The Centre for Minorities Research (CMR) is a timely initiative that brings together interdisciplinary expertise from an outstanding pool of staff from across six Schools at the University of St Andrews. CMR explores the complexities, challenges and opportunities, continuities and discontinuities, unity and ruptures of the ‘everyday lives’ of minorities, in Scotland and beyond.

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Indias divise Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 (CAA)

By Oona Singh Indian Parliament passed the Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 (CAA) in December of 2019. Very quickly the act was subject to public criticism, concern, and uproar. The issues around the act are related to concerns surrounding…

When our maracas shake, we’re on the move!

Covid-19 is hitting indigenous people violently in Brazil. It’s not just the high mortality rate; other tensions and threats are being exacerbated by social isolation during the novel Coronavirus pandemic. Since the beginning of the…
Samara Carvalho Santos
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The community of Quilombo Pinhões during Covid-19 / Quilombo de Pinhões durante o Covid-19

*** this blog post is translated into Portuguese below *** In this video Débora Rodrigues shares with us a little bit about the situation at Pinhões during Covid-19. She focuses on how the community is dealing with the pandemic and helping…
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KNOWLEDGE IN TIME OF PANDEMIC

TEHÊY - FISHING OF KNOWLEDGE / TEHÊY DE PESCARIA DE CONHECIMENTO In the village Muã Mimatxi, located in the town of Itapecerica in the state of Minas Gerais, in Brazil, the Pataxoop practice what is called 'fishing of knowledge' (pescaria…

Congratulations to Edgar Xakriabá for winning the Photography Award Art & Science

We are happy to share that Edgar Kanaykõ Xakriabá, one of our Research Collaborators in the Project 'Capturing new education models among Indigenous and Quilombola minorities in Brazil', has won the Photography Award in 1st place for 'Images…

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) EQUALITY CONCERNS SURVEY

The Coronavirus (Covid 19) has changed the way our current world operates completely.  New changes are being introduced every day.  Fife Centre for Equalities understand that some people will find it harder to adapt to the changes. The centre…

Insanity or enlightenment? Reasons behind COVID-denialism in Russia

By Evgeniya Pakhomova As the new reality of the world affected by the COVID-19 was becoming inevitable, many countries have witnessed an increase in the number of deniers of the virus, commonly known as COVID-dissidents. Russia was no exception…

The Gift of the Mask: Cuomo’s influence during Covid-19

By Sophia Rosenblatt The press conference looked the same as it did every day. Andrew Cuomo—New York governor and emerging stud of the pandemic (see. Cuomosexual[1])— front and centre, framed on a TV screen which displayed “Breaking…

Combate ao Coronavírus - Monitoramento comunitário Terra Indígena Xakriabá / Combating Coronavirus - Community monitoring at Xakriabá Indigenous Land

Combating Coronavirus - Community monitoring at Xakriabá Indigenous Land Among Covid-19's many challenges, indigenous populations in Brazil are particularly vulnerable, with greater vulnerability to infectious diseases and dependent on medical…