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.
Ipek Demir will give the opening keynote for the launch of The UCLan Research Centre for Migration, Diaspora and Exile (MIDEX) on 15 January 2021.
S. Sayyid will present a talk, ‘ The Global Governance of Islamophobia’ at the Northwestern University Buffett Institute for Global Affairs on 17 November 2020 18:00 GMT.
CERS member Dr Richard Tavernier will give an online talk, ‘Black Lives Matter, so does this mean "All" Lives Don’t Matter? 21st Century Activism', on 13 November 2020, 12-1pm, as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences.
This Black History Month, CERS joins with the Leeds Human Rights Journal for ‘Decolonising Human Rights’, an online event taking place on 22 October 2020, 17:00 - 18:30. CERS members S. Sayyid, Ipek Demir and Walaa Al Husban will all be speaking as part of a panel.
CERS member Dr Abel Ugba will be speaking as part of a panel at the Leeds Sadler Seminar Series ‘African Knowledges for Global Challenges’ which he is co-convening. The first session of the series takes place on Thursday 22 October 2020, 16:00 – 17:30.
The ESRC Northern Exposure project will welcome Shamim Miah, Pete Sanderson and Paul Thomas to present their new book: ‘Race’, Space and Multiculturalism in Northern England, The (M62) Corridor of Uncertainty in an online seminar on 21 October 2020, 12-2pm.