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1 Sociogenomics – when nature meets nurture In this short talk, Professor Melinda Mills introduces her work on the role of gene and gene-environment interaction on reproductive health Melinda Mills 12 Apr 2017
2 Creative Commons The Traffic in Hierarchy: Precedence and Power in Burmese Social Life Dr Ward Keeler speaks at the Southeast Asia Seminar. Ward Keeler 24 May 2016
3 Anti-Deinstitutionalization and Anti-Institutionalization for Persons with Severe Mental Illnesses: Finding Common Ground The 2015 Sidney Ball Memorial Lecture, Anti-Deinstitutionalization and Anti-Institutionalization for Persons with Severe Mental Illnesses: Finding Common Ground, delivered by Dr Phyllis Solomon, University of Pennsylvania. Phyllis Solomon 18 Dec 2015
4 Cees van der Eijk on “Contextualising Research Methods Cees van der Eijk gives a talk for the Sociology seminar series. Cees van der Eijk 04 Jun 2015
5 Chris Zorn on ’Big Data' in the Social Sciences Chris Zorn discusses teaching quantitative methods focussing on (a) integrating contemporary data science approaches into undergraduate instruction, and (b) using "big data" examples to generate and maintain students' interest. Chris Zorn 04 Jun 2015
6 Contrasting the dynamics of English  and Finnish education policy­making A public seminar from the Department of Education, delivered by Dr Jaakko Kauko, University of Helsinki. Jaakko Kauko 05 Dec 2014
7 Creative Commons John Fox on R software for teaching quantitative methods to social science students John Fox discusses his experiences and views of what works well when teaching quantitative methods to undergraduate social science students, especially focusing on the choice of software with a demonstration of R and R Commander. John Fox 28 Jul 2014
8 Robert Johns on SPSS and Stata software for teaching quantitative methods to social science students Robert Johns (Essex University) discusses his experiences and views of what works well when teaching quantitative methods to undergraduate social science students, focusing on comparing the use of SPSS and Stata. Robert Johns 28 Jul 2014
9 Little paid and Overworked: Marriage prospects of low income Japanese men Dr Ekaterina Hertog, Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, University of Oxford gives a talk for the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies Ekaterina Hertog 25 Feb 2014
10 The public policy of migration In this Migration Studies lecture, Sarah Spencer (COMPAS, University of Oxford) examines the place of research in policy making by focusing on the role of social scientists and how they can stay in control of their research (6 December 2013) Sarah Spencer 04 Feb 2014
11 The sociology of migration In this lecture for the MSc in Migration Studies, Professor Michael Keith (Director of COMPAS, University of Oxford) discusses how ideas travel as well as people. The lecture was delivered 12 November 2013. Michael Keith 04 Feb 2014
12 Wendy Olsen on teaching quantitative methods to social science students Wendy Olsen discusses her experiences and views of what works well when teaching quantitative methods to undergraduate social science students, especially those in Sociology and Social Policy. Wendy Olsen 28 Jan 2014
13 Robert Andersen on teaching quantitative methods to social science students Robert Andersen discusses his experiences and views of what works well when teaching quantitative methods to undergraduate social science students, especially those in Sociology and Social Policy. Robert Andersen 28 Jan 2014
14 Creative Commons 3. Henri Hubert, Marcel Mauss and Sacrifice Dr Nick Allen talks to Tim Howles about his chapter 'Using Hubert and Mauss to think about Sacrifice' Nick Allen, Tim Howles 27 Jan 2014
15 Creative Commons Migration at Oxford: Dr Mette Berg In this podcast Farhan Samanani interviews MSc Migration Studies lecturer Dr Mette Berg to find out more about how she became interested in migration, her research interests including diasporas. Mette Louise Berg 11 Dec 2013
16 Creative Commons Biocultural perspectives on globalizing fat stigma Professor Alexandra Brewis, Director of Human Evolution and Social Change and ASU-Mayo Obesity Solutions, gives a talk for the UBVO Seminar series Alexandra Brewis 09 Dec 2013
