Modern societies are not homogenous entities of people who share the same characteristics, beliefs, values and practices.

Our societies are characterised by their diversity. When differences become the basis for social exclusion, restriction of rights or persecution, not only do people suffer, but society itself is damaged.  

Researchers at York address issues of prejudice, discrimination and intolerance in relation to identities of gender, ethnicity, language, migration status, age and disability, as well as intersections between these, across multiple disciplines and in interdisciplinary teams.

We also conduct research on the positive benefits of solidarity, inclusivity and tolerance.

Explore the departments, research centres and groups working in this area: 


Research centres and groups