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View the latest news from departments within the Faculty of Social Sciences below.

Centre for Applied Linguistics

Applied Linguistics launches new MA TESOL

The University has approved a replacement to our long-established and highly successful MA ELT. This will be a new MA TESOL. The programme is a product of our commitment to ongoing development and innovation in our postgraduate educational provision and will welcome its first students in October 2018.

Wed 15 November 2017, 14:07

Centre for Education Studies

Graduation 2018

CES students will be graduating on Friday 19th January 2018 (this will particularly affect Masters students 2016/17 but also some Research and Undergraduate students). More details can be found on the Graduation Website.

The Centre for Education Studies will be holding a reception for our students (and their families) who are graduating, immediately after the graduation ceremony. There is no charge to attend but only students who have registered will be admitted. If you would like to attend then please complete the form HERE.

A finger food buffett will be provided but unfortunately we are unable to accommodate any special diets (there will be vegetarian options available). The deadline for completing the form is 7th January 2018 - please note that we are unable to add people after that time for catering purposes.

Mon 14 August 2017, 08:54 | Tags: Events, Current Postgraduates, Current Undergraduates


Who's Challenging Who?

The protocol for the Who’s Challenging Who? randomised controlled trial has been published, and is free to download from Trials:

Wed 11 October 2017, 16:38

Centre for Professional Education

Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies

Opportunities and Limits of Experimental Social Science

Professor David Stark (CIM) and Professor Nick Chater (WBS) Event

Mon 16 May 2016, 09:59 | Tags: interdisciplinary social science news-item-1 stark

Centre for Lifelong Learning

Dr Anil Awesti invited to speak at Liberal Democrats' AGM

CLL’s Dr Anil Awesti has been invited to be the guest speaker at the Warwick and Leamington Liberal Democrats' Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Friday 17 November.

Wed 15 November 2017, 12:16 | Tags: CLL


PhD Job Market Candidates 2017/18

Each year, the Department of Economics presents its PhD students who are entering the Job Market. Learn more about their research, skills and job market paper.

You can also contact the placement officer, for further information about the PhD Job Market.

Placement Officer

Prof. Dan Bernhardt

Room S2.89
Telephone: +44 (0) 24 7652 3470
Email: M dot D dot Bernhardt at warwick dot ac dot uk

Administrative Support

Natalie Deven

Room S0.90
Telephone: +44 (0) 24 7657 3452
Email: N dot S dot Deven at warwick dot ac dot uk

PhD Candidates

Anik Ashraf

Danilo Cascaldi-Garcia

Juan Castro Fernandez

Conrado Cuevas Lopez

Darina Dintcheva

Wentao Fu

Gonzalo Gaete

Matteo Gamalerio

Paula Lopez-Pena

Nicolás Navarrete

Guillem Ordóñez

Diego Solorzano Rueda

Zizhong Yan

  • Fields: Main research interests: Econometrics, Bayesian econometrics, and economics of education. Particularly interests: 1) Estimating treatment effects using both frequentist and Bayesian approach, 2) Bayesian approach to the missing data problem, and 3) The econometric modelling for topics surrounding the economics of education
  • Supervisors: Prof. Sascha O. Becker, Dr. Mingli Chen, Prof. Michael K. Pitt
  • Curriculum Vitae: CV
  • Job Market Paper: Estimating Average Treatment Effects in Evaluation Studies: A Bayesian Prospect
  • Visit website

Vaclav Zdarek

  • Fields: Primary: Macroeconomics, International Economics. Secondary: Fiscal and Monetary Policy, Household Finance, Applied Econometrics.
  • Supervisors: Thijs van Rens and Marcus Miller
  • Curriculum Vitae: CV
  • Job Market Paper: Are Institutional Footprints Visible on Fiscal Policy?
  • Visit website


Mon 06 November 2017, 15:56 | Tags: Homepage Sticky job market candidates

ESRC Doctoral Training Centre

Call for Papers ENQUIRE Conference: Identity, Belonging and Activism in the 21st Century

Identity, Belonging and Activism in the 21st Century


24 February 2018
Venue: University of Nottingham
Abstract Deadline: 8 December 2017

How do the pressures of austerity, migration and populism impact on identity and belonging in the 21st century?

What is the emotional cost of maintaining the ‘self’ in circumstances of marginalisation and feelings of ‘unbelonging’?

How are identities challenged by multiple sites of oppression and new threats to community and solidarity?

How does individual and collective action influence policy and bring about social change in this context?

