Our Socio-Humanities Department is dedicated in providing the rigorous knowledge base and inspiration for new policies to address contemporary challenges within EU societies whilst promoting sustainability, social change and the preservation of human diversity and culture.
Interfusion’s innovative research has received local and EU recognition over the past few years across a number of related fields and topics, such as Social Movements, Immigration flows and European Integration, Gender and Sexuality, Transnational Memory and Identity, Radicalism and Violence in todays world, etc.
All of our staff is active in research and our work has direct impact on related Government Departments, Local authorities, and several other organizations and groups.
Focusing on research in international relations, human rights, citizenship and migration while examining the factors which are shaping EU Societies today by considering issues such as politics, inequality, religion, the environment, human rights, family, identity, and the economy. All these are being explored through the prism of ‘race’ and ethnicity, power and politics, crime and deviance, and culture and communication.
Some areas of contemporary research for our Socio-Humanities Department focuses but are not limited to the following:
- Youth Crime: Providing an insight into the regulation, control and punishment of young people in society whilst focusing on contemporary Issues in Criminology by examining and evidently exploring issues of social control such as mass incarceration, juvenile delinquency, mediation, etc.
- Justice: Past and ongoing research has resulted in the deep understanding of the operation of the local and EU criminal justice system and the relationship between punishments and crime prevention. Some of our Dept.’s most notable activities in this area focus on the challenging problems relating to harmful behaviours in society whilst assessing a range of constructive solutions.
- Media in Contemporary Society: The role of contemporary media in either our shaping perceptions of the social world, or acting as a mirror reflecting the world back to us, is a question that has been hotly debated in our days. Furthermore, new media is often a focus of anxiety associated with declining moral standards, and dangerous for young minds in particular.
- Cultural Heritage and Tourism: One of the dominant features of the global economy is the enormous growth in international travel and the increasing dependency of many national economies on the tourist and heritage industry. Using the insights of our related expertise we are able to provide valuable insights within the social, cultural, economic and environmental impacts of these developments in various Public Authorities in the island.