RACE.ED is a cross-university network concerned with race, racialization and decolonial studies from a multidisciplinary perspective.

RACE.ED showcases excellence in teaching, research and knowledge, exchange, impact (KEI) in race and decolonial studies at The University of Edinburgh.

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Brings together researchers and academics from a range of disciplines across The University of Edinburgh


Modules with a focus on race, plus a new interdisciplinary course on race, racialization and decoloniality for 2021

Podcast: Undersong

A local and global platform to exchange critical thought around race and the making of worlds otherwise

Latest updates & blogs

As socially committed and Spain-based researchers, we have long been amazed by the rhetorical power of the integration discourse (in this case, immigrant integration).

In collaboration with RACE.ED, Retrospect Journal has published a special issue on the theme of “Race in Retrospective” in June 2021.

For the past few months I have felt like I am in one elongated Zoom training, attempting to disentangle white feelings and embedded racist ideologies – including my own.

This June marks RACE.ED's one year anniversary, and with that, we would like to mark the occasion by spotlighting RACE.ED's blog collections over the past twelve months.

In the face of the coronavirus pandemic that has disproportionately affected black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, people across the globe have taken to the streets in protest. They have gathered in solidarity to express anger about George Floyd’s death and the persistence of police violence.

The themes of becoming and opposition as identification resonated with me, a white man from the US, as I searched for alliance strategies of anti-racism and anti-essentialism in historically the most creolised part of Europe: Portugal, and more specifically, the capital city of Lisbon.

Join us this week for the next RACE.ED seminar👇💬

'De-Representing the Black Body in Brazilian Colonial Imagination'
🗓️16 June, 4pm

With Dr Osmundo Pinho, @ufrb
Chaired by RACE.ED's @Katuchinha

Find out more and book your place ➡️

Online event tomorrow from @CERESED👇📣

🗓️Community Language Learning in Scotland during the #COVID19 Pandemic
15 June, 4pm

Discussion of a new research report investigating the impact of the pandemic on community language learning.

Sign up ➡️

Vamos receber Osmundo Pinho na quarta-feira (16) às 12h (horário de Brasília). Imperdível. Inscreva-se grátis: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/de-representing-the-black-body-in-brazilian-colonial-imagination-tickets-155940946569 https://twitter.com/RaceEDS/status/1403373850428153856


This event will be delivered in Portuguese with translation to English and will be recorded 📣

See you there!



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