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Area of academic expertise - outline

I am an Honorary Senior Research Fellow (and formerly Reader in Sociology) at the University of the West of Scotland. My research interests lie in issues of ethnicity and identity and particularly in relation to migrants and diasporas. I have undertaken research on black and minority ethnic groups, refugees and asylum seekers, and migrant workers, mainly within Scotland. I have also undertaken substantial research on diasporas – notably the Scottish diaspora in various parts of North America, in northern Europe and within the rest of the UK. My work has been funded by a range of central and local government sources and various research bodies and charities; I have published widely in books and journals.

 

Current research activities

I am currently involved in writing up research on Scottish diaspora policy and on associational culture within the diaspora. Together with my colleague Dr Murray Leith, I am writing a textbook on Scottish politics and Scottish society, to be published by Manchester University Press.

Dr Leith and I intend to apply for research funding in 2017 to conduct research on the returned diaspora in Scotland.

External positions

External Examiner, MSc/Diploma in Housing Studies, University of Stirling

20122016

Keywords

  • HM Sociology

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Research Output 2008 2019

Linking learning outcomes and game mechanics in the early stages of the RU EU? Project

Boyle, E., Hauge, J. B., Leith, M., Sim, D., Hummel, H., Jandric, P. & Jimoyiannis, A., 22 Jan 2019, Games and Learning Alliance: 7th International Conference, GALA 2018 Palermo, Italy, December 5–7, 2018 Proceedings. Gentile, M., Allegra, M. & Söbke, H. (eds.). Springer London, p. 191-200 10 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; vol. 11385).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

european identity
mechanic
national identity
EU
learning

The Scots in England: a different type of diaspora?

Leith, M. & Sim, D., 15 Mar 2019, In : National Identities. 21, 2, p. 119-134 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

diaspora
England
Diaspora
european identity
EU
elite
Eurobarometer
European Commission
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What’s in a game? a game-based approach to exploring 21st-century European identity and values

Leith, M., Boyle, L., Sim, D., Van Der Zwet, A., Scott, G., Jimoyiannis, T., Jandric, P., Hauge, J. B., Tany, N. S. & Hummel, H., 2019, In : Open Review of Educational Research. 6, 1, p. 12-25 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
european identity
national identity
Values
prejudice
expertise
12 Downloads (Pure)

Les Écossais en France: a modern diaspora?

Leith, M. & Sim, D., 25 Mar 2017, In : Social Identities: Journal for the Study of Race, Nation and Culture. 23, 2, p. 179-194 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
diaspora
France
Homelands
national identity
driver

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