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TitleFirst NameLast NameDeptHEISummary of Research InterestsWebpageEmail
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ProfDominicAbramsSchool of PsychologyKentEquality and human rights, prejudice, discrimination, social attitudes and social change across the life course. Social and developmental psychology and gerontology. https://www.kent.ac.uk/psychology/people/212/www.kent.ac.uk/psychology/people/212/abrams-dominicd.abrams@kent.ac.uk
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DrBarbaraAdewumiPartnership Development OfficeKentCritical Race Theory (CRT) ‘storytelling’ (qualitative method) as a process analyse interpretations of race and belonging among University of Kent students. Specialist interest in P.Bourdieu’s theory and application of social and cultural capital in education, and extending his ideas of cultural capital in relation to race and ethnicity. BAME Staff Network Co-Chair. Participant in Eastern Arc webinar and podcast on decolonising the curriculumhttps://www.kent.ac.uk/studentsuccess/team/profiles/central-project-team/adewumi-b.htmlB.Adewumi-282@kent.ac.uk
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DrCaraBookerInstitute for Social and Economic ResearchEssexSocial epidemiologist with strong interest in underlying issues of systemic racismhttps://www.essex.ac.uk/people/BOOKE67605/cara-bookercbooker@essex.ac.uk
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DrMagdaBorokowskaInstitute for Social and Economic ResearchEssexEthnic minorities, political behaviour, civil society and integration.https://www.essex.ac.uk/people/borko71601/magda-borkowskam.borkowska@essex.ac.uk
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DrSallyBurrowsDepartment of Government/School of Health and Social CareEssexEqualities and inclusion, and access to health and care. https://www.essex.ac.uk/people/smith51676/sally-burrowssally.burrows@essex.ac.uk
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DrNeliDemirevaDepartment of SociologyEssexMigration, inter-ethnic ties, social cohesion, ethnic penalties and multiculturalism. https://www.essex.ac.uk/people/demir19100/neli-demirevanvdem@essex.ac.uk
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SamiraDiebire Undergraduate student who worked with fellow students at Essex to organise a webinar series looking at specific issues of decolonising the curriculum, but also in how the university is governed. Participant in Eastern Arc webinar and podcast on decolonising the curriculumsd18489@essex.ac.uk
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DrEmilyDolmansSchool of Literature, Drama and Creative WritingUEAmultilingualism, historiography, material culture, and the relationships between literature and cultural geography, especially borders and boundaries, displacement, migration, travel, intercultural contact and exchange, national/regional/local identities, and conceptions of home.https://people.uea.ac.uk/e_dolmanse.dolmans@uea.ac.uk
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DrWinifredEbohSchool of Health and Social CareEssexResearch and Evidence-based practice, genetics related to the haemoglobinopathies, namely sickle cell and thalassaemia and disparities in health amongst marginalised communities. Current chair of working group on racism within the school. https://www.essex.ac.uk/people/EBOHW14103/winifred-ebohw.eboh@essex.ac.uk
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ProfJacquelineFear-SegalSchool of Art, Media and American StudiesUEANative American History, mainly Native American History, but has also written on twentieth century American social history and the history of childhood.https://research-portal.uea.ac.uk/en/persons/jacqueline-fear-segalJ.Fear-segal@uea.ac.uk
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ProfMaria CristinaFumagalliDepartment of Literature Film and Theatre Studies (LiFTS)EssexCaribbean migration, migration and denationalisation issues in Haiti and the Dominican Republichttps://www.essex.ac.uk/people/fumag44408/maria-cristina-fumagallimcfuma@essex.ac.uk
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DrDavidGarbinSchool of Social Policy, Sociology and Social ResearchKentMigration, diaspora and transnationalism, Religion among minorities and diasporas, Religion and the city, Globalisation, urbanisation and development, South Asian diasporas and new African diasporas in Europe and North America, Politics of identity and ethnicity, Space, exclusion and urban processes, Youth and popular culture in urban settings.https://www.kent.ac.uk/social-policy-sociology-social-research/people/1579/garbin-davidd.garbin@kent.ac.uk
