Institute for the Study of Slavery

ISOS to host a panel discussion with black academics

An event poster with the wording - ISOS Panel Discusssion: Experiences of black academics in the UK higher education system. Five black academics from a range of scholarly disciplines (including history, economics, political science, and anthropology) wil

The Institute for the Study of Slavery (ISOS) and Department of History Research Fellow, Dr James Dawkins will be hosting a virtual panel discussion on the experiences of black academics in the UK, next week.

A panel of five Black academics from a range of scholarly disciplines will discuss their personal experiences of learning and working at universities across the UK. More specifically, they will engage in a dialogue concerning their encounters with Black-centred research agendas, teaching and issues relating to the wider operation of universities. The speakers will also deliberate the types of changes that are most likely to create a more supportive environment in which Black members of staff and students can thrive.

Panel members:

Dr. James Dawkins (Chair of the Panel Discussion and Research Fellow, University of Nottingham)
Dr. Jonathan Ashong-Lamptey (Founder & Managing Director of Element of Inclusion)
Dr. Meleisa Ono-George (Associate Professor and Director of Student Experience, University of Warwick)
Toyin Agbetu (Founder of Ligali, PhD Research Candidate, University College London)
Lisa Robinson (Director of Bright Ideas, PhD Research Candidate, University of Nottingham)

All are welcome and admission is free. Book your place via Eventbrite here.

Posted on Monday 7th September 2020

Institute for the Study of Slavery

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD