Our network

We bring together researchers and academics from a range of disciplines across The University of Edinburgh.

  • Dr Talat Ahmed

    Dr Talat Ahmed

    Talat’s works focuses on the intellectual, cultural and political history of modern South Asia. Specifically,…

  • İdil Akıncı

    Dr İdil Akınci

    Idil’s work explores the implications of migration, race, and citizenship status on the experiences of…

  • Glaire Anderson

    Dr Glaire D. Anderson

    Glaire’s research focuses on art, architecture, and material culture during the age of the caliphs…

  • Rowena Arshad

    Prof Rowena Arshad

    Rowena’s research and teaching focusses on raising awareness of how racism operates at an institutional,…

  • Dr Katucha Bento

    Dr Katucha Bento

    Katucha is a political sociologist focussing on topics around Black diaspora, affective economy, Brazilian institutions,…

  • Prof Donald Bloxham

    One of my broad areas of research interest is the perpetration, punishment and representation/memory of…

  • Dr Ross Bond

    Dr Ross Bond

    Ross’s work focuses on the conception and construction of national identities and national ‘belonging’, with…

  • Michaelagh Broadbent

    Michaelagh Broadbent

    Michaelagh works as Editorial Officer for Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power. She coordinates the Identities…

  • Joe Burrell

  • Ania Byerly

    Dr Ania Byerly

    Ania is a teacher educator, having worked with pre-service language teachers, primary school teachers and…

  • Kirsten Carter McKee

    Dr Kirsten Carter McKee

    Dr Kirsten Carter McKee is a postdoctoral fellow in ESALA. She specialises in cultural landscapes…

  • Jen Chambers

    Jen Chambers

    Jen works as Media and Communications Assistant in the SPS Communications and Engagement team. She…

  • Dr Shruti Chaudhry

    Dr Shruti Chaudhry

    Shruti Chaudhry is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in Sociology. She is a family sociologist…

  • Dr Ashlee Christoffersen

    Dr Ashlee Christoffersen

    Ashlee’s research is concerned with the historic and contemporary operationalisation of the Black feminist theory of…

  • Sharon Cowan

    Prof Sharon Cowan

    Sharon Cowan is a professor of feminist and queer legal studies at the university of…

  • Tom Cunningham

    Dr Thomas Cunningham

    Tom Cunningham is an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of History, Classics & Archaeology.…

  • Julie Cupples

    Prof Julie Cupples

    Julie Cupples is Professor of Human Geography and Cultural Studies and Head of the Research…

  • Gwenetta Curry

    Dr Gwenetta Curry

    Dr. Gwenetta D. Curry is a Lecturer of Race, Ethnicity and Health in the Usher…

  • Tommy J. Curry

    Prof Tommy J. Curry

    Tommy J. Curry is an Africana philosopher and political theorist whose research analyzes antiblack racism,…

  • clare de mowbray

    Clare de Mowbray

    Clare works in the SPS Communications and Engagement team. She’s involved with research project website…

  • Henry Dee

    Dr Henry Dee

    Henry Dee is a historian of empire, trade unionism and race. He is currently researching…

  • Dr Rama Salla Dieng

    Dr Rama Salla Dieng

    Dr Rama Salla Dieng is a Lecturer in Africa and International Development at the Centre…

  • Dr Carol Dixon

    Dr Carol Dixon

    Carol Dixon’s academic research considers the cultural geographies of museums, galleries and the arts –…

  • Killian Doherty

    Killian Doherty

    Killian Doherty is a Lecturer and a studio lead at the Edinburgh School of Architecture…

  • Omolabake Fakunle

    Dr Omolabake Fakunle

    Omolabake Fakunle is a Teaching Fellow and Coordinator of the MSc Education General Pathway at…

  • Nini Fang

    Dr Nini Fang

    Nini’s research foregrounds the lived experiences and examines how the socio-political bears upon the personal-subjective…

  • Nicola Firth

    Dr Nicola Frith

    Nicola Frith is a Senior Lecturer in French and Francophone Studies who focuses on memories…

