Our research is divided into five research centres, which are home to our academic research staff and postgraduate researchers alike.
Centre for Disability Studies (CDS)
The Centre for Disability Studies is an interdisciplinary network of researchers, united by their commitment to carrying out research and teaching that helps achieve equality and social justice for disabled people, globally.
Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies (CERS)
The Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies is an interdisciplinary centre established in 1998. It has an established international reputation for theoretically-informed, policy relevant research on racism and ethnicity.
Centre for Research on Families, Life Course and Generations (FLaG)
The Centre for Research on Families, Life Course and Generations brings together researchers and research users interested in family, youth, life course pathways and transitions, educational inequalities and intergenerational relationships.
Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies (CIGS)
The Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies brings together over 170 academic staff from across the arts and humanities, social sciences, medicine and healthcare studies. It ties together research on gender and feminist scholarship, which has a long history at Leeds.
The Bauman Institute
The Bauman Institute builds on the legacy of Professor Zygmunt Bauman at Leeds, and develops critical/social theory perspectives on alternative futures for the economy, arts, populations, mobilities, the environment, and democracy.