Identity and belonging are dynamic sociological concepts illuminating the ways in which individuals navigate the effects of local and global inequalities. The lived experiences of individuals offer important insights into effects of ‘(un)belonging’ and the maintenance of the ‘self’.

We invite doctoral and early career researchers to present on these and related questions at the 10th Anniversary Enquire Conference. We welcome abstracts on empirical and theoretical research which could be based on, but not limited to, the following areas:

· ‘Race’ & ethnicity

· Disability

· Gender

· Social class

· Migration

· Sexuality

· Technology

· Place & space

· Political activism

· Age

· The body

· Globalisation

· Social citizenship

· Social Policy

· Education

· Intersectionality

This is a one-day event, costing £10, to be held on Saturday 24th February 2018, with keynote speakers including Professor Anne-Marie Fortier (Lancaster) and Dr Elisabetta Zontini (Nottingham). We welcome abstracts of 250-350 words in length for presentations of 15 minutes, to be submitted to by 8th December 2017. We look forward to hearing from you.

The Enquire Conference Team

Institute for Employment Research

Engaging employers in building better quality jobs


This conference organised jointly by the OECD, Warwick IER, the Work Foundation, and the Centre for Cities will bring together stakeholders from national government departments, cities, Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) as well as business, NGOs and research institutions to discuss the key challenges facing the United Kingdom in building more and better quality jobs. The conference will focus on discussing the key challenges and opportunities from Brexit and sharing local solutions as well as international lessons from OECD countries on how effective skills policies can foster productivity and inclusive growth. Register for the conference at The Shard on Thursday 2 November 2017.

Fri 10 November 2017, 12:45 | Tags: policy, decent work, skills


Soft Law and Global Health Problems

We are pleased to announce that Dr Sharifah Sekalala’s new book will be released on the 24th November 2017.

Millions of people in developing countries struggle to gain access to essential life-saving medicines for global epidemics such as AIDS and malaria. ‘Soft Law and Global Health Problems’ examines the different legal approaches that have been taken internationally to improve global access to essential medicines.

Fri 17 November 2017, 13:41 | Tags: postgraduate, Book2017

Politics and International Studies

Job Vacancy: Executive Officer

The Department of Politics and International Studies seeks to appoint a full-time Executive Officer. This is an exciting opportunity to support the effective running of the department and provide comprehensive executive support to the Head of Department (HoD), Deputy HoDs and the Senior Management team.

For more information, and to apply, please visit:

Thu 16 November 2017, 10:43 | Tags: Front, Staff


Self and World, 20 Years On - Quassim Cassam Institue of Philosophy Conference

In 1997, Quassim Cassam published his first authored book Self and World, exploring the connections between self-consciousness, spatial representations, and bodily awareness. It is a seminal work in the Kantian-Strawsonian tradition, which became out of fashion at the beginning of this century. However, it cannot be denied that there is much to be learned and reconsidered in this work, and the 20-anniversary seems to be an apt time for us to take stock and further pursue the relevant issues. This event brings together perspectives from different traditions, including the Kantian, the phenomenological, the analytic, and the empirical. It is an attempt to understand the contemporary relevance of Cassam’s seminal work, and to explore the future of the Kantian-Strawsonian tradition in general.

Fri 10 November 2017, 13:10 | Tags: Home Page Postgraduate Staff Undergraduate


Doing Science – Doing Excellence – Doing Inequalities

Dr Maria do Mar Pereira was a keynote speaker at the international conference Doing Science – Doing Excellence – Doing Inequalities, at Ruhr University – Bochum, in Germany.

The conference brought together researchers, equality practitioners, and scientific policy-makers from across Europe to discuss the relationship between scientific excellence and gender equality, and particularly the ways in which contemporary definitions of scientific excellence normalise and reproduce problematic gender inequalities.

Maria do Mar’s very well received keynote address was based on her new book Power, Knowledge and Feminist Scholarship: an Ethnography of Academia (Routledge, 2017) and discussed the association of scientific excellence with intense productivity in contemporary universities. Maria do Mar argued that this association can paradoxically undermine the excellence of the knowledge we produce, because it is harder (and sometimes impossible) to create excellent knowledge in academic cultures of intense and individualised labour, in which many academics struggle to find the time necessary not just to write their research, but also to read, peer review and engage with other colleagues’ work.

Image of book cover

Dr Maria do Mar Pereira's participation in this conference was supported by departmental conference funding.

Thu 16 November 2017, 14:31 | Tags: Homepage Research