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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Our areas of expertise


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


Recent and current research projects being undertaken by members of RACE.ED

Latest updates & blogs

Human Shields

RACE.ED’s Nicola Perugini, Senior Lecturer in International Relations, recently appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Thinking Allowed to discuss his new co-authored book Human Shields. A history of People in the Line of Fire.

India Street

The ‘Rhodes Must Fall’ protests and the campaign to change the wording on the Melville statue in Edinburgh have highlighted how many symbols of colonialism and imperialism not only remain visible in British cities, but are being contested with a renewed purpose.


Young children are ‘too young’ to understand race, racism and discrimination; you don’t want to ‘put ideas in their heads’; young children ‘do not notice differences, it is not an issue, it is more adult ideas and certainly you can’t say they are racist at such a young age’.

Multicultural Scotland

In my chapter, ‘Multicultural Scotland’, I examine evidence concerning the demographic structure and history of Scotland, and the attitudes, identities and experiences of its people. How are these two bodies of evidence related to each other? And how might they inform, and be informed by elite policies and political discourse?

News from colleagues in @IASH_Edinburgh 📣

IASH has launched a new fellowships programme to lead research on decoloniality – The Institute Project on Decoloniality 2021-2024.

Applications are now open for the IASH-SSPS fellowship.

Find out more ➡️

Join the final Edinburgh Race Lecture: 'The Eclipse of Black Women in Anti-Discrimination Law' with Professor Iyiola Solanke of @Law_Leeds and @MissChisomo of @RaceEDS

Wednesday 9 December
17:30 - 18:30 GMT

Register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-edinburgh-race-lecture-series-professor-iyiola-solanke-tickets-128732972787

Check it out – @UCLGenderHealth have released the recording of their second webinar of the Borderings series: 'Is migrant health racialised?'

Delve into the complex nexus of race, migration, gender and health👇


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