SSP student Jose to present research at International Conference of Undergraduate Research
SSP student Jose Raisey-Skeats, who graduated in July, will present his dissertation research to an international audience spanning across eight countries and five continents, on 26 September at the International Conference of Undergraduate Research (ICUR). His research entitled ‘A national analysis of everyday racisms, discourses, and anxieties in Spain, with a particular interest to Moroccan immigrants in policy, education and generational differences in attitudes’ involved empirical research with over 70 participants from Catalonia to explore their lived experiences.
Led and sponsored by the University of Warwick and Monash University, the International Conference of Undergraduate Research is an annual, two-day academic conference. Using video-conferencing technology, ICUR provides undergraduate researchers with a unique opportunity to present and discuss their own research – in any discipline in real-time, without having to leave their home university.
ICUR challenges undergraduate students to rethink their work in an international context. As a forum, it requires presenters to consider the perspective of students from different backgrounds, and to anticipate what may be shared across cultures and local contexts. This challenge translates to research questions as well, encouraging students to examine global and regional trends in their research field, and how these might conflict with local concerns and specificities.
Jose was also invited to present his research to the British Conference of Undergraduate Research in April and has been highly commended by the Undergraduate Awards 2017.