UCL Grand Challenges


Workshop: 'Growing Up Multicultural'

26 January 2017

The Grand Challenge of Cultural Understanding will be hosting a workshop for UCL researchers and academics whose research interests relate to the theme: 'Growing Up Multicultural'.

Event details

When: Wednesday 1 February, 1.00-3.00pm (lunch included)
Where: Upper Meeting Room, London International Development Centre, 36 Gordon Square

This workshop, to take place on Wednesday 1st February, is aimed at researchers who want to explore opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration and learn about Grand Challenges funding opportunities in the subject area. We hope to attract researchers from across UCL and will be discussing relevant topics such as language, migration, identity and education.

The workshop will be led by Dr Douglas Bourn, Reader in Education (UCL Institute of Education). It will consist of a number of breakout sessions, where groups of researchers will discuss some of the following issues:

  • Ways in which young people are responding to the challenges of living in a multicultural society
  • The impact of growing up in a multicultural society on a young person's sense of identity and engagement in society
  • How societies are responding to the changing cultural makeup of their communities

To inform and stimulate the discussion, two guest-speakers will give short presentations related to their research on growing up multicultural:

  • Dr Tariq Jazeel, Reader in Human Geography - 'British Asian dance music, hybridity and belonging'
  • Dr Avril Keating, Senior Lecturer, Comparative Social Science - 'Young people's attitudes towards race, diversity and immigration in Britain'

The Cultural Understanding working group intends to launch a funding call on the theme of Growing Up Multicultural in the near future. Come along to this workshop to learn more about this funding call and to enable us to identify appropriate themes. There will be grants of up to £4,000 available, for interdisciplinary research relating to this Priority Theme.

Find out more and register for the workshop