Centre for Research in Race and Rights (C3R)
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C3R contributes to race and rights teaching, at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as in the wider community. 

Our members teach undergraduate modules and supervise postgraduates in multiple departments.

Our recent community-based or schools-based teaching includes a session at the True Colours Black Lives Matter course, a day on Rosa Parks and the Civil Rights Movement, study sessions at Nottingham Contemporary and workshops at the New Art Exchange. 


Race and rights: related study




We have an active postgraduate community of Masters and PhD students who work on a range of race/rights topics and we welcome enquiries from potential postgraduates in any area of this field. 

Our postgraduates design and deliver their own outreach, engagement and impact projects, and we host a monthly Race and Rights reading group for postgraduate students and early career scholars. Two of C3R’s directors are postgraduates and we rely on this leadership to guide our work with the larger Race and Rights postgraduate community.

Our postgraduate Race and Rights community is also part of the wider Rights and Justice Postgraduate Network, attached to the university Research Priority Area in Rights and Justice. It is linked with the Midlands4Cities-AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership

We have just launched a new Black Studies PhD, with our partner Lehigh University’s Africana Studies. 

Midlands4Cities DTP

The Midlands4Cities DTP is a collaboration between the universities of Birmingham, Birmingham City, Warwick, Coventry, De Montfort, Leicester, Nottingham Trent and Nottingham.

It supports the personal and professional development of the next generation of arts and humanities doctoral researchers. Studentships are available to UK/EU students.

Sample supervision areas and funding

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C3R offers a flagship level-2 module on African American History and Culture in the Department of American and Canadian Studies, and its members lead a number of modules on Race and Rights topics. The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislative changes. This list is an example of typical modules that we offer, not a definitive list.

  • M13123 International Politics of Race
  • M12101 Social and Global Justice
  • M13200 The Politics of Ethnic Conflict
  • M34166 Minorities and International Human Rights Law
  • Q42140 Immigration and Ethnicity in the United States
  • Q43027 'Ethnic' and New Immigrant Writing
  • Q43142 African American Visual Culture
  • Q43313 Latino Cultures
  • Q43026 Recent Queer Writing
  • Q44339 Engaging Minds: Outreach in the Classroom
  • Q33389 Representing Slavery
  • R43261 Brazilian Slave Society
  • L34662 Human Rights and Critical Modern Slavery
  • L34577Researching Global Citizenship, Identities and Human Rights
  • AA33PC Public Cultures: Protest, Participation and Power
  • V14581 Empires and Imperialisms: from the age of exploration to decolonisation
  • V12267 Race, Rights and Propaganda: The Politics of Race and Identity in the Cold War Era
  • V12291Liberating Africa: Decolonisation, Development and the Cold War 1919-1994
  • V13192The British Slave Trade and Abolition, c1600-180
  • 7V44456 Visualising Conflict

Centre for Research in Race and Rights (C3R)

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD