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Community, Identity and Social Justice Research Group

We are a broad-based sociological research group whose work aims to highlight issues of social and environmental injustice through engagement with the everyday and lived experience. Our work encompasses a wide range of qualitative, innovative research methods, with a commitment to methodological pluralism. Through a focus on social justice, much research within the group engages directly with communities throughout the research process encouraging participatory approaches and co-production.

The context of neoliberalism and austerity frames the critical approaches to our research. Through explorations of the liminal, the group hope to produce high-quality, impactful research that can impact people’s everyday lives and experiences.

Our three key themes are as follows:

1) Place, space and belonging
2) Identities in transition
3) Social (in)justices

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Group convenor, Louise Folkes,

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Group staff: Dr Demelza Jones, Dr Charlie Parker, Dr Hazel Roberts, Dr John Hockey, Dr Nat Jester, Dr Omar El Masri, Dr Anamika Twyman- Ghoshal, Dr Dilshaad Bundhoo and Dr Stephen Cowden.

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This research forms part of the Society and Learning research priority area.