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Migration, Ethnicity, Race and Diversity Research Group

The Migration, Ethnicity, Race and Diversity Research Group (MEAD) is an interdisciplinary research forum based in the School of Social Sciences.

It aims to provide an inclusive platform for debates and discussions of the latest cutting-edge research on MEAD in the UK and beyond.

While primarily sociological and social science oriented, our members also include academic staff, post-doctoral research fellows, doctoral researchers and master’s students from other Academic Schools such as Architecture; English, Communication and Philosophy; Geography and Planning; Healthcare; Journalism; Law and Politics.

Become a member

Membership is open to all researchers, doctoral and master’s students at the University. Associate Membership is available to external members.

To join the group or the mailing list, or to find out more about the group, please email us at mead@cardiff.ac.uk for more details.

Aims

  • To create a forum to aid the development of intersectional and interdisciplinary research that involves work on migration, ethnicity, race, or diversity
  • To provide opportunities for presentation of current research
  • To foster greater collaboration of projects within Cardiff University and between the university and external organisations, including policy makers, NGOs, and other universities.
  • To develop a network of students, academic scholars, practitioners, policy makers, NGO representatives and partners who share a keen interest in the MEAD reesarch

Current and past research of our members range from asylum process, immigrant and refugee integration and settlement experiences, mental health and well-being, faith and schooling, ethnic and racial inequalities in education and employment, incarceration of black mothers and so on.

We hold regular seminars to examine theoretical, methodological and policy issues. Interdisciplinary collaborations are highly encouraged and valued, as is knowledge co-production with non-academic users of our research.

Academic staff

Katy Brickley

Katy Brickley

Research Associate

Email:
brickleyk@cardiff.ac.uk
Dr Sofia Anthi Vougioukalou

Dr Sofia Anthi Vougioukalou

Research Associate

Email:
vougioukalous@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 206 88575
Dr Judith Reynolds

Dr Judith Reynolds

Lecturer

Email:
reynoldsj15@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5408

Postgraduate students

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Alison Prowle

Research student

Email:
prowlea@cardiff.ac.uk
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Rhian Fawcett

Research student

Email:
fawcettr@cardiff.ac.uk

We meet monthly on the second Wednesday starting from 11 December 2019.

These monthly meetings provide opportunities for members to present their work, with the occasional external speakers.

There will be plenty of scope for debate and discussion on existing research, recently published work, and opportunities for collaborations for future research.

Our meetings also support and develop research proposals for members, as well as workshops that are suitable for professionals and practitioners.

Convenors

Name: Professor Sin Yi Cheung (Convenor)
Research area: different forms of social inequalities in Britain and in comparative perspectives, ethno-religious penalties in the labour market, migration, refugee integration, discrimination, education and employment.

Name: Laura Shobiye (Co-Convenor) 
Research area: Learning experiences of forced migrant mothers in Wales

Name: Monica Thomas (Co-Convenor)
Research area: Experiences of mothering amongst black female prisoners

Name: Rania Vamvaka-Tatsi (Co-Convenor of MEAD)
Research area: Experiences of black, asian and minority ethnic (BAME) and LGBTQ refugees in Wales

Associate member

Name: Sam Parker
Research area: The discursive construction of integration for refugees and asylum seekers in Wales