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Research Projects

We have a lively programme of externally-funded research projects underway and recently completed, supported by the ESRC, the AHRC, the European Union, the Leverhulme Trust, the Exilarch Foundation, the Nuffield Foundation, the British Academy, the Independent Social Research Foundation, Research Council of Norway, and a number of government departments and non-governmental organisations.

Recent and Current Projects

Title: SENSIAWABUK: Synchronic Entanglements and New Social Imaginaries: Anti-War Activism in Brazil and the United Kingdom in the Twenty-First Century.

  • Project date::2012-2015 - EUR 263,209
  • EU Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship (for Dr Raluca Soreanu) for Synchronic Entanglements and New Social Imaginaries: Anti-War Activism in Brazil and the United Kingdom in the Twenty-First Century.
  • Lead researcher: Professor Stephen Frosh

Title: Mediated humanitarian knowledge, audiences' responses and moral actions.

Title: (Post) Apartheid libidinal economy

  • Research dates: January 2014 - December 2014
  • Funded by: ISRF (International Social Research Foundation)
  • Lead Researcher: Dr Derek Hook
  • Project Website:

Title: Transnational Network for Sexuality, Race and Religion Researchers and Civil Society Actors

  • Research date: August 2012 - December 2014
  • Funded by: AHRC
  • Lead researcher: Dr Silvia Posocco Co-Investigator, Principal Investigator, Dr Suhraiya Jivraj (Kent Law School, University of Kent).

Title: The social, historical, cultural and democratic context of civic engagement: imagining different communities and making them happen

  • Project dates: January 2014-December 2015
  • Funded by: AHRC and ESRC combined Researcher/s: Dr Elizabeth Hoult
  • Project website:

A critical assessment of new ways of involving student mothers in higher education.

  • Funded by: Nuffield Foundation
  • Researchers: Professor Claire Callender and Professor Sue Jackson
  • Project website: Project web page

Past projects

Title: FEMCIT: Gendered Citizenship in Multicultural Europe: The Impact of the Contemporary Women's Movement.

  • Research dates: January 2008 to June 2011
  • Funded by: Rokkansenteret (Stein Rokkan Centre)
  • Researcher: Professor Sasha Roseneil

Title: Jewish Leaders in Conversation.

  • Research date: 2010-2012 £15,000 Bridging Trust (award to Dr Keith Kahn-Harris) for Jewish Leaders in Conversation.
  • Lead researcher: Professor Stephen Frosh

Title: Living Apart Together: a multi-method analysis

  • Project dates: November 2009 to May 2013
  • Funded by: Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
  • Researchers: Professor Sasha Roseneil, with researcher Mariya Stoilova
  • Project websiteProject web page

Mirror, Mirror on the wall, who’s the most powerful of them all?

  • Funded by: Research Council of Norway
  • Lead researchers: Professor Lynne Segal and Professor Stephen Frosh