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

Why I love Beyoncé’s Lemonade

Prepared as part of Sheffield Black History Month, 7th October 2016, Sheffield Hallam University.. I need to begin with Evelyn from the Internets clip on Lemonade because it summarises why I and so many Black women fell in love with Beyoncé’s visual album. I find it incredibly difficult to write this presentation since I can and have spent … Continue reading Why I love Beyoncé’s Lemonade