Department of Sociology

We aim to build a global reputation for offering a distinct brand of policy-oriented sociology, criminology, and media and communication, driven by world-leading methodological innovation. Our work will combat inequalities and champion diversity.



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Professor Andrew King

Head of Department of Sociology, Professor of Sociology

I am a Professor of Sociology and the Head of the Department of Sociology here at Surrey. I am also Co-Director of the Centre for Research on Ageing and Generations, Co-Chair of SGS (the Sex, Gender and Sexualities Research Group at Surrey) and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I have been recognised for my excellence in both research and teaching. In...

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