Professor Kalwant Bhopal - Competing inequalities: gender, race and white privilege in higher education institutions in the UK

ILAS Grand Challenges lecture series

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Brought to you in partnership with the Race Equality Lecture Series.

This lecture will explore research on the Race Equality an Athena Swan charters and argue that gender has taken precedence over race in policy making, resulting in a discourse of competing inequalities in higher education.


Kalwant Bhopal is Professor of Education and Social Justice, and Director of the Centre for Research on Race and Education at the University of Birmingham. Kalwant’s research focuses on the achievements and experiences of minority ethnic groups in education. She has conducted research on exploring discourses of identity and intersectionality examining the lives of Black minority ethnic groups as well as examining the marginal position of Gypsies and Travellers. Her research specifically explores how processes of racism, exclusion and marginalisation operate in predominantly White spaces with a focus on social justice and inclusion. Her recent book, White Privilege: the myth of a post-racial society was published by Policy Press. She is working on a new book (with Martin Myers) exploring elites, privilege and higher education, which will be published by Routledge in 2021.

Twitter: @KalwantBhopal

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