  • Tanatsei Gambura

    Tanatsei Gambura

    Tanatsei is a student at Edinburgh College of Art enrolled in the BA Intermedia Art…

  • Dr. Agomoni Ganguli-Mitra

    Dr Agomoni Ganguli-Mitra

    Agomoni Ganguli-Mitra is Lecturer and Chancellor’s Fellow in Bioethics and Global Health Ethics at the…

  • Dr. Alysa Ghose

    Dr Alysa Ghose

    Alysa’s research interests include race, gender, sexuality, and religiosity, especially in the Caribbean context. Her…

  • Julie Gibbings

    Dr Julie Gibbings

    Julie Gibbings is a Lecturer in the School of History, Classics, and Archaeology and author…

  • Radhika Govinda

    Dr Radhika Govinda

    Radhika Govinda’s research and teaching bridge the sociology of gender, international development and South Asian…

  • Mohini Gray

    Dr Mohini Gray

    Mohini Gray is an honorary Consultant Rheumatologist, Immunologist and Reader at the Centre for Inflammation…

  • Daryl Green FSA

    Daryl Green (FSA)

    Daryl is the Head of Special Collections, which include rare books, photographs, manuscripts, personal papers,…

  • Lauren Hall-Lew

    Lauren Hall-Lew

    Lauren Hall-Lew is a Reader in Linguistics and English Language in the School of PPLS.…

  • Emma Hill

    Dr Emma Hill

    Emma Hil is a Research Fellow in Sociology at the University of Edinburgh. She gained…

  • Dr Sarah Hill

    Sarah’s teaching and research focus on health inequalities and the social determinants of health, drawing…

  • Sophia Hoffinger

    Sophia Hoffinger

    Sophia Hoffinger is a PhD student in the Social Anthropology Department. Her doctoral research explores…

  • Hannah Holtschneider

    Hannah Holtschneider

    Hannah is Senior Lecturer in Jewish Studies. Her work focuses on 20th century Jewish history,…

  • Lindsey Horner

    Dr Lindsey Horner

    Lindsey Horner is a lecturer in Education and Development at Moray House School of Education…

  • Hephzibah Israel

    Hephzibah Israel

    Hephzibah’s research explores the cultural history of South Asia, focusing on the politics of translation…

  • Roger Jeffery

    Prof Roger Jeffery

    Roger Jeffery is a Professor  of Sociology of South Asia, in the School of Social…

  • Chisomo Kalinga

    Dr Chisomo Kalinga

    Chisomo Kalinga (PhD) is a Wellcome-funded medical humanities postdoctoral at the department of Social Anthropology,…

  • Dr Kristina Konstantoni

    Dr Kristina Konstantoni

    Kristina is a Senior Lecturer (from August 2020) in Childhood Studies,  Centre for Education for…

  • Dr Marlies Kustatscher

    Dr Marlies Kustatscher

    Her research focuses on children and young people’s experiences of intersecting inequalities (race, class, gender,…

  • Dr Daniel Kyereko

    Dr Daniel Kyereko

    Daniel is a recipient of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Postdoctoral Research fellowship currently…

  • Dr Jingyi Li

    Dr Jingyi Li

    Jingyi is a Senior Teaching Fellow and Programme Director for MSc Education (All Pathways) in…

  • Giulia Liberatore

    Dr Giulia Liberatore

    Giulia Liberatore is Lecturer at Sociology and Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies and an Academic…

  • Rrashné Limki

    Dr Rashné Limki

    Rashné is lecturer of Work and Organisation Studies. academic thinking and writing focuses mainly on…

  • Sarah Liu

    Dr Sarah Liu

    Currently a Lecturer in Gender and Politics at the  School of Social and Political Science at the University of…

Dr Talat Ahmed

Dr Talat Ahmed

Talat’s works focuses on the intellectual, cultural and political history of modern South Asia.

Specifically, she is interested in early twentieth-century literary and artistic movements and the role of intellectuals as public figures is helping to shape civic discourse on matters of state and society.

İdil Akıncı

Dr İdil Akınci

Idil’s work explores the implications of migration, race, and citizenship status on the experiences of national communities, and their articulations of national identity.

