Our Department provides the strict understanding and inspiration for innovative strategies in the field of sustainable development and social change, as well as for the conservation of human diversity and culture.
Over the previous decade, Interfusion’s advanced research has earned local and European recognition in a number of areas and subjects such as social movements, immigration and European integration, gender and sex, transnational memory and identity, radicalism and violence in the present environment, etc.
All of our personnel is continuously engaged in research and our activity has a direct influence on various governmental departments, local authorities and several other groups and organisations. Furthermore, we focus on studies of international relations, human rights, nationality and migration, while considering current factors that influence European Societies, including political problems, inequality, religion, the environment, human rights, family and identity, the economy and others.
Some areas of contemporary research for our Socio-Humanities Department focuses but are not limited to the following:
Youth Crime: Offer additional understanding into how young individuals are regulated, controlled and punished in society while concentrating on modern crime problems by examining and evidently exploring social control issues, such as mass incarceration, juvenile criminality, mediation, etc.
Justice: Previous and continuous analysis has brought a deeper understanding of the procedures and relations between punishment and crime prevention of local and EU criminal justice systems. Some of our most important work in the field of harmful behaviors in society is focused on the challenges of a wide spectrum of constructive alternatives.
Media in Contemporary Society: A question that is fiercely discussed in the current day is the role of today’s media in forming or acting as a reflection of our environment. In addition, new media is often an area of concern, particularly for young people, due to decreasing moral norms.
Cultural Heritage and Tourism: The enormous growth of frequent travel and the growing dependence of numerous domestic economies on both tourism and heritage sector constitute a dominant characteristic of the global economy. We can provide useful insights into the social, cultural, economic and environmental effects of these innovations within different public administrations in the Iceland using the insights of our associated knowledge.