Dr Christian Morgner


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Dr Christian Morgner is a Senior Lecturer in Cultural and Creative Industries at the Management School. Prior to this appointment as Senior Lecturer, he was lecturer at the University of Leicester, held a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Hitotsubashi University, Japan funded by the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science and worked as a Research Associate at the University of Cambridge funded by the German Academic Exchange Service. He has also held visiting fellowships at Yale University, University of Lucerne, University of Leuven and the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris).

His research combines the idea of co-creation with complexity studies and network analysis. As such, he is interested in researching larger collaborative practices that exist in informal social contexts. He has applied to this idea to the study of informal settlements in Nairobi, Kenya and to creative clusters in various cities in the Global South. Additionally, he has just completed a research project on collaborative engagement with a view to diversity and inclusivity. This research addressed fire incidents and ethnic minorities in the UK. Currently, he is part of a research project on Covid-19 and social media (Twitter) in South-East Asia, where he is applying this idea to understand the collaborative creation of disinformation.

Christian also worked as an advisor for the EU’s flagship report “Science for Disaster Risk Management: acting today, protecting tomorrow” and he is a regional coordinator for the Avoidable Deaths Network (AND).

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