Updates & blogs

In this new curation of living images drawn by the artist Paola Rozo, and marking a collaboration with members of the RACE.ED network, we share narrated visual accounts centering on collective and creative pedagogies, as a set of both existing practices and possibilities.

Population Geographers have a longstanding interest in ethnicity, and an equally longstanding frustration with data limitations. Nissa Finney introduces the new Evidence for Equality National Survey that will change the data landscape on ethnic and religious minorities.

UncoverED started in September 2018 as a “collaborative decolonial project” researching the centuries-long, unacknowledged history of African, Asian and Caribbean students at the University of Edinburgh.

The University of Edinburgh and the National Library of Scotland are seeking a doctoral student for an AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral Award, “Slavery and Race in the Encyclopaedia Britannica (1768-1860): A Text Mining Approach”.

White HBCU students

In this current moment where so many white individuals are contending with the implications of their racial privilege in the wake of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, it is important to understand the nuances of white identities.

In his recent article for Field Notes, Charlie Post insists on the need to think racism and capitalism together but is keen to move the discussion “beyond racial capitalism” perspectives because of disagreements about the spatial and temporal origins of racism, and about the explanation those perspectives offer for the reproduction of racism in capitalist societies.

The academic year was drawing to a close. We were graduate students of global health at the time and some of us were about to embark on international placements with foreign organizations, most of them low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

How can something so morally unjust sit comfortably as normalised social outcomes in Britain, despite successive governments wielding the means to address it? This is at heart the question that motivates researchers, activists and minoritized groups who continually identify the drivers of racial inequalities, and whom are long accustomed with the obfuscation that stymie change.

How is history written and by whom? These are questions that have been raised with frequency across the decolonising movement and in particular, by the Cadaan Studies movement, which has focused on knowledge production relating to Somali people.

The illusion of Britain as a post-racial society, or at least a multi-cultural society at ease with racial mixing and mixedness that the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle conjured up, has been wiped aside by the couple’s revelation of the racism they had faced within the royal family, including questioning about the potential skin colour of their first born.

This month's newsletter covers welcoming our new Associate Directors, a new episode of our podcast, recent blogs, upcoming events, fellowships and studentships, call for papers, updates from the network and congratulations to RACE.ED members.

Black and minority ethnic (BME) teachers in the Scottish teacher workforce are severely under-represented (Scottish Government, 2018). At the same time, the few BME teachers who are working in educational institutions face challenges as they navigate their workplace and integrate with the majority White teaching population.