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, Cardiff University.
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.
- 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 research.
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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.
Migration, Ethnicity, Race and Diversity (MEAD) Research Group Seminar Series
All seminars remain online 1-2pm until further notice
Forced Migration, Sexual and Gender-based Violence and Integration: Effects, Risks and Protective Factors
Professor Jenny Phillimore, University of Birmingham
Wednesday, October 13
Hong Kongers and the coloniality of British citizenship: from decolonisation to ‘Global Britain’
Professor Michaela Benson, University of Lancaster
Tuesday, November 9
Reviewing Prevent, Misrepresenting British Muslims: Why the Shawcross Review is a threat to Democracy
Professor John Holmwood, Emeritus Professor, University of Nottingham
[Co-hosted with the Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK]
Wednesday December 8
(Rescheduled to 26 January 2022)
Global Multiple Migration: Class-Based Mobility Capital of Elite Chinese Gay Men
Professor Susanne Choi, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Tuesday 12 January 2022
The Disruptive Politics of Brexit: Rural Communities, Dependency and Migration
Professor Sarah Neal, The University of Sheffield
Wednesday 9 February 2022
Kept Apart: Routine Family Separation in the UK’s Family Immigration System
Professor Katherine Charsley, University of Bristol
Wednesday 9 March 2022
Black Asian and Minority Ethnic Perspectives in the New Curriculum: Exploring a Research Agenda
Professor Charlotte Williams, OBE, Bangor University
Wednesday 13 April 2022
Set in Stone? Statues, Memorials, and Headstones
Professor Gaynor Legall, Chair of the Heritage & Cultural Exchange
Wednesday 11 May 2022
Disability Under Siege: Constructions of Disability in Jordon, Lebanon and Palestine
Professor Dina Kiwan, University of Birmingham
Wednesday 22 June 2022
MEAD 2022 Conference: Migration, Race, Ethnicity and Diversity in Post-Brexit Pandemic Britain
Wednesday 13 July, 2022
Cardiff University, Glamorgan Building Committee Rooms 1 & 2, School of Social Sciences, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3WT
We have pleasure in announcing details for our much-anticipated 2022 MEAD Conference. This will be our first in-person event since the pandemic. We very much look forward to seeing many of you there.
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Professor Urfan Khaliq, Pro Vice Chancellor, Head of College of Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences
Michelle Alexis, Race Equality Charter Panellist (UK), Advance HE; EDI Associate for Arts Council Wales; former Chair of Race Equality Steering Group, Cardiff University
'From Maisonette to Main Building: Tackling inequalities from the inside'
Professor Steve Garner, Head of Department of Sociology, Texas A&M University, USA
‘Counter Acts: institutional obstruction of antiracist advances in the age of cancel culture’
Dr Katy Greenland, Reader, School of Social Science, Cardiff University‘
Definitional boundaries of discrimination’
Conference Committee Volunteers
We are looking for volunteers to join the conference committee.
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PGR Student Bursaries
We have a modest travel budget to support research students outside Cardiff.
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