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16 Nov 2017

Academics invited to give evidence to House of Lords Select Committee

Dr Line Nyhagen and Dr Sarah Mills from the School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences were recently invited to give evidence to the House of Lords Select Committee on Citizenship and Civic Engagement.

The Committee is conducting a nine month inquiry looking at what citizenship means in the 21st Century, how society can boost civic engagement, and the relationship between civic engagement and social cohesion.

Dr Nyhagen’s main research interests are in the areas of religion, gender, feminism and women’s movements, migration and ethnic relations, citizenship and identities. Dr Mills’ research focuses on youth citizenship, volunteering and informal education. She has recently completed an ESRC project on the UK Government’s flagship National Citizen Service programme.

Dr Nyhagen was invited to give evidence at a Select Committee session on Women and Integration, which looked at how discrimination against women can affect integration.  Dr Mills was called to give evidence in a session on civic engagement and young people, focusing on the role of volunteering and social action.