Her research considers these issues in the context of the Arab Gulf States, both from the perspectives of migrants and citizens as well as those who are stuck in-between these legal categories.

Glaire Anderson

Dr Glaire D. Anderson

Glaire’s research focuses on art, architecture, and material culture during the age of the caliphs (ca. 650-1250 CE).

Her second monograph A Caliphal Daedalus (under contract, Oxford UP) explores medieval Islamic science and visual culture. Her current research examines Islamic visual culture of the Philippines and the Archipelago’s pre-colonial contacts with Islamic lands; and digital Islamic art history and heritage.
Rowena Arshad

Prof Rowena Arshad

Rowena’s research and teaching focusses on raising awareness of how racism operates at an institutional, cultural and individual level.

She also works with policy makers, educators (school, further and higher education) to put in place action and strategies that delivers for racial equality.

Dr Katucha Bento

Dr Katucha Bento

Katucha is a political sociologist focussing on topics around Black diaspora, affective economy, Brazilian institutions, nation, and intersectional oppressions.

Her research and teachings are interdisciplinary, exploring Black Feminism, Critical Race Studies, Decolonial Studies, Queer Studies, Critical Rhetorical Analysis and Education.

Prof Donald Bloxham

One of my broad areas of research interest is the perpetration, punishment and representation/memory of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. I have written in depth on the Holocaust, the Armenian genocide and the post-Second World War war crimes trials, and on the comparative study of genocide. I am also interested more generally in political violence as broadly interpreted, and am currently concluding a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship which has focused on that topic – a study of political violence across the world since 1945.

The other broad area of research interest is the nature of history itself. So far this has resulted in two volumes, one concerned with the very point of studying the past and the other with the role of moral judgements in the writing of history.

Dr Ross Bond

Dr Ross Bond

Ross’s work focuses on the conception and construction of national identities and national ‘belonging’, with a particular recent interest in migrants and those from other minority national and ethnic and racial groups in Scotland and other parts of Britain.

Michaelagh Broadbent

Michaelagh Broadbent

Michaelagh works as Editorial Officer for Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power. She coordinates the Identities blog site, social media and events, in addition to the day-to-day administration for the journal. Michaelagh supports RACE.ED’s digital communications by coordinating blogs and the RACE.ED newsletter.

Joe Burrell

Ania Byerly

Dr Ania Byerly

Ania is a teacher educator, having worked with pre-service language teachers, primary school teachers and Early Years staff. She is interested in critical multicultural approaches to teaching young children, and in teachers’ capacity for and attitudes to antiracist education in daily school practice. Ania is also passionate about educating teachers, parents, and children about the benefits of multilingualism and equipping them with tools of standing up to discrimination and racism collaboratively as school communities.
Kirsten Carter McKee

Dr Kirsten Carter McKee

Dr Kirsten Carter McKee is a postdoctoral fellow in ESALA. She specialises in cultural landscapes and heritage – with a particular focus on monuments, Empire and the urban realm. Her research explores the imperial landscapes of the British Empire of the 18th and 19th century, linking this with conversations around state and colonial control, and white supremacist ideologies through the cultural outputs of Empire.

Her RSE/ESRC funded research network, Managing Imperial legacies, is currently exploring the legacies of the transatlantic slave trade on shaping Scotland’s built environment, and building conversations on how we engage with this through interaction with our built heritage.

Jen Chambers

Jen Chambers

Jen works as Media and Communications Assistant in the SPS Communications and Engagement team. She shares the stories of the School through its news page and social media, supports the team’s work on student communications, internal communications and student recruitment, and provides comms support to academic colleagues. She supports RACE.ED in creating and scheduling its social media content.

Dr Shruti Chaudhry

Dr Shruti Chaudhry

Shruti Chaudhry is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in Sociology. She is a family sociologist with an interest in care, intimacy, relationality, migration and social inequalities.

Her doctoral work explored these issues in the context of India. Her current postdoctoral research focuses on experiences of ageing among minority ethnic (South Asian heritage) older people in Scotland.

