Dr. Karen Salt joins the Centre and the University of Nottingham
C3R is thrilled to welcome Dr. Karen Salt to its leadership team. Karen joins us from the University of Aberdeen. She brings with her several exciting research projects and years of important experience in impact, knowledge exchange, and international and local partnership-building. Karen is a scholar of race, sovereignty, power and politics, and looks in particular at how those issues intersect in the Caribbean and African diaspora. She works closely with government agencies, local authorities, charities and activists on a whole range of issues that impact black communities, and is an active national speaker on race and politics. A long-time friend to C3R, she spoke at our October Dialogues 2016, was part of our recent workshop with Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza, and will head up our new PhD degree in Black Studies. The C3R community had the chance to welcome Karen at our annual reception last week (pictured), where she presented prizes and certificates to the children who won our annual Black History Month art competition.
Karen comments: "I am immensely excited to join C3R and immerse myself in the vibrant community of Nottingham. Going forward, I hope to strengthen our community ties--as well as continue to place questions and concerns about race and rights at the forefront of political and social considerations of life in the UK and in other regions around the world. I believe that C3R's commitment to service and cooperation with the community is a model for engaged scholarship that places people--and their needs--at its centre. It is a privilege to join the team and to work with the many community groups striving to make Nottingham a just and equitable home for all."
You can watch Karen in this video of a recent talk, and read about her thoughts on leadership here.
We are looking forward to the whole C3R community getting to know her over the coming months. Welcome, Karen!
Posted on Tuesday 7th June 2016