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DrNicolasGeeraertDepartment of PsychologyEssexAcculturation, cross-cultural psychology, and social psychology.https://www.essex.ac.uk/people/geera58603/nicolas-geeraertgeeraert@essex.ac.uk
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DrHannahGibsonDepartment of Language and LinguisticsEssexWorks primarily on African languages. She has an interest in language and identity, as well as the relationship between linguistics and social justice. Participant in Eastern Arc webinar and podcast on decolonising the curriculumhttps://www.essex.ac.uk/people/gibso06307/hannah-gibsonh.gibson@essex.ac.uk
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DrCarlosGigoux GramegnaDepartment of SociologyEssexImpact of migration for indigenous peoples, and the role of social movements in advancing migrants and refugees rights.https://www.essex.ac.uk/people/gigou62605/carlos-gigoux-gramegnacgigou@essex.ac.uk
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DrClaireHynesSchool of Literature, Drama and Creative WritingUEALecturer in Literature and Creative Writing at UEA. Her fiction and non-fiction writing explores black British identities, and she has previously worked as a news editor for The Voice newspaper, a writer for national newspapers and a BBC television producer. She is currently leading and implementing on decolonising the curriculum within her School, including the creation of a BIPOC student ambassador scheme. Participant in Eastern Arc webinar and podcast on decolonising the curriculumhttps://people.uea.ac.uk/claire_hynesclaire.hynes@uea.ac.uk
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DrVanishaJassalSchool of Social Policy, Sociology and Social ResearchKentChild protection practice and has developed research interests in direct work with children and young people and how we can better understand their wishes and feelings. She is also interested in investigating inequalities and social disadvantage in child welfare and interventions and services for children and families from ethnic minority communities. BAME Staff Network Co-Chair.https://www.kent.ac.uk/social-policy-sociology-social-research/people/1969/jassal-vanishav.jassal@kent.ac.uk
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DrShraiyaJivrajKent Law SchoolKentRace, Religion & Law; Intersectionality & Decolonial Studies; Public Law; Human Rights & Equalities Law & Policy; Muslim feminisms. Instigated the decolonising the curriculum project in KLS, leading to the Decolonise UKC manifesto.https://www.kent.ac.uk/law/people/1238/jivraj-suhraiyas.jivraj@kent.ac.uk
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DrMarieJuanchichDepartment of PsychologyEssexInterests include reducing discrimination and increasing diversity.https://www.essex.ac.uk/people/juanc47305/marie-juanchichm.juanchich@essex.ac.uk
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DrSeanKelleyDepartment of HistoryEssexTransatlantic slave trade, Africans in the Americas, transnational mercantile networks and connections, global and transnational approaches to historyhttps://www.essex.ac.uk/people/kelle34600/sean-kelleyskelley@essex.ac.uk
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DrAmandaKlekowski von KoppenfelsBrussels School of International StudiesKentCitizenship, both formal and substantive, and the engagement of migrants with their home country and their host country. She examines the interaction of identity, transnational engagement and integration.https://www.kent.ac.uk/brussels/people/2612/www.kent.ac.uk/brussels/people/2612/von-koppenfels-amanda-klekowskia.k.von-koppenfels@kent.ac.uk
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DrVeronicaLamarcheDepartment of PsychologyEssexGenerally interested in tackling racism across research, teaching, and personal/professional experience. I have recently led departmental focus groups with on decolonising the curriculum, and workshops for staff on attending to diversity and inclusion in the classroom.https://www.essex.ac.uk/people/lamar82704/veronica-lamarchev.lamarche@essex.ac.uk
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DrCarolineLeichtKent Business SchoolKentHer research takes into account how workplace decisions, perceptions and judgements are affected by social psychological processes (e.g. stereotypes, implicit and explicit biases and social cognition) and are embedded in wider cultural contexts (e.g. diversity, power, roles and inequality). Carola applies this to a number of research areas such as women and minorities in leadership or the homogenous representations of organisations and professions (e.g. higher education or religion). https://www.kent.ac.uk/kent-business-school/people/2456/leicht-carolaa.c.leicht-23@kent.ac.uk
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DrZibiahLoaktharDepartment of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic StudiesEssexExperience of working in social justice and equality sectors with BAMER (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee) communities, leading arts, community development, education, heritage and oral history projectshttps://www.essex.ac.uk/people/loakt09501/zibiah-loaktharz.loakthar@essex.ac.uk
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DrReneeLuthraDepartment of SociologyEssexInternational migration, social stratification, education, and quantitative methods. Current research interests include migration and inequalities in parenting, education, work and health.https://www.essex.ac.uk/people/luthr02104/renee-luthrarrluthra@essex.ac.uk
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DrWendyMcMahonSchool of Art, Media and American StudiesUEAWide-ranging interests including postcolonial literatures. Also EARC Champion for Human Rights, Equality and Conflict.https://people.uea.ac.uk/w_mcmahonw.mcmahon@uea.ac.uk
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ProfJayMitraEssex Business SchoolEssexMigration and entrepreneurship, innovation, economic and social development; Diaspora and Transnational entrepreneurship; Migrant refugee, and settler communities in entrepreneurial spaces; Race, migration and entrepreneurship developmenthttps://www.essex.ac.uk/people/mitra41200/jay-mitrajmitra@essex.ac.uk
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ProfAnshumanMondalSchool of Literature, Drama and Creative WritingUEAPostcolonial literature and theory, nationalism, multiculturalism and the literature of diasporahttps://people.uea.ac.uk/a_mondala.mondal@uea.ac.uk
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ProfAndreasMusolffSchool of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication StudiesUEAIntercultural Communication, Cognitive Linguistics, Political Discourse Analysis, Historical Semantics and Pragmatics and the History of Applied Linguistics. My most recent work has focused on cross-cultural comparison of metaphor use, language and racism, and quotation in intercultural communication.https://people.uea.ac.uk/a_musolffa.musolff@uea.ac.uk
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DrAlita NandiInstitute for Social and Economic ResearchEssexEthnicity and gender, specifically differences in subjective wellbeing (e.g., life satisfaction, mental health) as well as economic wellbeing (e.g., income, wages). In addition: (i) in the formation, measurement and impact of identity on life outcomes, (ii) causes and consequences of harassment and discrimination, (iii) in measurement of institutional characteristics in developing countries and exploring their effects.https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/people/anandianandi@essex.ac.uk
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DrBridgetNg’ anduSchool of Social Policy, Sociology and Social ResearchKentWorking with children and families, specifically issues around child sexual exploitation and race, safeguarding and unaccompanied asylum seekers, social work activism, alternative ways of social work practice, social work diversity and international social work practice. BAME Staff Network Co-Chair.https://www.kent.ac.uk/social-policy-sociology-social-research/people/1951/ng-andu-bridgetb.ng'andu@kent.ac.uk
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DrTomParkinsonUnit for the Enhancement of Learning and TeachingKentGlobal disparities in access to opportunity and resources in higher education, and in the relationship between higher education, society, the individual and the state. https://www.kent.ac.uk/uelt/staff/apt/profiles/Centre%20Staff/tparkinson2.html T.Parkinson@kent.ac.uk
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Dr SwetaRajan-RankinSchool of Social Policy, Sociology and Social ResearchKentSociology of race and ethnicity, and in particular: Globalization, transnationality, embodiment and worker identity; Social work, embodiment and social location; Ageing, racialized bodies, ethnicity and diasporic imaginaries.https://www.kent.ac.uk/social-policy-sociology-social-research/people/1953/www.kent.ac.uk/social-policy-sociology-social-research/people/1953/rajan-rankin-swetas.rajan-rankin@kent.ac.uk
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DrGinaReinhardtDepartment of GovernmentEssexPolitical economy of foreign aid, economic and social development, and the political and policy implications of disasters.
