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Prof. Howard Davis
Howard Davis is Professor of Social Theory and Institutions in the School of Social Sciences, Bangor University. He studied sociology at Cambridge and Edinburgh before moving to Glasgow, where he was one of the founder members of the Glasgow Media Group. Following some years at the University of Kent he was seconded to be Director of the SRT Project from 1983-1985, when the key issues included the social impacts of new information and communications technologies, the ethics of defence and disarmament, and environmental responsibility. He returned to Kentuntil his move to Walesin 1997. Among his various roles he is a co-director of the Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD). His research interests include the cultures of technology, the organization of creative work, sociology of the media, and questions of local, national and European identity. He has published on the trajectories of social and cultural change in western and eastern Europe before and after the end of communism, combining his research with a series of EU funded projects to develop the sociology curriculum at universities in the central Volgaregion of Russia. His professional and personal commitment to the dialogue between religion, ethics and the social sciences is ongoing.