Dr Karen Salt

Dr Karen Salt
American and Canadian Studies, Faculty of Arts
0115 84 86459

Expertise summary

Dr Salt directs the Centre for Research in Race and Rights at the University of Nottingham. She is an expert on sovereignty, race, collective activism and systems of governance.

Dr Salt leads and collaborates on a number of research projects, including the Arts Council England funded project, The Bigger Picture, where she acts as the Research Lead and an Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project, Geographies of Black Protest, dedicated to preserving the histories and materiality of black protest cultures around the world.

She is an active grant reviewer and recently began a 3-year appointment as a member of the Arts & Humanities Research Council Advisory Board. AHRC’s 14-member Advisory Board is made up of senior academics and sector leaders from across the UK. This group advises the AHRC Council and Executive on the development and implementation of strategic approaches to funding which reflect the challenges and opportunities arising for arts and humanities research and those that engage with it.

Salt remains a national leader, consultant and collaborator on a number of cross-sector initiatives on social justice, racial equity and inclusion. 

Topics for news stories: The History of Race Racial Politics Haiti and Caribbean Cultures Activism Social Justice Equality and Diversity Minority Cultures in the UK Community Trust.

Dr Salt has appeared on BBC World Service, BBC Newshour Extra, BBC Radio 4's In Our Time (twice), Sky News, and BBC Radio Nottingham. She is interested in external consultancy and research collaboration opportunities.


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