Two articles on social inequality from the Department of Sociology are currently among the best ranked at the highly regarded journal Research in Social Stratification and Mobility. One article is the most downloaded and the other takes second place as most cited
In this short interview Yifie Shen, Associate professor at Fudan University and guest researcher at The Department of Sociology during the summer, talks about her impression of Danish society, gender and teaching in Denmark
The development of cryptomarkets has gained increasing attention from academics. Dolliver's 2015 article “Evaluating drug trafficking on the Tor Network: Silk Road 2, the Sequel” addresses this theme by evaluating drug trafficking on one of the most well-known cryptomarkets, Silk Road 2.0. This commentary by Associate Professor Jakob Demant, R. Munksgaard and G. Branwen is structured around a replication of Dolliver's original study. The replication study is not based on Dolliver's original dataset, but on a second dataset collected applying the same methodology. The authors find that the results produced by Dolliver differ greatly from their replicated study
Randall Collins's interaction ritual (IR) theory suggests social solidarity as hardwired in the human neurological capacity for rhythmic entrainment. Yet, this article by Assistant Professor Marie Bruvik Heinskou and Postdoc Lasse Suonperä Liebst suggests that IR theory may benefit from being tied more firmly to recent neurobiological research, specifically Stephen W. Porges's polyvagal theory that proposes autonomic nervous system functioning as a basis for emotions and social behavior
In the latest issue of British Journal of Sociology (Volume 67, Issue 1 March 2016) several scholars discuss Richard Swedberg’s conception of “Theorizing”, among them Margareta Bertilsson: Theorizing – for what? and Mikael Carleheden: What conception of the theoretical does ‘theorizing’ presuppose? Comment on Richard Swedberg's ‘Before theory comes theorizing or how to make social science more interesting’… »
The Department of Sociology welcomes about 80 international students from all over the world every term. As an international student at the University of Copenhagen there are several ways of getting guidance on your studies.