University of Salford Manchester

Connecting Communities

Professor George McKay, AHRC Leadership Fellow for the Connected Communities Programme (2012-15), develops research focusing on alternative communities and cultures of resistance, engaging with community cultures and arts, polemic landscapes of festival or garden, and the cultural politics of popular music. George's research contributes to understandings of participation and agency in community cultures and the development of mechanisms for the wider application of those understandings to support wider expressions of community for their benefit.  

Connecting communities with research, developing community-engaged research

Minister for Universities and Science David Willetts said: ‘Connected Communities projects will lead to th development of new ways to engage communities in creating, interpreting and using arts and humanities research data. This will leave a sustainable resource and legacy for future research and for communities.’