She has studied race, trust, and migration; the construction of trust by the media across levels of government; and how the allocation of foreign aid conditions its performance effectiveness.
https://www.essex.ac.uk/people/reinh47500/gina-reinhardtgina.reinhardt@essex.ac.uk
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DrJonathanRock RokemAnthropology and ConservationKentRapid urbanisation and rising global inequalities; Geopolitics and international migration; Barriers to urban mobility and diversity; cities, climate change and conservation
https://www.kent.ac.uk/anthropology-conservation/people/1914/www.kent.ac.uk/anthropology-conservation/people/1914/rock-rokem-jonathan
j.rock@kent.ac.uk
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DrCamillaSchofieldSchool of HistoryUEAThe politics of memory, histories of immigration, the impact of decolonisation and international development, transnational race politics and ideas of citizenship and the nation in postwar Britain.https://people.uea.ac.uk/camilla_schofieldcamilla.schofield@uea.ac.uk
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ProfJoannaSemlynNorwich Medical School UEAInterdisciplinary research focuses on health inequalities and health disparities in sexual and gender minority populations (LGBTQ+) and ethnic minorities. Norwich Medical School’s Lead for Diversity and Inclusion.https://people.uea.ac.uk/j_semlyenj.semlyen@uea.ac.uk
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DrNikhilSenguptaSchool of PsychologyKenthttps://www.kent.ac.uk/psychology/people/1920/sengupta-nikhilN.Sengupta@kent.ac.uk
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ProfMiriSongSchool of Social Policy, Sociology and Social ResearchKentResearch interests include ethnic identity, ‘race’ and ‘mixed race’, racisms, migration (in its many forms) and immigrant adaptation.https://www.kent.ac.uk/social-policy-sociology-social-research/people/1537/song-miria.m.song@kent.ac.uk
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ProfEwenSpeedSchool of Health and Social CareEssexInterests in health policy, particularly in the context of the NHS. He is also interested in critical approaches to understanding engagement and involvement in healthcare, and is working on Roma, Gypsy and Traveller access to healthcare.https://www.essex.ac.uk/people/speed44207/ewen-speedesspeed@essex.ac.uk
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ProfDavidStirrupSchool of EnglishKentIndigenous Studies; Native North American literature and visual art; Indigenous mobilities; Cultural Rhetorics; Alternative Literacies; Border Studies; Settler Colonial and Postcolonial Studies; The Canada-US Border; Indigeneity and the Far Right; Indigeneity and the UN; Contemporary African American and Black Canadian writing; American Literature of the 20th and 21st centuries. https://www.kent.ac.uk/english/people/115/stirrup-davidd.f.stirrup@kent.ac.uk
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DrBeckyTaylorSchool of HistoryUEAMinorities, migration and the state, including Gypsies, Roma and Travellers. Contributes directly to histories of state expansion, migration, ideologies and violence as well as histories of empire, xenophobia and identity.https://people.uea.ac.uk/b_taylorb.taylor@uea.ac.uk
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DaveThomasSchool of Sports and Exercise SciencesKentWorks on the Student Success Project. The project conducts research on inequalities in academic attainment and subsequently institute interventions to mitigate and redress attainment differentials. BAME Staff Network Co-Chair.https://www.kent.ac.uk/studentsuccess/team/profiles/project-officers/sports/thomas-d.htmlD.S.P.Thomas@kent.ac.uk
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DrMatthewWhittleSchool of EnglishKentPostcolonial and global literatures, with special emphasis on the climate emergency, extinction, decolonisation and migration.https://www.kent.ac.uk/english/people/120/www.kent.ac.uk/english/people/120/whittle-matthewm.whittle@kent.ac.uk
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