Department of Music

Dr Hannah Robbins appointed as Director of Black Studies

We're thrilled to share the news that Dr Hannah Robbins, Department of Music, has been appointed as the University of Nottingham's Director of Black Studies

She has shared the following statement about her appointment: 

'I'm delighted to have been appointed as the Director of Black Studies.

As a person of Black heritage, an early career academic focusing on intersections of Blackness and power in musical theatre history, and a "scholar-activist", I hope to offer a balance of academic and equality, diversity and inclusion expertise in taking up the post for the next three years. It is both an exciting and challenging time to start this role.

My first concern is to support the emotional and intellectual wellbeing of everyone already associated with the programme. I aim to build on the brilliant foundational work of Dr Karen Salt to help nurture and develop Black Studies research at the University of Nottingham, including contributing from my own interdisciplinary standpoint from the Department of Music.

Working with our current PhD cohort and other researchers and academic communities across the UK, I hope to extend a safe and positive environment for postgraduate researchers on ours and sister programmes across the discipline. I will be especially focused on looking at local and wider measures to empower and uplift students from communities that are frequently marginalised to join our community here at Nottingham.'

Posted on Friday 23rd October 2020

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