Research in this cluster addresses sites of social inequality and discrimination, their intersections, the solidarities they generate and the socio-political structures that sustain them. Public engagement is a central aspect of the cluster through work with the media, with NGOs and in policy-making circles.
Key research themes include:
- Race, racism, migration and xenophobia
- Environmental justice and activism
- Economy, governance and forms of employment
- Gender, work and labour markets
- Contemporary multiculture
- The Centre for Rights, Equality & Diversity (CRED) examines social and political determinants of the oppressive and exclusionary processes that deny citizens equal treatment and fundamental human rights.
- The Centre for the Study of Women and Gender (CSWG) provide a focus for research and teaching on women and gender in the university and facilitates the development of interdisciplinary research in the area of women’s and gender studies.
Current Research Projects
- 'Go Home': Mapping the unfolding controversy of Home Office Immigration Campaigns, ESRC Urgency Grants, Dr Hannah Jones
- 'Toxic Expertise: Environmental Justice & the Petrochemical Industry', European Research Council Starting Grant, Dr Alice Mah
- 'Coloured Cosmopolitanism: The Global Politics of Black British Activism Project', Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship, Dr John Narayan