and methods at the interface between the disciplines of Sociology, Politics and International Relations. The questions addressed recognise that political structures are related in complex ways to the social conditions that underlie them, and equally, that social conditions are affected in complex ways by political structures. Our research activity is clustered around the following key themes and research centres: Europe and Europeanization; Political and social inequalities; Social, cultural and political theory; South and East Asia; Critical security; Ethnicity, migration and citizenship; Gender.
The School strives for research excellence in academic, public and professional domains.
As well as our research centres, our research activity is guided by a focus on key themes.
Conducting research on the emergent insecurities of our complex and interconnected world.
Researching the importance of ethnicity and migration in contemporary societies and polities.
Analysing the gender inequalities that exist across the world in order to ultimately challenge and renegotiate gender power relations.