17 Creative Commons Tropical Medicine Obesity, systems and complexity Harry Rutter. Department of Health Services Research and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series Harry Rutter 09 Dec 2013
18 Creative Commons Behavioural economics and eating habits Michèle Belot, School of Economics, University of Edinburgh. gives a talk for the UBVO smeinar series Michèle Belot 09 Dec 2013
19 Creative Commons Sean Carey on teaching quantitative methods to social science students Sean Carey (University of Mannheim, Germany) discusses his experiences and views of what works well when teaching quantitative methods to undergraduate social science students. Sean Carey 18 Nov 2013
20 Andrew Gelman on teaching quantitative methods to social science students Andrew Gelman (Columbia University, NYC) discusses his experiences and views of what works well when teaching quantitative methods to undergraduate social science students. Andrew Gelman 18 Nov 2013
21 Intergenerational relationships: Does grandparental childcare pay off? Intergenerational relationships: Does grandparental childcare pay off? Valeria Bordone 21 Oct 2013
22 Creative Commons Andy Field on teaching quantitative methods to social science students Andy Field (University of Sussex) discusses his experiences and views of what works well when teaching quantitative methods to undergraduate social science students, especially with mixed ability and low motivation students. Andy Field 09 Sep 2013
23 Creative Commons Manfred te Grotenhuis on teaching quantitative methods to social science students Manfred te Grotenhuis (Radboud University Nijmegen) discusses his experiences and views of what works well when teaching quantitative methods to undergraduate social science students, especially with mixed ability and low motivation students. Manfred te Grotenhuis 27 Aug 2013
24 Creative Commons How to Clear a Room: Towards a Sociology of Contemporary Urban Combat A discussion of the sociology of contemporary urban combat and professionalism in the military. Anthony King 09 May 2013
25 Creative Commons Experiments in sociological food governance Dr Michael Guggenheim (Goldsmiths, University of London) gives a talk for the Oxford Food Governance Group on 28th November 2012. Michael Guggenheim 13 Feb 2013
26 Alan Agresti on teaching quantitative methods to social science students Alan Agresti discusses his experiences and views of what works well when teaching quantitative methods to undergraduate social science students. Alan Agresti 24 Dec 2012
27 Creative Commons Negative Intergroup Contact: Causes and Consequences Dr. Eva Jaspers (University of Utrecht) on negative intergroup contact and how it can help us understand persistent ethnic bias. Eva Jaspers 23 Oct 2012
28 Creative Commons Focal points, endogenous processes and exogenous shocks in the autism epidemic Ka Yuet Liu (Columbia University) presents an insightful inquiry into autism epidemic. Ka Yuet Liu 09 Mar 2012
29 Creative Commons Transformations of the State: Interdisciplinary Perspectives Professor Saskia Sassen delivers the keynote speech of the 'Transformations of the State: Interdisciplinary Perspectives' conference held by the Anglo-German State of the State Fellowship Programme on 21st May 2011. Saskia Sassen 05 Jan 2012
30 Creative Commons Privacy 3.0 - A Critical Juncture or Convenient Hype? Simon Davies (Director, Privacy International) presents an overview of the key privacy risks, especially as regards the Internet, which have emerged in the Web 3.0 era. Simon Davies 25 Nov 2011
31 Creative Commons Evidence-based Interventions in Juvenile Justice: Concepts, Research, Practice, and Frontiers Professor Mark Lipsey (Peabody Research Institute, Vanderbilt University) delivers the 2011 Sidney Ball Memorial Lecture. Mark Lipsey 24 Nov 2011
32 Global MIgration Futures: Closing remarks Dr Line Bonneau Closing Remarks from the Chair of the Global Migration Futures Using Scenarios in Academic Research to Study the Future panel event. Line Bonneau 03 Jun 2011
