Identities and Inequalities Research Centre
The Identities and Inequalities research centre aims:
- To examine and address social inequity from diverse disciplinary perspectives, working with broad partners and stakeholders;
- To use academic research and knowledge exchange to work with community partners to identify, analyse and solve real-world social issues;
- To examine identities as an important aspect of social, global, political, community and other aspects of human experience and social action;
- To connect with live and current societal issues, having impact, reaching out to lesser-heard groups, involving them in research in true partnerships, recognising and examining inequities with a view to contributing to a fairer society;
- To generate relationships and funding to to change lives, practices, organisations and key social processes (such as social policies) through research, knowledge exchange and enterprise.
The Centre's research applications and projects assess inequalities and psychology surrounding race, identity, ethnicity and gender. Members study how youth voices can be heard in leading debates. They use Birmingham as a vital backdrop in their studies, winning a grant to walk the city with various stakeholders to discuss the needs, experiences and exclusions of urban areas. In line with Participatory Action approaches to social research and action, members' work with society, diverse partners and those that need it remains an ongoing, long-term process.
No, this infrastructure does not provide funding.
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