Consolidated Research Group – GAIT

“Social Change, Emerging Forms of Subjectivity and Identity in Contemporaries Societies” IT-1469-22 (GIC21/63)

Type A Consolidated Research Group of the Basque University System

The Group carried out its first activity in 1993, and two years later the Collective Identity Research Center (CEIC) was created. The CEIC has since then hosted the Consolidated Research Group, maintaining a constant activity in both research and teaching. In 1997 the Group was recognised by the Basque Government.

The Group is currently constituted around the theme “Social Change, Emerging Forms of Subjectivity and Identity in Contemporary Societies”. This interest is reflected in the following areas of activity:

  • A theoretical reflection on the current situation within the framework of a broad programme of academic activities (seminars, conferences, congresses);
  • A series of researches on the processes of precariousness and vulnerability, as well as some of the emerging figures in this context;
  • A training agenda in analytical instruments and frameworks both through master’s and doctoral programmes in the departments to which its members belong and a specific training programme for research staff;
  • A search for dissemination of results in different academic and non-academic debate forums, and the organisation of international and interdisciplinary academic activities.

The research group is made up of:

  • Permanent researchers and contracted researchers (on scholarship or contract), from the University of the Basque Country-Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea (UPV-EHU), in the departments of Sociology 2, Philosophy of Values and Social Anthropology, and Hispanic, Romanesque Philology and Literary Theory; and
  • external collaborators from the Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico), The National Distance Education University (UNED) and The  Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC).

The team has a wide network of contacts and international collaborators, receiving predoctoral, postdoctoral and Ikerbasque researchers, as well as visiting researchers. Its members actively participate in national and international research projects.