CHANSE Call Partner Search Tool

This is a match-making section for CHANSE Transformations: Social and cultural dynamics in the digital age.

General Information

  • Type: Partner looking for project
  • Organisation: Birmingham City University
  • Country: United Kingdom (UK)

Research area

  • Call topics:
    • Cultural Transformations in the Digital Age
    • Digitalisation and Social Transformation
  • Keywords:

    interdisciplinary; digital risks; identities inequalities; equalities wellbeing

  • Brief description of your expertise / expertise you are looking for:

    We are an established team of researchers, drawn from across Birmingham City University, working across the interdisciplinary areas of sociology, psychology, criminology, security studies, technology, digital development, english studies, health studies, history and education. Our members are drawn from the School of Social Sciences and from other Schools and Faculties who share our interests and ambitions. We work together under the auspices of five Research Centres - Indentities and Inequalities; Health and Wellbeing; Crime and Society; Lifespan and Behavioural Science and Security and Extremism. We have fourty active funded projectss ongoing, for example Erasmus+ Youth and also Capacity Building in Higher Eeucation, UKRI and Global Fund. We are keen and ready to work with colleagues and partners across Europe in all areas around cultural transformation, digital developments through a social and humanities lens. We are writing bids for the current call, but also wish to offer our expertise as partners to colleagues across Europe. We are highly flexible in the skills, capacity, methods and methoological approaches that we can offer, and are happy to speak informally to all interested parties. Please feel free to contact us about your areas of interest and whether we can be of assistance.

  • Brief description of your project / the project you would like to join:

    We are very interested in the impacts and consequences of digital culture and the risks and opportunities afforded by these. We have a strong focus on youth and cultural changes and are currently awaiting results on bids around youth work, youth culture and the digital, including skills development and issues of youth digital participation in democracy and actvisim. Our team have a keen interest in gaming and virtual worlds, and the examination of the consequences of digital worlds for identities, real world engagements and experiences of self and identity. We can offer psychological skills in the analysis of cognition, but also social pyschological approaches to identities and sociological examination of \'selves\' in the digital world. Digital technology, stress and mental health is a key focus of one of our flagship projects we lead and that is currently running on mental health across European HEIs, with five collaborative partners (Erasmus+ KA203, EMBRACE HE). However, many of our team have also undertaken digital wellbeing work in schools, early years settings and youth work/clubs. We would be keen to connect with projects that would value our expertise in these diverse childhood and youth contexts. Digitisation, diversity and equality is a core area of interest shared across colleagues at BCU, particularly the differences in digital access and engagement open to diverse social groups and those with protected characteristics. The role of digitisation on forms of abuse, hate and intolerance of others is another topic in which a number of colleagues are actively working, with large-scale funded projects. This includes research examining the impacts of hate in digital spheres on victims (gender, Islamaphobia, sexual-identity based hate), digital aspects of extremism in HE and how the digital might be harnessed to challenge hate and shape positive transformations in diverse contemporary societies. Again, we would be open to approaches from projects working in this area. As can be seen, at BCU, we have a number of interests in the digital related to cultural and social transformational processes. Please contact us if you are looking for a reliable, interdisciplinary and enthusiastic partner for your collaborative project bid.

Contact details

Professor Geraldine Lee-Treweek

Submitted on 2021-03-16 11:30:39

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