Dr Ashlee Christoffersen

Dr Ashlee Christoffersen

Ashlee’s research is concerned with the historic and contemporary operationalisation of the Black feminist theory of intersectionality in equality policy and practice: its possibilities, and resistance to it. She also has an interest in intersectional research methodology.

As Research Fellow on the Gender Equalities at Work project she explores UK gender equality legislation, with a focus on its relationship to race equality legislation, and the influence (and silencing) of Black and women of colour theory and activism.

Sharon Cowan

Prof Sharon Cowan

Sharon Cowan is a professor of feminist and queer legal studies at the university of Edinburgh. She is an LGBTQ advocate for students, and teach criminal law and asylum and refugee law and policy.

She recently completed a literature and case review of the use of sexual history evidence in sexual offences trials in Scotland (for the EHRC). She is the co-convener of the Scottish Feminist Judgments Project @ScottishFemJP. She is currently engaged in a study about the impact of equality laws and policies on trans people; and a project on the way that universities deal with allegations of sexual assault and misconduct on campus.

Tom Cunningham

Dr Thomas Cunningham

Tom Cunningham is an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of History, Classics & Archaeology. He works on the social and cultural history of colonialism in Africa, with particular interest and expertise in Kenya.

He is part of the UncoverEd project, which investigates the history of African, Asian and Caribbean students in Edinburgh.

Julie Cupples

Prof Julie Cupples

Julie Cupples is Professor of Human Geography and Cultural Studies and Head of the Research Institute of Geography and the Lived Environment. She works on issues of race, gender and cultural politics in Nicaragua, Guatemala, Colombia and Aoteaora New Zealand.
Gwenetta Curry

Dr Gwenetta Curry

Dr. Gwenetta D. Curry is a Lecturer of Race, Ethnicity and Health in the Usher Institute at the University of Edinburgh. Her research interests are Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, Critical Race Theory, and Black Family Studies. Her present research analyses racial disparities in treatment and infection rates of Covid-19.

She is the co-author of the UNCOVER Covid-19 Evidence review “What is the Evidence on Ethnic Variation on Covid-19 Incidence and Outcomes,” and “Sharpening the global focus on ethnicity and race in the time of COVID-19” which has recently appeared in The Lancet. She is a member of The Royal Society’s DELVE Initiative, and a senior research associate in the Global Health Governance Programme in the University of Edinburgh Medical School.

Tommy J. Curry

Prof Tommy J. Curry

Tommy J. Curry is an Africana philosopher and political theorist whose research analyzes antiblack racism, white supremacy, and anti-colonial resistance. He has published articles on 19th century ethnology, Critical Race Theory & Black Male Studies. His recent research projects interrogate the role that lethal violence and rape have in the subjugation of racialized male populations in genocides and segregationist/apartheid regimes.

clare de mowbray

Clare de Mowbray

Clare works in the SPS Communications and Engagement team. She’s involved with research project website design, digital comms and knowledge exchange. She designed the RACE.ED website and is responsible for development and updates.

Henry Dee

Dr Henry Dee

Henry Dee is a historian of empire, trade unionism and race. He is currently researching the biography of Clements Kadalie, Southern Africa’s leading black radical in the 1920s and founder of the Industrial and Commercial Workers’ Union of Africa (ICU).

For the last two years, he also has been working on UncoverED, a project based at the University of Edinburgh looking into the history of African, Asian and Caribbean students, and the university’s wider entanglement with British imperialism.

Dr Rama Salla Dieng

Dr Rama Salla Dieng

Dr Rama Salla Dieng is a Lecturer in Africa and International Development at the Centre of African Studies at the University of Edinburgh. Before the University of Edinburgh, she worked for five years in Policy Research at the African Institute for Economic Development and Planning (IDEP), United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and before that she worked at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Mauritius. Rama’s research focuses on agrarian change, feminist political economy and politics of development in Africa.  Rama serves as a member of the Governing Council of the Development Studies Association UK and on the board of the African Studies Association UK.

Rama holds an MSc and a PhD in Development Studies from SOAS, University of London and a Double Masters in International Cooperation & Development and Risks Management in Developing Countries, from Science Po Bordeaux- IEP, France. She also holds a Maîtrise in Political Science, Université Montesquieu, Bordeaux, France.

