News & Events

Ipek Demir (CERS) will give a lecture on ‘Amnesia, Racism & White Identity Politics’ at the Interdisciplinary Doctoral School on ‘Contemporary Forms of Racism and Discrimination’, University of Ghent, Belgium.

As part of a range of activities for Black History Month, the Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies (CERS) is delighted to welcome guest speaker Professor Matiangai Sirleaf, University of Maryland (USA) to present a talk on: ‘COVID-19 & the Racial Valuation of Diseases’ Welcome: Dr Ipek Demir Chair: Dr...

Date and Time: Wednesday 13th October, 16:00 – 17:15 on Zoom. To coincide with the Diamond Jubilee celebrations for the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds, this event – supported by the Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies (CERS) and the Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender...

BSA Event: Colonialism and Modern Social Theory book event by authors Gurminder K Bhambra and John Holmwood and also other panel members Ipek Demir (CERS),  Steve Kemp & Christian Morgner. You can register for the event here: https://www.britsoc.co.uk/events/key-bsa-events/bsa-social-theory-study-group-online-event-colonialism-and-modern-social-theory/ If you have any questions regarding the registration, please get in touch...

Ipek Demir has written an article (translated from English into Italian) for the Menelique Journal entitled ‘Il Pensiero Diasporico [Diasporic Thinking]’ (2021, number:5)

CERS PhD students Sumeyye Sakarya and Johanna Loock are organising a Critical Muslim Studies (CMS) Colloquium, commencing in October 2021. If you are interested in presenting or attending, please get in touch with them: Johanna Loock (ssjmlo@leeds.ac.uk) and Sumeyye Sakarya (ssssa@leeds.ac.uk).

Dr Abel Ugba (CERS) has been appointed as the Leeds partner and mentor of Dr Matthew Michael (University of Nasarawa, Nigeria) under the Africa-focused fellowship scheme launched this year by the Leeds University Centre of African Studies (LUCAS) and Leeds Arts and Humanities Research Institute (LAHRI). The theme of their...

Johanna Loock (CERS PGR) has written a blog post entitled ‘ An Alliance of Nationalism and Feminism: The Case of the Swiss Burqa Ban’ for the ReOrient blog https://www.criticalmuslimstudies.co.uk/an-alliance-of-nationalism-and-feminism/  It was re-published on the Northern blog .          

CERS member Professor Adrian Favell, CERS PhD students Tesfalem Yemane and Kheira Arouche take part in a conversation on ‘integration’ along with PhD students Hyab Yohannes (School of Education, University of Glasgow) and Souad Boumechaal (School of Languages, Cultures and Societies, University of Leeds). For more info and to watch...