About Us

CERES is an interdisciplinary research Centre for the study of ‘race’, ethnicity, languages, culture and migration.

Associates and partners of CERES draw our conceptual base from critical social justice theories and approaches.  While respecting individual forms of prejudice, Centre members focus our research on the cultural and institutional processes which impact on the life-chances of marginalised individuals and groups. We draw from a range of theorists such as  Bourdieu, Marxism, Friere, Dewey, the Frankfurt and Chicago schools, critical race studies, feminist theory, post-colonial writings and queer theory.  In addition, the group is interested to develop their research and theorizing in the area of intersectionality (multiple identities/across issues).