The new SSGS magazine showcases the most up-to-date teaching and research from the school, delving into everything from the cost-of-living crisis to space ethics, via the science of long-term love and decolonising religious studies.
A survey about the digital divide, COVID-19 pandemic and issues of power and control in digital technology use.
This moving blog is written by Helen Hintjens, Assistant Professor in Development and Social Justice at the International Institute of Social Studies in the Netherlands. Helen is a member of the Cov19: Chronicles from the Margins project, a joint collaboration with The Open University.
Marie Gillespie, Professor of Sociology at The Open University joins Ahmad Al-Rashid and Kelly Wearing to highlight that while there has been a surge in mental illness during the COVID-19 pandemic, it remains a taboo subject for many asylum seekers and refugees.
Umut Erel, Professor of Sociology at The Open University, chaired a webinar this week which explored the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the 'Politics of Social Reproduction, Migration and the Hostile Environment'. You can now watch it back in full here.
We're pleased to announce the publication of SSGS Magazine, which offers insight into the breadth of work across the School's eight disciplines.
OU Research is behind a newly-launched relationship app designed to tackle the fact that two-thirds of us don’t talk about our relationships with anyone.
Jeni Williams is Chair of Swansea Women’s Asylum and Refugee Support Group and co-researcher on the COVID-19 Chronicles project. She shares the chilling findings of a report outlining the experiences of refugee and asylum-seeking women during the pandemic
In a recent Open University webinar, a panel of researchers and practitioners explored the numerous issues faced by those conducting research with mobile populations in a time of lockdown and social distancing. Now available to watch again
Dr Kathryn Medièn, OU Lecturer in Sociology, shares an interview she conducted with the authors of a recent report published by Patients Not Passports, a campaign which seeks to challenge the imposition of border controls within UK healthcare institutions
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