Communities, identities and mobilities

Communities, identities and mobilities cluster brings together academic staff and postgraduate research students from across the disciplines of sociology, geography, education, criminology and media and literary studies. There is a shared interest in developing theoretical, methodological and policy-relevant approaches to questions connected with cultural, political, economic and demographic change.

Cluster Leader: To be confirmed

The Communities, Identities and Mobilities cluster is the largest within the Centre for Social Policy. It brings together academic staff and postgraduate research students from across the disciplines of sociology, geography, education, criminology and media and literary studies. There is a shared interest in developing theoretical, methodological and policy-relevant approaches to questions connected with cultural, political, economic and demographic change.

Particular areas of expertise include:

  • Transnational migration, superdiversity and refugee / asylum seeker studies;
  • Ethnic and religious identities;
  • Postcolonial life-worlds and literary representations of place and space;
  • Witchcraft and occult discourses amongst the Africa diaspora;
  • Cross-cultural world literature;
  • Development, sustainability and cultural economies;
  • Conspiracy theories and the global economy;
  • The cultural politics of education;
  • Higher education and global citizenship / social demography
  • Individual and family mobility;
  • The cultural geographies of everyday mobilities and their representation
  • Community and neighbourhood change

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