33 Global Migration Futures: Scenario methodology to study the future of international migration Presentation on the Global Migration Futures project; why scenario-building is particularly suited to study migration futures, and discusses what insights and challenges the project has encountered thus far. Hein de Haas 02 Jun 2011
34 The Dynamics of over-the-counter Derivatives Regulation: Bridging the Public-Private Divide Daniel Awrey Faculty of Law University of Oxford, gives a talk on The Dynamics of over-the-counter Derivatives Regulation: Bridging the Public-Private Divide for the Extra-Legal Governance Institute. Daniel Awrey 09 Feb 2011
35 The Effect of Maternal Stress on Birth Outcomes: Exploiting a Natural Experiment Lecture delivered by Florencia Torche, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Faculty Affiliate at the Steinhardt School of Education, NYU and Research Affiliate at INSPIRES, NYU School of Medicine. Florencia Torche 20 Aug 2010
36 Gendered Divisions of Labour and the Intergenerational Transmission of Inequality Lecture delivered by Jonathan Gershuny, Department of Sociology, University of Oxford. Jonathan Gershuny 20 Aug 2010
37 Public Attitudes to Poverty, Inequality and Welfare: What are the Implications for Social Policy? Lecture delivered by Tim Horton, Research Director and Deputy General Secretary of the Fabian Society, Britain's leading left of centre think tank and political society. Tim Horton 20 Aug 2010
38 Prenatal Health, Educational Attainment and Intergenerational Inequality Lecture delivered by Juho Härkönen, Assistant Professor at the Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI), Stockholm University. Juho Härkönen 20 Aug 2010
39 How Much Does Family Matter? A Cross-Cultural Study of the Impact of Kin on Birth and Death Rates Lecture delivered by Dr Rebecca Sear, Lecturer in Population Studies, London School of Economics. Rebecca Sear 20 Aug 2010
40 Is IQ a "Fundamental Cause" of Health? Cognitive Ability, Gender, and Survival Lecture delivered by Professor Robert M Hauser (University of Wisconsin-Madison). Robert M Hauser 20 Aug 2010
41 Undertaking Sensitive Research: Ethnographies in the Illegal Sex Industry in post-socialist China Dr Tiantian Zheng, State University of New York, gives a talk on Ethnographies in the Illegal Sex Industry in post-socialist China for the Extra-Legal Governance Institute. Tiantian Zheng 20 Aug 2010
42 Managing Transition: the National Peace Accord, South Africa, 1991-94 Delivered by Rev. Dr. Liz Carmichael MBE, Chaplain and Tutor in Theology, St John's College, University of Oxford; and Facilitator and Trainer under the National Peace Accord. Part of the Oxford Transitional Justice Research Seminar Series, Trinity 2010. Liz Carmichael 21 Jun 2010
43 The Legacy of Nuremberg Delivered by Benjamin Ferencz, Chief Prosecutor of the Einsatzgruppen Case at the Nuremberg Trials, 1947-8. Part of the Oxford Transitional Justice Research Seminar Series, Trinity 2010. Benjamin Ferencz 21 Jun 2010
44 A Truth Commission Goes Abroad: Liberian Transitional Justice in New York Delivered by Dr. Jonny Steinberg, Author and Journalist; Visiting Fellow, African Studies Centre, University of Oxford. Part of the Oxford Transitional Justice Research Seminar Series, Trinity 2010. Jonny Steinberg 21 Jun 2010
45 Uganda Roundtable: Researching the movements of and Ugandan military campaign against the Lord's Resistance Army in eastern Congo, southern Sudan and Central African Republic. A round table discussion led by Professor Ron Atkinson, Director of African Studies, University of South Carolina. Part of the Oxford Transitional Justice Research Seminar Series, Trinity 2010. Ron Atkinson 21 Jun 2010
46 Rwanda: "Justice for Whom?" and "Peddling Justice" 2 lectures. Justice for Whom? Assessing Local Responses to Transitional Justice in Rwanda, Cambodia and Sierra Leone and Peddling Influence: A Rwandan Response to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. Wendy Lambourne, Allison Turner 18 Jun 2010
47 Transitional Justice and Development Delivered by Juan Mendez, President Emeritus, International Center for Transitional Justice, and former UN Secretary-General's Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide. Part of the Oxford Transitional Justice Research Seminar Series, Trinity 2010. Juan Mendez 18 Jun 2010