Rama is the co-editor of a collective book on Feminist Parenting, Perspectives from Africa and Beyond (Demeter Press 2020), and a Lead editor of a forthcoming anthology on Feminisms in Africa (2021), and the author of a novel (La Dernière Lettre, Présence Africaine Paris 2008).

Dr Carol Dixon

Dr Carol Dixon

Carol Dixon’s academic research considers the cultural geographies of museums, galleries and the arts – taking an interdisciplinary approach to examining the politics of acquisition, object interpretation, collection development, curatorial assemblage and wider exhibiting practices within Western museum and gallery settings. A particular focus of this work involves interrogating issues of ‘race,’ racism and anti-racism within contrasting institutional contexts.

Killian Doherty

Killian Doherty

Killian Doherty is a Lecturer and a studio lead at the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. Killian’s research looks at how development’ policies in West and East Africa, in standardising cities, settlement and land-use practices, contribute to racial/ethnic/class based conflict.

Work, teachings and research have been exhibited at the ICA, the Venice Architecture Biennale and appear in Japan Architecture + Urbanism, Architectural Review, MAS Context and VOLUME. Killian is currently completing his PhD by Design at the Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL).contexts.

Omolabake Fakunle

Dr Omolabake Fakunle

Omolabake Fakunle is a Teaching Fellow and Coordinator of the MSc Education General Pathway at the Moray House School of Education and Sports. She is Course Organiser of the MSc Course, “Higher Education in the Global Context”. She teaches MSc Education courses, including Education Policies and the Politics of Education.

Her research areas include internationalisation, student experience and employability. She is particularly interested in exploring missing voices in dominant discourses in internationalisation processes.

Nini Fang

Dr Nini Fang

Nini’s research foregrounds the lived experiences and examines how the socio-political bears upon the personal-subjective through psychoanalysis and critical theory. She devises and works with creative, qualitative methodology in composing evocative accounts of the other and their lived domains.

An accredited psychotherapist and trainer in counselling education, her teaching pushes for a more politically sensitive curriculum that addresses social inequality in the consulting room.

Nicola Firth

Dr Nicola Frith

Nicola Frith is a Senior Lecturer in French and Francophone Studies who focuses on memories of African enslavement within the French Republic and social movements engaged in the struggle for reparations.

She has been the holder of two AHRC grants looking at memory, slavery and reparation, and is one of the co-founders of the International Network of Scholars and Activists for Afrikan Reparations (INOSAAR).

Websites: Cartographie des Mémoires de l’Esclavage | International Network of Scholars and Activists for Afrikan Reparations (INOSAAR)

Tanatsei Gambura

Tanatsei Gambura

Tanatsei is a student at Edinburgh College of Art enrolled in the BA Intermedia Art Hons program. As a geographer, historian and culture theorist at heart, she takes an interdisciplinary research-based approach to her practice. Archival material often form the basis of her work.

Her research interests include uncovering indigenous knowledge systems, post-colonial theory, and black geographies.

Dr. Agomoni Ganguli-Mitra

Dr Agomoni Ganguli-Mitra

Agomoni Ganguli-Mitra is Lecturer and Chancellor’s Fellow in Bioethics and Global Health Ethics at the School of Law. Her interests include various issues related to public health, health inequalities and global health emergencies.

She approaches these issues from the perspective of  global justice, structural and epistemic injustice, and gender justice. She is also currently chair of the board of directors at Shakti Women’s Aid.

Dr. Alysa Ghose

Dr Alysa Ghose

Alysa’s research interests include race, gender, sexuality, and religiosity, especially in the Caribbean context.

Her new project will examine the lived experience and material realities of pregnancy and trance for Black religious practitioners in Havana.

Julie Gibbings

Dr Julie Gibbings

Julie Gibbings is a Lecturer in the School of History, Classics, and Archaeology and author of Our Time is Now: Race and Modernity in Postcolonial Guatemala (Cambridge University Press, 2020). Her research explores histories of racialization, indigenous political modernities, and cartography in Guatemala in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

She is currently developing a new research project on indigenous, insurgent, and counter-insurgent cartographies in Guatemala during the Cold War. She is also interested in collaborative knowledge production with Maya communities.

