Our interdisciplinary research group acknowledges the importance of global connections in understanding how ideas move across boundaries.
Global interconnections involve the mobility of capital, people and ideas around the world. These movements increasingly shape social, economic, political and cultural dimensions of everyday life, as well as the organisations and institutions that we operate within.
The Global Citizenship and Identities research group places global citizenship at the forefront of its activities by acknowledging the importance of these global interconnections for our research and vision. Whereas historically the social sciences and humanities have focused on the study of national societies and bounded communities, we also recognise the increasing salience of transactions across borders through research on migration, employment, international development, religion and ethnicity.
The research group brings together staff across disciplinary boundaries who are actively engaged in research at an international level. More specifically, the disciplines represented by the groups’ members include History, Criminology, Geography, Psychology and Sociology.
September 2017 - Migration: Facts, Experiences, and Conversations with Refugees
Organised in collaboration with Bristol Refugee Rights, this public-facing event focused on the reality of the refugee experience, and consisted of refugees telling their stories, and a poster exhibition with migration maps and facts.
November 2013 - Representations of Difference: Ethnicity and Racism Research
A public event consisting of an interdisciplinary set of talks that reflected the work of Bath Spa scholars in History, Human Geography and Sociology. They presented examples of how difference is represented in a range of settings, from museum exhibits to the mass media, maps and medicine. The event promoted reflection, dialogue and discussion on the social implications of representations of difference.
Past research seminars
The research group has organised and held a range of research seminars showcasing the work of a wide range of scholars. Past speakers have included Dr. Sandra Kostner (Pädagogischen Hochschule Schwäbisch Gmünd), Dr. Heidi Vad Jønsson (University of Southern Denmark) and Dr. Jon Fox (University of Bristol).