Date: Wednesday 24th November
Speaker: Jason Arday, Durham University
Title: Stand By Me: Disrupting Racism in the Academy
Abstract: The Academy still remains a site for systemic and institutional racism. Disrupting these inequitable cultures requires a state of continual vigilance. This talk focuses on the continued collective work and allyship required to disrupt and dismantle racially inequitable structures within the Academy.
Speaker Bio: Dr Jason Arday is an Associate Professor in Sociology at Durham University in the Department of Sociology and the Deputy Executive Dean for People and Culture in the Faculty of Social Science and Health. He is a Visiting Research Fellow at The Ohio State University in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Jason holds Visiting Professorships at Coventry University, London Metropolitan University and Nelson Mandela University. He is a Trustee of the Runnymede Trust, the UK’s leading Race Equality Thinktank and the British Sociological Association (BSA). Jason sits on the Centre for Labour and Social Studies (CLASS) National Advisory Panel and the NHS Race and Health Observatory Academic Reference Group. Jason is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA).