News & Events

Ipek Demir will give a keynote lecture for the Migration Governance and Diaspora Engagement (Global Programme Series) programme in India, and its over 200 students on 20 January 2022. Her talk is entitled “How to understand diaspora better: focus on historical, social and political dynamics“. The programme is a transnational...

The CERS PGR work-in progress workshops are led by Johanna Loock, Claudia Radiven and Ipek Demir. The preliminary dates we have for these two sessions are: 23 March 2022 5-6.30pm and 15 June 2022 5-6.30. We would like these workshops to be a friendly and supportive environment PGR students who...

Call for Papers Off-white: When Whiteness Isn’t Enough March 25, 2022, Virtual Workshop Co-sponsored by Department of Teaching and Learning, Long Island University-Post Campus and Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies (CERS), University of Leeds Whiteness is often considered to be homologous with hegemony and centrality. At the same time...

We are pleased to announce the publication of a new book by Ismail Patel a visiting Research Fellow at University of Leeds.  The Muslim Problem: From the British Empire to Islamophobia Ismail Adam Patel Visiting Research Fellow at University of Leeds and the Chair of UK based NGO Friends of...

CERS and Bauman Institute Special Event: Colonialism and Modern Social Theory  Authors: Professor Gurminder K. Bhambra and Professor John Holmwood will present their book ‘Colonialism and Modern Social Theory’. Respondents: Professor Manuela Boatcă, Professor Adrian Favell, Professor S.Sayyid Chair: Ipek Demir   When: Thursday 17 March 2022, 3-4.30pm UK time, organised by CERS and the Bauman Institute....

Dr Ipek Demir, Director of CERS, will give a talk entitled ‘New Perspectives on Diaspora’ at Kingston University, London, as part of the Criminology, Politics and Sociology Seminar Series 2021-22. Date: 2 February 2022 Time: 2-3.30 The talk is based on ideas from her new book Diaspora as Translation and...

The ESRC project ‘Feeding the Nation: seasonal migrant workers and food security during the COVID-19 pandemic‘ led by Dr. Roxana Barbulescu of the Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies (CERS), School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds (PI) and Dr. Carlos Vargas-Silva of the Centre on...