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Our research

Psychosocial Studies researchers at Birkbeck are defining and shaping the field by investigating issues of social, political and personal concern such as violence and conflict, racism and diasporic experience, and care and welfare with the hope of throwing light on both the socio-political sources and psychological investments that help to sustain them.

Research centres and networks

Our academics, researchers and MPhil/PhD students work together via research centres, networks, groups and societies. These cut across departments, subjects and areas of expertise, to encourage and enable innovative, interdisciplinary research.


Our staff are engaged in a variety of research projects, among them the following:

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