Black Feminism Seminar Series: “the work is harder but it is still the same”

Critical Race and Ethnicities Network (CREN) will be hosting 3 seminars (in May, June and July) to signal the end of CREN. Each seminar will be from 14:00 - 17:00, and will be held at the University of Sheffield. The seminar series references the work of the Combahee River Collective and the statement made by the Black … Continue reading Black Feminism Seminar Series: “the work is harder but it is still the same”

BCU Black Feminisms Event: Citizenship and Rights

This talk was given on 18th March 2017 during the "Black Feminism, Belonging and the Nation" Conference at Birmingham City University. Thank you for inviting me to speak at this event, and to engage in what have already been several productive (and compassionate) discussions regarding Black feminisms, belonging and the nation. Although our panel is … Continue reading BCU Black Feminisms Event: Citizenship and Rights

‘Getting Comfortable to feel at home’ – article published

I am proud that my article on the potential within understanding how Black Muslim women get comfortable to feel at home has been published by Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal for Feminist Geography. To access the article, please click here. Abstract This article explores the role of comfort as an affective encounter across bodies, … Continue reading ‘Getting Comfortable to feel at home’ – article published

Update: CREN book on anti-racist scholarship and activism

The deadline for abstracts for the CREN edited collection on new directions in anti-racist scholarship and activism is 01 Feb 2017. As our original call noted, the focus of the book will be on how we as anti-racist might respond to the events of 2016, namely, Brexit and the election of Trump. Following discussions between the … Continue reading Update: CREN book on anti-racist scholarship and activism

Call for CREN Chapter Proposals: New Directions in Anti-Racist Scholarship and Activism

From Britain voting to leave the European Union, to the U.S. electing Donald Trump as President, 2016 has been a year of political upheaval and irreversible change. Whilst the Brexit and Trump votes took many by surprise, including pollsters and anti-racists, the similarities between the two campaigns make it difficult to view them in isolation … Continue reading Call for CREN Chapter Proposals: New Directions in Anti-Racist Scholarship and Activism

Is feminism a white movement?

Talk given on 30th July 2016 at Living Islam Festival This conversation has to begin by discussing the way hijabis and niqabis as ‘Visibly Muslim’ women have become central objects of Islamophobic language and action. There is a particularly frustrating white feminist desire to “unveil” and “free” the Muslim woman. Other than the weapons of … Continue reading Is feminism a white movement?

The Meanings of Black History in Britain and Beyond, 17th November 2016

Looking forward to speaking about the meanings of Black History in Britain as part of a roundtable discussion hosted by the Birmingham Research Institute for History and Cultures (BRIHC). I will be speaking about the ways in which Black studies (or more specifically, understandings of Blackness) need to encompass Black Muslim bodies. I've been interested by some … Continue reading The Meanings of Black History in Britain and Beyond, 17th November 2016

Race and Higher Education Learning Toolkit

In May, I was fortunate to sit on a panel of early career researchers  organised by Jason Arday that was looking to provide critical interventions to the question: "Dismantling Racial Inequality in Higher Education: What Next?" Following these conversations, Leeds Beckett University put together video clips of each of our talks with the plan of … Continue reading Race and Higher Education Learning Toolkit

CREN Conference, 21st October 2016

I'm looking forward to participating in the 2nd CREN Conference with Remi Joseph-Salisbury! We will be presenting a paper that has felt necessary to write as it speaks so directly to our experiences as racialised academics. We're attempting to understanding how we negotiate racial micro-aggressions within these institutions that are positioned as "legitimate" spaces of knowledge … Continue reading CREN Conference, 21st October 2016