Roberts, Christopher

Christopher Roberts
Start date:
October 2016
Research Topic:
Identity and Citizenship Education in Welsh Schools
Research pathway:
Research Supervisor:
Peter Hemming and Kevin Smith
Supervising school:
School of Social Sciences,
Primary funding source:
ESRC Studentship

Aim: To explore how secondary schools foster citizenship and identity in post-Brexit Wales

Research objectives:

  1. To explore how schools and stakeholders construct, enact, promote and balance their commitments to cultural and global/cosmopolitan notions of citizenship and identity.
  2. To investigate how young people experience, understand and negotiate these notions of citizenship and identity.
  3. To consider how factors such as language, Welshness of place and social class relate to these notions of citizenship and identity.

This project will adopt ethnographic methods in three schools in Wales.