Welcome to CERS

We are an interdisciplinary centre for theoretically-informed and policy-relevant research on racism, ethnicity and migration.

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Events

We host a range of events including interactive workshops, film screenings, seminars and lectures.

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The Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies (CIGS) and the Centre for Ethnicity and Racism (CERS) at Leeds invite you to a ‘Symposium on Femonationalism’. The seminar will be delivered by Sara R. Farris with responses from Adrian Favell and Ipek Demir “Symposium on Femonationalism” Sara R. Farris (Goldsmiths) Followed by responses from Adrian Favell (Leeds) and Ipek Demir (Leeds) Chair: Karen Throsby (Leeds) 12.00 – 1.30pm Wednesday 26 May 2021
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"Feeding the Nation: seasonal migrant workers and food security during the COVID-19 pandemic" is a research project examining the recruitment and experiences of seasonal agricultural migrant workers. Launched in October 2020, the project is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as part of the UK Research and Innovation’s rapid response to COVID-19.
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"Northern Exposure: Race, Nation and Disaffection in 'Ordinary' Towns and Cities after Brexit" is a major social science project, funded by the ESRC, which will examine the implications of Brexit on race relations, new migrations and Northerners’ sense of place and belonging.
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"Faith and Secularism in a Close Encounter: The Contextualisation of Divine Healing by Pentecostal Africans in Germany" is a new research project led by Dr Abel Ugba. The steady increase in the number of African immigrants in Germany since the 1980s has translated into more African Pentecostals in the country. Taking divine healing as a key component of the religiously-constituted moral and sociocultural universe of Germany’s African Pentecostals, this project aims to critically analyse the complexities and challenges of adopting and adapting this practice in the secular and regulated environment in Germany.
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CERS members S. Sayyid, Ipek Demir and Walaa al Husban spoke as part of the panel at this event co-organised by CERS and Leeds Human Rights Journal.
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This two year project was funded by the European Commission – Directorate of Justice, and brought together experts from across Europe. A Counter-Islamophobia Toolkit, authored by CERS members Prof. Ian Law, Dr Amina Easat-Daas and Prof. S. Sayyid, was published in September 2018 and is available to read on the website (link below).
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This August 2019 policy briefing by the Runnymede Trust and The Commission on Diversity in the North (hosted by CERS) highlights the growing racial and ethnic diversity in towns and cities in the north of England, and calls for racial inequalities to be tackled as part of any inclusive economic growth agendas for the North.
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