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!
I'm really excited to contribute to Cut From The Same Cloth, an edited collection that centres the voices of British Muslim women and speaks of our hopes, fears, angers and joys. Recently, Channel 4 made the (unsurprising) decision to run a programme called My Week As a Muslim, where they took an 'ordinary' white woman (cos lord … Continue reading Writing our own stories: Cut From the Same Cloth
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
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
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?