[Air-L] Call for applications, PhD in Sociology and Methodology of Social Research - NASP (University of Milan - University of Turin)

Alessandro Gandini alessandro.gandini at unimi.it
Wed Apr 26 00:42:54 PDT 2023

The SOMET (Sociology and Methodology of Social Research) PhD, jointly run
by the University of Milan and the University of Turin, is now accepting
applications for a.y 2023-24.

Applicants will be admitted ONLY with a scholarship. There are 6
scholarships available for the upcoming cycle.

SOMET is one of the leading sociological PhD Programmes in Italy.

Entirely held in English, its courses, seminars and research activities are
organised jointly by the University of Milan and the University of Turin.
Its Faculty also includes sociologists from other Italian and international

The Ph.D. programme in Sociology has a longstanding tradition of excellence
in Italy. It was one of the first to be established after the

1980 university reform and has provided a large number of outstanding
academic sociologists who have gone on to make significant contributions to
teaching and research in Italy and abroad.

The aim of the programme is to provide structured and advanced training in
theoretically-guided empirical research across a wide range of sociological
fields and to introduce students to current international issues in both
qualitative and quantitative social research.

The course consists of a three-year programme made of 60 credits per year.
The first year is devoted to basic training, in conjunction with the
activities of the Faculty's interdisciplinary Graduate School in Social and
Political Sciences. The second year is partly spent in a relevant
university department abroad and is devoted to the initial drafting of the
thesis. The third year is entirely spent completing the thesis.

Graduates will be able to compete successfully for positions as researchers
(in public and private universities and research centers), skilled
professionals and consultants in sociology to public agencies and
international organizations and institutions in Italy and elsewhere in
Europe. Several of our recent graduates have obtained positions in
important international universities (University of Amsterdam, King's
College London, University of Essex, EmLyon Business school, Middlesex
University, University of Birmingham).

Since 2014-2015, the PhD programme in Sociology and Methodology of Social
Research (SOMET) has been offering PhD positions for joint degrees with two
LERU partner universities – *University of Amsterdam* and *Lund
University*. From 2019-2020 a new partnership will be activated with *Vrije
Universiteit Brussel*. Several joint-degrees are currently active also with
several French Universities, among which the *Ecole des Hautes Etudes en
Sciences Sociales* (EHESS) in Paris.

The research areas covered by the PhD Programme in Sociology and
Methodology of Social Research (Universities of Milan and Turin) comprise:

- Culture and consumption

- Digital society and the media

- Gender and sexuality

- Migration studies, multicultural societies and citizenship

- Science, technology, environment and urban studies

- Social inequalities and socio-economic stratification

- Social movements, collective action and civil society

- Sociology of family

- Sociology of health

- Sociology of politics, public opinion and voting

- Work and organizations

Deadline: 5 May 2023

The Call for Applications is available here:

Alessandro Gandini
Associate Professor of Sociology
University of Milan, Department of Social and Political Sciences
via Conservatorio 7, 20122 Milan
Zoom room: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86220750830

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