Our Research Centres
This page contains recent projects. To see what the Centres and teams are currently working please on click on the links or mail the lead contacts below. and group projects – including those listed below.
Centre for Cultural Studies Research (CCSR)
CCSR is an international centre for research in contemporary cultural studies, cultural theory and cultural production. The centre supports research into political and theoretical issues in cultural studies and cultural practice, involving a number of keynote conference events, networks and publications.
Recent activities include commissioning Radical Cultural Studies book series (pub. Rowman & Littlefield International) to examine the culturopolitical, sociopolitical, aesthetic and ethical implications of international cultures.
Moving Image Research Centre (MIRC)
- multicultural film narratives, including Indian and Arabic film cultures
- migration and refugees
- auteur filmmakers narratives
Rix Research and Media (RIX)
- delivering an innovative Multimedia Advocacy approach to enable people with learning difficulties to communicate effectively by using digital photography, video, audio and computers.
- a personalised Wiki approach, running successfully in the uk and now being developed for use in the US and Australasia
Centre for Performing Arts and Development (CPAD)
- socially engaged practices,
- performance philosophy and cultures,
- practice-based research,
- digital and interdisciplinary research.
Directional Forces / Art & Design
- guest speakers in 2016 have so far included Grayson Perry and Jonathan Barnbrook (designer of Bowie album covers)
- an artist-residency programme in Italy to support Prof Doc practiser-development
Contact: Hedley Roberts - email@example.com
Public Engagement Projects
Hopping Down in Kent
This project will create an exhibition to celebrate the history of hop picking at the listed ‘Hoppers’.
Hospital’ in Kent. Staff and students will work with local charity trustees, volunteers, and former hop pickers now living in Tower Hamlets.
Eastlife: An Anthology of Life Writing
The project aims to create an online anthology of the lives and experiences of older members of east London’s communities. UEL students will work with local people from all backgrounds, races, classes, genders and ethnicities to gather stories.
Breaking Down Barriers
Demand the Impossible
Newham Speech Bubbles
UEL students undertaking applied theatre, health, psychosocial studies and education will deliver weekly drama workshops in partnership with the London Bubble Theatre Company to help children in three local schools improve their social and communication skills.
FeMM Use Tech
The School of Arts and Digital Industries offer a range of exciting and creative postgraduate degrees. We have many internationally acknowledge specialists who contribute to the teaching programmes, including world renowned artists such as Richard Wilson, Turner Prize-winner Grenville Davey and noted film-maker John Smith. Postgraduate students have use of our extensive range of facilities and the school regularly hosts exhibitions and installations of students' work.