As leaders in their respective fields, our researchers are often at the forefront of national debates and policy setting.
Their areas of interest include migration, radicalisation and violent extremism, the tensions of transnational governance, experiences of identity and belonging, the links between heritage and citizenship, the critical importance of cultural heritage, the lived politics of inclusion and exclusion, the human rights discourse and related questions of justice and development.
Our vision is to be a leading international social sciences and humanities institute. We want our knowledge creation and dissemination to meaningfully affect lived human experiences by actively shaping agendas and informing debates.
We aim to understand complex social issues associated with globalising processes through innovative, mixed-method multidisciplinary research. Our focus is on sharing our research through practical channels, engaging in partnerships and supporting high-quality researchers and doctoral students. We'll contribute to knowledge construction and influence research developments, public debates and policy agendas.
Professor Mansouri's research interests are in migration studies, comparative refugee research, global Islamic politics, and multiculturalism and intercultural relations. He is a global expert advisor to the United Nations (Alliance of Civilisations) on cultural diversity and intercultural relations.
In 2013 he was awarded a UNESCO Chair in comparative research on Cultural Diversity and Social Justice. His 2004 book Lives in Limbo: Voices of Refugees under Temporary Protection was short-listed for the 2004 Human Rights Medals and Awards.
Areas of exploration
Our research deals with the complex and often contradictory meanings of citizenship, social inclusion and globalisation at a local, national and transnational level. Our research streams and support structures promote the study of complex social problems from a number of view points.
Systematically and holistically we explore the differing manifestations of:
- tensions of transnational governance
- viability of the nation-state
- impact of globalising processes on concepts and experiences of identity, belonging, heritage and citizenship
- lived politics of inclusion and exclusion
- tensions in the human rights discourse
- critical importance of cultural heritage
- related questions of justice and development.
Our four research streams are:
- Development, Inequality and Wellbeing
- Diversity and Identity
- Governance, Justice and Security.
- Heritage, Indigeneity and Sustainability.
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