In my latest article, I work through my tension with being asked to explain the need to decentre whiteness to those who consistently use feminism (and intersectionality) to maintain logics of white supremacy.
In October 2017, I submitted the final corrections for my PhD on the clothing practices of Black Muslim women in Britain: it can now be accessed here. Acknowledgements There are so many people who have helped me to develop a space from which this thesis could be written. I’m sure to miss out on some … Continue reading PhD Thesis available online
I wanted to post information about the panels I'm presenting/organising at the RGS-IBG Conference happening in London, 28 - 30 August 2019. Hope to see some of you there! Wednesday 28th August Resistance in the Master's House: Researching race in troubling times (panels I & II) 14:40 - 18:30, RGS-IBG Education Centre (double session) Co-organised … Continue reading Presenting at RGS-IBG Conference 2019
I am excited to announce that my latest article "Throwing our bodies against the white background of academia" has been published by Area as part of their Ethics feature. This paper addresses the difficulty of conducting research about non‐white racialised persons while working within predominantly white academic institutions. The thinking behind this paper can be traced back … Continue reading ‘Throwing our bodies against a white background’: Article published
Call for Papers: Seminar at RGS-IBG Conference (London, 27th-30th August 2019) Resistance in the Master’s House: Researching race in troubling times Session Convenors: Shereen Fernandez (QMUL) & Azeezat Johnson (QMUL) Sponsored by: Race, Culture and Equality Working Group (RACE) The proposed session works from Audre Lorde’s (1984) warning against using the Master’s tools to dismantle … Continue reading Call for papers: Panel at RGS-IBG Conference 2019
On Saturday 10th November, we (Remi Joseph-Salisbury, Beth Kamunge and I) had a launch event for our new edited collection, The Fire Now: anti-racist scholarship in times of explicit racial violence. We got to hear from some of the contributors to this book, as well as engage in a discussion with Lowkey and Professor Akwugo Emejulu … Continue reading The Fire Now is out!
This is an edited version of a talk given at the Inclusive Mosque Initiative's "Raise Your Gaze" event on 16th September 2017. I’m going to use Black feminism to talk about how we can better care for and centre the needs of those that we ignore or push to the sidelines of society. I … Continue reading Centring Black Muslims and Black Feminism: On Anti-Blackness (again!)
This is an edited version of the introduction given by Azeezat Johnson for the last CREN Black Feminism series event on Tuesday 18th July 2017. I am really proud and a little bit sad to welcome you… Source: Ending CREN and moving forward with racial justice
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”
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