Radhika Govinda

Dr Radhika Govinda

Radhika Govinda’s research and teaching bridge the sociology of gender, international development and South Asian studies. Her work examines questions of gender and intersectional politics in women’s movements, in development policies and practice, in everyday social relations, and in the global dynamics of knowledge production.

As a woman of colour academic from the global south who is passionate about teaching and feminism, she has a keen interest in intersectional pedagogy and decolonising feminist classrooms.

Mohini Gray

Dr Mohini Gray

Mohini Gray is an honorary Consultant Rheumatologist, Immunologist and Reader at the Centre for Inflammation Research (CIR). She is passionate about ensuring BAME students reach their full potential whilst having the best possible experience at Edinburgh University.

Together with EUSA she is setting up a BAME student mentoring scheme, which is part of the Edinburgh Diversity and Inclusion Network (EDIN) she helped to develop.

Daryl Green FSA

Daryl Green (FSA)

Daryl is the Head of Special Collections, which include rare books, photographs, manuscripts, personal papers, and the University archive.

He leads on academic engagement with the University’s cultural heritage collections and his area of academic work is in the early cultures of the book. He is also lead on the exhibition programming for the University’s Main Library gallery and future online exhibitions.

Lauren Hall-Lew

Lauren Hall-Lew

Lauren Hall-Lew is a Reader in Linguistics and English Language in the School of PPLS.

She is a sociolinguist, studying the relationship between language and society.

Lauren is the lead researcher of the Lothian Lockdown project.

Emma Hill

Dr Emma Hill

Emma Hil is a Research Fellow in Sociology at the University of Edinburgh. She gained her PhD from Heriot-Watt University in 2017. Her doctoral thesis, entitled Somali Voices in Scotland: Who Speaks? Who Listens? was awarded the MacFarlane Prize for outstanding contribution to research.

She is currently part of the research team for the cross-European JPI Urban/Horizon 2020 GLIMER (Governance and Local Integration of Migrants and Europe’s Refugees) Project and is an Associate Editor for Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power Journal.

Dr Sarah Hill

Sarah’s teaching and research focus on health inequalities and the social determinants of health, drawing on intersectional and political economy perspectives to examine the social and structural drivers of unequal access to health-promoting resources.

She has a particular interest in health disparities relating to race/ethnicity/Indigenous status and has worked on these issues in New Zealand, the US and the UK.

Sophia Hoffinger

Sophia Hoffinger

Sophia Hoffinger is a PhD student in the Social Anthropology Department. Her doctoral research explores ethnographic articulations of and claims to justice, responsibility, and rights within the contested field of anti-colonial and anti-racist Palestine solidarity activism in Germany. Key questions that inspire her research revolve around the construction of memory politics, White Germanness, as well as the politics of speech, judgment, and space.

She is currently the co-producer of RACE.ED’s podcast ‘Undersong: Race and Conversations Other-wise’.

Hannah Holtschneider

Hannah Holtschneider

Hannah is Senior Lecturer in Jewish Studies. Her work focuses on 20th century Jewish history, particularly the Holocaust and its aftermath; she also works on Jewish migration and transnationalism. She has written on the representation of Jews in religious texts and in museums and on Scottish Jewish history as transnational history.

Her current research explores the relevance of personal archives of Jewish refugees for Holocaust historiography. She is co-editor of the journal Holocaust Studies: A Journal of Culture and History published by Taylor & Francis.

Lindsey Horner

Dr Lindsey Horner

Lindsey Horner is a lecturer in Education and Development at Moray House School of Education and Sport.

She works across a number of related topics including peacebuilding education, post-development theory and initiatives and participatory research. The foundation and motivation behind all of her research is a commitment to social justice and epistemic justice.

Hephzibah Israel

Hephzibah Israel

Hephzibah’s research explores the cultural history of South Asia, focusing on the politics of translation in literary, language and religious contexts. She has researched the effects of the encounter of different conceptualisations, practices and functions of translation in colonial and contemporary South Asia. She has held an AHRC grant to study autobiographical narratives of conversion in India. Focusing on translation offers her a productive framework within which to examine and challenge reconfigurations of racial, social and religious identities.

