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

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On April 15, 2013, two pressure-cooker bombs exploded at the finishing line of the Boston Marathon, killing five and injuring 264. In the absence of information about who the bombers were, published liberal commentator David Sirota’s piece 'Let’s Hope the Boston Marathon Bomber is a White American'.
There has been much discussion and debate about the concept of ‘decolonising the curriculum’ within higher education and some might argue that this is now a buzz theme. However, I have remained curious as to why this phrase does not appear to have reached the vocabulary of many who contribute to teacher education in Scotland.
As federal troops begin heading out of Portland, Oregon, one way to assess the violent clashes is by zooming in on the mobilization of human shields. It began with hundreds of mothers who wore yellow shirts, bike helmets and improvised goggles as they placed their bodies in the line of fire to protect the Black Lives Matter protestors.
We believe that stories have the power to influence and inspire our university community. Through the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Edinburgh, we are seeing the impact on the lives of Scholars but also the wider Edinburgh community and beyond.

VIDEO AVAILABLE: Delighted to have convened our first
@devcomms #DecolonisingDevelopment Study Group event.Thanks to @MarionOuma @RobtelNeajai
, @sjndlovugatshen Pooja Jain, Hazel Gray & SJCKnock for their great contributions @africanstudies @RaceEDS

Our new @EdinburghUni Chancellor's Fellowships programme is live. Internal applicants only. Ambition for 50% women and 20% black and minority ethnic. Notes below to help apply

RACE.ED's @Drsaalajeng recently launched the co-edited book, 'Feminist Parenting: Perspectives from Africa and Beyond'

Did you catch the launch event? If not, you can watch it now on the RACE.ED website! 👇


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