Identity and Marginalised communities

Some iHuman colleagues are also members of this research cluster based in the School of Education

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The School of Education at the University of Sheffield is renowned for research that cuts across the disciplines of disability studies; critical race theory; feminism; migration and psychology, bringing together different theoretical perspectives and lived experience to stand united in our commitment to rooting out discrimination in all its intersectional forms. Members of the Identity and Marginalised Communities research cluster in the School of Education often work closely with iHuman to collaborate on research, writing, seminars and public engagement events.

Dr Antonios Ktenidis is leading the Identity and Marginalised Communities Research Cluster in the School of Education, which brings together a range of emerging and leading scholars who cross-cut disciplines such as: critical disability studies; critical race theory; fourth wave feminism; migration and critical and community psychology.

Aiming for theoretical relevance, scholarship rooted in understanding humanity in all its forms and how ‘the human’ is marked by identity and periods of marginalisation, our core values are underpinned by the following:

·Research with rather than on communities;

·A deep respect for and recognition of communities’ lived experience and knowledge;

·Privileging those experiences as foundational to meaningful and more equitable changes;

·A rejection of claims to neutrality and objectivity as value-free positions;

·A commitment to scholarship and activism.

Whilst we bring different theoretical perspectives and lived experience to this cluster, we stand united in our commitment to rooting out discrimination in all its intersectional forms. We welcome doctoral students, early career researchers and academics who share our vision to this research cluster.

You can find more about the current members of the cluster here:

Please see a short film illustrating the work of its members: 

You can also find us on Twitter: @IdMarginalSheff.

The cluster is led by Dr Antonios Ktenidis and you can find out more here

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