Birmingham university education department

Centro de estudios culturales contemporáneos de birmingham

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Birmingham school and Frankfurt school

Rubén Díaz is a researcher in communication, culture and education. He is a member of ZEMOS98, where he has been developing since 2003 projects of creation, research, training, production and edition of critical contents about the social impact of the media and its influence on contemporary thought and shared imaginaries. He has a degree in Audiovisual Communication, a postgraduate degree in Digital Journalism and a Master in Communication and Culture. He has studied at the Department of Hispanic Studies at the University of Birmingham (UK) and has second cycle training in Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Seville. Her dissertation (Seville, 2011) is entitled “What school is impossible to imagine and what impossibility is it? Notes for the investigation of an expanded education”.

Birmingham cultural studies

This paper puts together and arranges the existing empirical evidence on opinions and attitudes of faculty members about the introduction in their institutions of the logic, principles and tools of quality management. The approach used was the meta-research, which involves compilation of the relevant literature and systematization of its topics. These have been exposed into three thematic lines: the notions of quality accepted by faculty members, their perception of the achievements of quality management, and their assessment of the different evaluation methods associated with systems of quality assurance.

D. in Economics from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Research Professor and Director of the Center for Quality and Innovation in Higher Education. University of Guadalajara. Zapopan, Mexico. E-mail:

PhD in Education from the University of Guadalajara. Professor-researcher at the Centro Universitario de Ciencias Económico Administrativas in the Center for Quality and Innovation in Higher Education at the University of Guadalajara. He works on university management and develops the research line curriculum, teaching practice and institutional change in higher education. Participant in international research projects on quality policies in the Ibero-American Region. Creator of the Network Challenges and Expectations of the University (2000) and founding member and creator of the idea of the Network of Academics of Iberoamerica A.C. (2011). E-mail:

Father of cultural studies

Drawing on a variety of influences (feminism, structuralism, Marxism (especially the work of Louis Althusser and Antonio Gramsci), sociology, critical race theory, and poststructuralism), for several decades the center pioneered a variety of approaches to the study of culture such as ideological analysis, in the analysis of working-class cultures and subcultures, in the role of media audiences, in feminist cultural research, in the hegemonic struggles of state politics, and in the place of the concept of race in social and cultural processes. [6]

Books published by the center include Off-Centre: Feminism and Cultural Studies, Resistance through Rituals, The Empire Strikes Back, or Border Patrols: Policing the Boundaries of Heterosexuality.[7][8][9] [9] [10] The history of this development can be found in the series of articles published by the same center between 1973 and 1988.[11]