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The Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG) conducts research in order to enhance our understanding of citizenship, identity formation and practices of governance in the contemporary world. All its three strands are represented in these research programmes and funded projects, which focus on vital and urgent political and ethical questions of our times.

Research Streams

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A cross-cutting theme that develops an interdisciplinary focus on methods in motion.

Cultures image

Culture surrounds and yet eludes us. We study it and, perversely, produce it in the process.

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Psychosocial research understands that we are in the social world, and the social world is in us.

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This seminar series, funded by the British Psychological Society (BPS), seeks to explore the key social psychological problems around community and citizenship in post-Brexit times.

Map sent via Whatsapp by refugee interviewed in Paris

For Refugees smartphones are an essential tool and a risk. CCIG researchers are leading the way in research on the digital infrastructure that shapes the passage to Europe for refugees.

Self-help zines

Can we make self-help books that actually help, rather than restrict?

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CCIG is pioneering the development of new methodologies, and tackling the pressing issues of our time.

A blogosphere globe of keyboard keys

Examining the impact of the internet on relationships

Brain traced by neon tubes

Drawing on critical disability studies to critique deficit models of autism.