Knowledge and Exchange and Impact Grant
Dr Andy Hancock (CERES C0-Director) has been awarded a University of Edinburgh Knowledge Exchange and Impact Grant to explore how complementary/heritage language schools in Scotland can help shape the Scottish Government’s 1+2 Language Strategy. This project will bring together policy makers, practitioners, cultural organisations, language communities and researchers in Scotland to engage in knowledge exchange and help shape a new research agenda and collaborative learning.
New Research Grant
Dr Kristina Konstantoni (CERES Co-Director) and Dr Marlies Kustatscher are conducting a participatory action research project with young people entitled ‘Creating transformative partnerships: Making spaces for tackling childhood and youth inequalities’. The project is funded by a CHSS Challenge Investment Fund (from the University of Edinburgh) and a Carnegie Research Incentive Grant.
Marlies and Kristina will work as Co-PIs with the young people on this project and are supported by Co-Investigators and academic advisors Prof John Davis, Dr Akwugo Emejulo (CERES Co-Director), Liam Cairns (Director, Investing in Children), and Alan Brown (independent artist and filmmaker).
CERES International Conference 2015
CERES would like to extend our thanks and appreciation to all those who attended CERES 2015 International Conference, ‘The Stubborn Persistence of Racism: confronting racial inequality through education and action’, last week. We would like to thank all speakers, paper presenters and delegates for their contributions over the course of the conference. This enabled engaging and thoughtful discussions on a wide variety of issues as well as being a re-energising experience.
Videos from the conference including certain of the keynote lectures will be made available online over the coming months.
Further information on the conference, including the programme, is available on the CERES Conference 2015 section of the website.
Scottish Universities Insight Grant
CERES has been successful with colleagues from the University of Stirling (Lead) and the University of Glasgow on a Scottish Universities Insight grant on ‘Development of Migrant Youth Identities in Post-Referendum Scotland (July 2015 – March 2016). It will be built around such topics as methodologies of research, subjectivities of different groups of migrant youth (including refugee young people), their mass-media representations, their cultural and social engagement with peers, networks and organisations on ethnic, regional and national levels. The two leads for the project are Dr Adrian Hadland, University of Stirling and CERES Co-Director Rowena Arshad. Further information on the project will be made available in the near future.