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If not now: Moving race from the margins to the centre in higher education

  • 13.30 - 14.45
  • 07 Oct 2020
If not now: Moving race from the margins to the centre in higher education

This seminar explores the impact of negotiating racial inequality and discrimination at university and the impact upon mental health. Aspects examined consider the impact of belonging, victimization, isolation, and marginalisation on mental health and how this consequently affects university experiences for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) students and staff. At such a critical juncture in the anti-racism and Black Lives Matter movement this seminar aims to emphasise the importance of collective endeavour in dismantling racism within Academy. Finally, this discussion will stress the importance of sustained financial and human resource in addressing racism in all its structural and insidious manifestations.e impact of negotiating racial inequality and discrimination at university and the impact upon mental health. Aspects examined consider the impact of belonging, victimization, isolation, and marginalisation on mental health and how this consequently affects university experiences for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) students and staff. At such a critical juncture in the anti-racism and Black Lives Matter movement this seminar aims to emphasise the importance of collective endeavour in dismantling racism within Academy. Finally, this discussion will stress the importance of sustained financial and human resource in addressing racism in all its structural and insidious manifestations.

Dr Jason Arday FRSA is an Assistant Professor in Sociology at Durham University in the Department of Sociology. He is a Visiting Research Fellow at The Ohio State University in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, an Adjunct Professor at Nelson Mandela University in the Centre for Critical Studies in Higher Education Transformation and a Trustee of the Runnymede Trust, the UK’s leading Race Equality Thinktank. Jason is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) and a Trustee of the British Sociological Association (BSA). He sits on the Centre for Labour and Social Studies (CLASS) National Advisory Panel and is a School Governor at Shaftesbury Park Primary School in London. 

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