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In his latest post for the School of Sociology & Social Policy's Northern Notes blog, Dr Paul Bagguley explores the acronym 'BAME' and how it is used in UK media and institutions.

A new blog post by postgraduate student Johanna Loocke responds to the discussions held CERS' ‘Decolonising Human Rights’ event, co-organised with Leeds Human Rights Journal.

Congratulations to Dr Abel Ugba who has won the Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies Fellowship. He will be investigating the innovative and reflexive practice of divine healing by Pentecostal Africans in Germany’s transnational and ‘secular’ context. You can read more about Dr Ugba’s project, “Faith and Secularism in a...

Professor Adrian Favell gave an online lecture for the new Talking Heads series at the Sussex Centre of Migration Research, University of Sussex, on his most recent work on ‘integration’, drawing on his recent article Integration: twelve propositions after Schinkel. 

CERS Postgraduate Researcher Tesfalem H. Yemane will co-lead an event marking 75 years of UNESCO with an online sensory experience of the Asmara UNESCO World Heritage Site in Eritrea on Monday 16 November 2020. The online event will be hosted by the UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts, and...

A PGR-led seminar series, “Decolonising Forced Migration: Political (Un)-Intelligibility, Reflexivity, & ‘Epistemological Agency’", begins 24 November 2020 and runs until July 2021. Organisers include CERS members Tesfalem Yemane and Kheira Arrouche.

Dr Maria Rovisco hosted an online conversation with Alex Chisholm of Freedom Studios, Bradford, on 28 October 2020, about the ways in which theatre can positively transform the lives of people seeking sanctuary. The conversation was part of InterCultured Festival’s InterCommunity Talks. Watch a recording of the conversation on the Intercultured Festival...

A new ESRC-funded research project, "Feeding the Nation: seasonal migrant workers and food security during the COVID-19 pandemic", has launched. Congratulations to Dr Roxana Barbulescu, Centre for Ethnicity and Racism (CERS) at the University of Leeds (PI) and Dr. Carlos Vargas-Silva of the Centre on Migration Policy and Society at the University of Oxford (Co-I) who will lead the study.

Congratulations to Shirley Barrett, a doctoral student in CERS, who has been selected to receive The British Citizen Award in October 2020 for her contribution to bridging gaps in society between the Gypsy Romany Community and sedentary community, particularly in relation to domestic violence.