Kreishan, Emyr

Start date:
October 2019
Research Topic:
Dual and Multiple Heritage Welsh Identities in Contemporary Wales
Research pathway:
Research Supervisor:
Professor William Housley
Supervising school:
Ysgol y Gwyddorau Cymdeithasol,
Primary funding source:
ESRC DTP

Dual and multiple heritage Welsh identity is enjoying a period of greater exposure in mainstream discourse, yet remains a little explored area within the extant scholarship on contemporary Wales. It is therefore this project’s aim to inquire into the perceptions and experiences of dual and multiple heritage Welsh people. This project utilises a wide range of accounts, taken from qualitative interviews with dual and multiple heritage Welsh adults from across the country and pertaining to several topics of their experiences of Wales and Welshness,

The project employs constructivist grounded theory to analyse participants’ accounts of Welsh identity and contemporary Welsh society from their standpoints as dual and multiple heritage Welsh people. This is with aim of identifying emergent themes and conceptualisations from the accounts and then using these to address core questions concerning Welsh identity and cosmopolitanism in contemporary Wales. The project hopes to build on existing research and scholarship into broader concepts of Welsh identity by contributing to the knowledge and understanding of dual and multiple heritage Welsh identity.