The CDH Reactor programme provides early career researchers at the University of Cambridge with opportunities to contribute to developing rapid interventions in public debates on topical issues through organising events, creating media content and developing networks with journalists, civil society organisations, public sector bodies and policy makers. This also allows a great opportunity for scholars to have a broader impact beyond academia. Reactor calls for participation relate to an overarching theme for the academic year, but are a set of discrete events and activities which are responsive to developing news stories. Calls for participation are issued 2-3 times a year via our website and are open to University of Cambridge PhD students and early career researchers to sign up. Other members of staff and students at the University are also welcome to apply, however if we are oversubscribed for a particular call we will prioritise members of the ECR community.
The convenors of the Reactor programme will also invite participation from expert guests from outside the University as contributors to panel discussions, workshops and data labs.
Theme for 2022/3: Data colonialism and climate justice
This year’s theme responds to global events which sit at the intersection of questions related to data colonialism, surveillance and climate justice.