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Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies research

Our research concerns politics, governance and culture.

Research groups

Our research activities form part of four research groups.


Gender and Sexuality

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We seek to understand and challenge gender inequality around the world and contest the ongoing subordination of gender and sexual minorities.

Politics of Culture and Memory

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Our research focuses on different forms of identity, cultural difference and expression in order to understand what makes a fair society and how to build one.

Research impact

Our work has impacted upon cultural life, policy making, civil society and education across the globe.


Research environment

Our staff are involved in a wide range of research activities, including collaborative projects at both national and international levels.



Research excellence

The quality of our work has been recognised by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.


Our research

Our research interests are diverse, covering policy analysis and political science, theory, analysis and sociology. The department staff are internationally leading scholars who are involved with a diverse range of interdisciplinary projects both in the UK and worldwide.

Our work impacts upon cultural life, policy making, civil society and education across the globe.


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