She is passionate about developing critical thinking in her students in these areas. Her teaching at the postgraduate level on postcolonial translation reflects this. She currently holds a British Academy grant to run early career research development workshops in India.

Roger Jeffery

Prof Roger Jeffery

Roger Jeffery is a Professor  of Sociology of South Asia, in the School of Social and Political Science. After conducting field and policy research in South Asia for many years he now spends some of his time on researching the history of Edinburgh.

His recent research has been on the city’s role in the British Empire in India, and the effects of the relationships forged between the 1750s and the present day on contemporary Edinburgh and its major institutions.

Chisomo Kalinga

Dr Chisomo Kalinga

Chisomo Kalinga (PhD) is a Wellcome-funded medical humanities postdoctoral at the department of Social Anthropology, University of Edinburgh. Her current project examines literary traditions and health narratives in Malawi and its border countries.

She is collaborating with the Art and Global Health Centre Africa and the University of Malawi to launch the first medical humanities programmes and a network for Malawiana studies.

Dr Kristina Konstantoni

Dr Kristina Konstantoni

Kristina is a Senior Lecturer (from August 2020) in Childhood Studies,  Centre for Education for Racial Equality in Scotland and member of the Childhood & Youth Studies Research Group at the University of Edinburgh.

Her research interests are linked to: children’s rights and inequalities in times of the double humanitarian crises of austerity and the refugee crises; children’s human rights in informal learning public play spaces like community and business play-cafés; children and young people’s human rights and participation in research, practice and policy-making and intersecting childhood inequalities and social justice pedagogies.

Dr Marlies Kustatscher

Dr Marlies Kustatscher

Her research focuses on children and young people’s experiences of intersecting inequalities (race, class, gender, ethnicity, age); interdisciplinary, arts-based approaches to activism and social change; and children and young people’s human rights and participation in research, practice and policy-making.

She is using qualitative methods, including participatory action research, ethnographic research and arts-based approaches.

Dr Daniel Kyereko

Dr Daniel Kyereko

Daniel is a recipient of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Postdoctoral Research fellowship currently working with the Institute for Education, Community and Society (IECS).

His research interests include immigrant education, multiculturalism from an African perspective, Marginalization and migrant integration and Social Justice and Inclusion.

Dr Jingyi Li

Dr Jingyi Li

Jingyi is a Senior Teaching Fellow and Programme Director for MSc Education (All Pathways) in the Moray House School of Education. She is teaching, and course organising the Curriculum: Context, Change and Development, and has taught courses relating to education policy, comparative and international education. She also actively work with the ethnic minority community in Scotland to promote heritage languages.

Her research interest lies in curriculum studies, citizenship education and international education policy development. She is currently engaged in a project exploring the experience of BAME children and families in education in Scotland.

Giulia Liberatore

Dr Giulia Liberatore

Giulia Liberatore is Lecturer at Sociology and Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies and an Academic Lead on the Muslims in Europe research theme at the Alwaleed Centre.

She is currently working on a research project on multi-religious encounters in Palermo, Sicily. She has written a book entitled, Somali, Muslim, British: Striving in Securitized Britain (2017) which chronicles the aspirations of different generations of Somali women as they respond to publicly charged questions of what it means to be Muslim, Somali, and British.

Rrashné Limki

Dr Rashné Limki

Rashné is lecturer of Work and Organisation Studies. academic thinking and writing focuses mainly on the ethics and politics of work in a global context.

In particular, Rashné is interested in the role of difference (primarily, race and gender) in the emergence and distribution of new forms of work. More recently, thinking about the eugenicist underpinnings of discourses on technology.

Sarah Liu

Dr Sarah Liu

Currently a Lecturer in Gender and Politics at the  School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh , Dr Sarah Liu’s research focuses on the cross-national comparison of gender and politics, specifically the ways contexts shape the gender gap in political attitudes and activities.

She has published in leading social science journals and contributes to and appears on national and international media regularly to engage the wider public.

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