Centre for Research in Race and Rights (C3R)

An interdisciplinary approach to equality and social justice

We are a leading centre for the study of race and rights, with a focus on global public engagement that challenges all forms of racism, discrimination and human rights violation. Offering an innovative and vibrant base for collaboration between staff, undergraduates, postgraduates, visiting scholars and external partners, we provide policy-relevant research on race and rights, and intervene in national and international debates on social justice, freedom, ethnicity, tolerance, respect, and citizenship.



The Centre for Research in Race and Rights (C3R) brings together expertise from across the University of Nottingham, as well as the expertise of our academic collaborators from around the world and of our local, national and international knowledge exchange partners.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Contemporary and historic slavery
  • Race and rights in the US South
  • The Civil Rights Movement, including in transatlantic contexts
  • Black studies, including music and art
  • Critical whiteness
  • LGBT studies
  • Women's rights
  • Labour rights and histories
  • Latino studies
  • Asian American studies
  • Indigenous rights
  • 1960s social movements
  • Counter-culture
  • Immigration

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Centre for Research in Race and Rights (C3R)

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD