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Professor Keri FacerB.A.(Cantab.), M.Litt.(Strath.), D.Phil(Bristol)

Professor of Educational & Social Futures

Keri Facer

Professor Keri FacerB.A.(Cantab.), M.Litt.(Strath.), D.Phil(Bristol)

Professor of Educational & Social Futures

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Research interests

My primary focus at present is the relationship between universities and climate change. I am interested in all aspects of this question - from a reformist agenda to more radical revolutionary alternatives  - in order to examine what sorts of knowledge practices might be adequate for addressing the changed social, ecological, economic and cultural conditions of 2-4 degree global warming.

I am on secondment to the University of Uppsala, Sweden, as Zennstrom Chair in Climate Change Leadership from March 2019-October 2020.

I am interested in supervising PhD and Masters students in the following areas:

  • Educational Futures - in particular responses to environmental change
  • University futures - in particular the 'civic university' and changing university-public relationships to address change
  • Engaged and co-produced research - in particular critical reflections on these methods in terms of their implications for research quality and enabling wider social change
  • Learning Cities - I work with colleagues Helen Manchester and Magda Buchczyk to explore the learning practices in cities that may enable adaptation to rapid social and environmental change.
  • Digital Cultures - I am interested in the role of the digital as a potential impediment and resource in facilitating adaptive responses to environmental change

Structured keywords and research groupings

  • WUNeducation
  • Urban Research Cluster
  • Cabot Institute City Futures Research

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Postal address:
Helen Wodehouse Building
35 Berkeley Square
Clifton
Bristol
United Kingdom

Selected research outputs

  1. Published

    Learning Futures: Education, Technology and Social Change

    Research output: Book/ReportAuthored book

  2. Published

    After the moral panic? Reframing the debate about child safety online

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. Published
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Selected research projects

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Selected awards and activities

  1. Conference on 'Character Education'

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesInvited talk

  2. Co-operative Congress

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesInvited talk

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