Project Details


This faculty-funded strategic project's mission is to promote social justice by investigating structural inequalities through rigorous research, innovation and public engagement. Our research focus is transdisciplinary and reflects the need for critical approaches to citizenship, ‘race’ and belonging. We examine the reproduction of inequalities in relation to nation-states, class structures and social movements in (post)colonial and transnational contexts; cultural practices and representations; as well as in everyday experiences. By developing methodologies, creating opportunities for networking across disciplines, schools and faculties, we are committed to providing policy makers and publics alike sound analyses of responses to marginality in particular moments, spaces, places and times. Our work coalesces around the three themes of:

1.The politics of inequality

2.Social Justice, Activism and Resistance

3.Cultural Practices, Identities and Representations

Layperson's description

The Citizenship, ‘Race’ and Belonging (CRaB) research network is an interdisciplinary group of scholars interested in issues around citizenship, ‘race’ and belonging. We are interested in both historical and contemporary questions about who is considered to belong within the nation-state, why, and how those who have been deemed ‘outsiders’ have been perceived and treated.

CRaB’s mission is to promote social justice and investigate structural inequalities through rigorous research, innovation and public engagement.
Effective start/end date1/09/1531/12/21

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


  • Faculty Funded Project
  • Faculty strategic project


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