Updates & blogs

When writing public-facing policy-related reports, it is pro forma that the author(s) put forward a series of recommendations. Most of the time, writing recommendations is a data-/evidence-led process.

Boxing fans and pundits might be familiar with the term 'undisputed' champion. Reserved mainly for boxers, the 'undisputed' champion is seen as the unquestioned champion of (mainly his) weight division. To achieve this status, he must become champion of the various worldwide boxing organisations.

It is now six months since we first launched RACE.ED as a collective endeavour, and during this short time the network has striven to bring visibility to topics of race, racialization and decolonial studies at The University of Edinburgh.

'First, I'll need tenure. And a big research grant. Also access to a lab and five graduate students — at least three of them Chinese.' - Professor Ogden Wernstrom, Physicist

What is the extent of antisemitism in the Labour Party? For some of Jeremy Corbyn’s fiercest critics, antisemitism became 'firmly embedded in the party’s DNA' under his watch. Yet according to the former leader, the extent of the problem has been ‘exaggerated’.

For the past 20 years, I have collaborated with a variety of communities on social justice issues through artistic expression. I coined the term artstories, to describe these collaborative interventions.

This post was originally published by The Scotsman – Blog post by Dr Gwenetta Curry, Lecturer of Race, Ethnicity and Health, University of Edinburgh, UK Black people are 2.7 times as …

This cross-posted DSA Development Study Group launch event discussed the retrospects and prospects of decolonising development studies. It was interested in imagining what a decolonial agenda in Development Studies could look like and what interventions are needed in practice.

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.

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’.

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?

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