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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


As the year comes to a close, we would like to take a moment to recognise all that has happened over the last few months and acknowledge the challenges of continuing with “business as usual” amid collective grief, exhaustion and pain. The world is laden with hostility and continues to challenge us as we undertake the work of antiracism and decolonisation. As we grapple with these realities, let us not forget the importance of collective care and solidarity in moments such as this. Caring for one another and standing in solidarity with one another is part of the work of antiracism. As an ode to these elements of our work we would therefore like to amplify moments over the semester during which we engaged in moments of collective care, dreaming and solidarity.

Blog post by Rutendo Amanda Hoto - President of the University of Edinburgh's African and Caribbean Society, Founder of Black Women at Edinburgh As November unfolds, we mark the conclusion of the UK’s Black History Month. This year’s theme, ‘Saluting our Sisters,’ directed our focus towards the remarkable achievements of Black women across various domains, both in history and in the present.

Across continents and time zones, my unbiological sister and I exchanged stories of the ways in which we have recently been [mis]racialised1. We have been having variations of this conversation for over a decade – me as the mixed race child of a white South African mother and black South African father, her as the mixed race child of a South African Coloured mother and a South African Indian father.

Blog post by Julia Marques da Silva Through the work that I have done in my dissertation in exploring how Brazilians reconstructed their social, political, and historical contexts into their …

Cross-posted from the Royal Society of Edinburgh, – blog post by Nasar Meer, University of Glasgow, UK Social scientists probably agree that approaches to policy impact stressing only supply side …

The exact place, I don’t know. But I took this picture on a corner near Nivia Uchoa’s house, a photographer from Ceará(Brazil) that I met through Ruth Sousa, an artist …

Watch our RACE.ED 2nd Anniversary Video

To mark the second anniversary of RACE.ED and to share more about the network, Dr Katucha Bento and Dr Shaira Vadasaria, Lecturers in Race and Decolonial Studies in the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh, discuss what RACE.ED is, what it aims to do, the collaborative nature of its work, and more as they step up as RACE.ED Co-Directors.