Directory of expertise in Race Equality
Staff who have added their details to the Directory of Expertise in Race Equality can be viewed below. Thank you to all staff who have provided their details.
Dr Diane Atherton-Blenkiron
Student Safeguarding Officer/PhD Candidate
Department: Students Union/School of Law
Areas of Interest/Expertise: Experiences of Muslim women solicitors in the legal profession / Barriers to reporting hate crime and hate incidents
Professor of Philosophy
Areas of Interest/Expertise: Epistemic injustice in general, including issues concerning race/ Justice and pluralism, including issues related to racial differences / Sartre, colonialism and neo-colonialism
Areas of Interest/Expertise: Black Asian and Minority Ethnic British literature (mainly fiction) from the 1950s to the present / published research articles/book chapters on a number of BAME authors: Monica Ali, Kazuo Ishiguro, Hanif Kureishi, Gautam Malkani, Courttia Newland, Caryl Phillips, Salman Rushdie, Sam Selvon, Zadie Smith and Alex Wheatle/ research interests and publications in postcolonial theory/ esearch interests in literature and cultural theory about youth (sub)cultures. This research often includes aspects pertaining to race and racism / research intersets and publications in working-class literature which often includes aspects pertaining to the intersectional relationships between class and race (and gender and age)
Senior Research Fellow
Areas of Interest/Expertise: Treatment of Indians in South Africa 1860-1950
Professor Derek McGhee
Faculty Dean of Research for Humanities and Social Sciences, and Director of the Keele Institute for Social Inclusion,
Areas of Interest/Expertise: Institutional Racism / Xenoracism
Dr Fiorella Montero-Diaz
Lecturer in Ethnomusicology
Department: School of Music & Music Technology
Areas of Interest/Expertise: La música fusión, ¿verdadera inclusión? Una exploración de la escena fusión en Lima. Anthropologica, vol. 36(40), (2018) pp.97-120. / YouTubing the "Other": Lima's Upper Classes and Andean Imaginaries.In Music, Indigeneity, Digital Media, eds Hilder, Stobart and Tan. NY:University of Rochester Press, 2017. / Singing the war: reconfiguring white upper-class identity through fusion music in post-war Lima.Ethnomusicology Forum, vol. 25(2), (2016) pp. 191-209. / 'Review of Remixing Reggaeton: The Cultural Politics of Race in Puerto Rico'. By Petra R. Rivera-Rideau. In Journal of Latin American Studies. Vol. 50(1), (2018) pp. 262-264. / 'Review of Song and Social Change in Latin America’edited by Lauren Shaw. H-Music, H-Net Review(2017).
Professor Shane O'Neill
Pro Vice-Chancellor for Advancement & Global Engagement , Executive Dean of the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
Department: SPIRE (Nominally)
Areas of Interest/Expertise: The legacy of global historical injustice / The relation between colonialism and racism / Race, ethnic diversity and social justice
Senior Lecturer in Politics
Areas of Interest/Expertise: Race and Voting Rights (voter suppression and gerrymandering, in particular) / Segregation, particularly around education / Achievement Gap in Higher Education - particularly around how particular pedagogical approaches can reduce it
Dr Jan Pascal
Senior Lecturer in Social Work
Areas of Interest/Expertise: SE Asian immigration to Australian rural communities / Cultural diversity in curriculum design and development to include BME perspectives e.g critical of 'non-normative' assumptions
Areas of Interest/Expertise: The literature of gentrification: I look at literary representations of changing urban spaces, and the shifting relationship between local/neighbourhood identities and global flows and forces. A big part of this involves issues of inclusion and exclusion, looking at race and ethnicity.
Programme Director in Media, Communications and Culture
Areas of Interest/Expertise: Representations of Muslims/Islam in the media (UK) / Representation of ethincities and religion in media / Production of news about Muslims/ diversity issues / Reception of news about Muslims/diversity issues / Hate speech/Islamophobia on social media
Areas of Interest/Expertise: Economics of discrimination / Affirmative action / Education and human capital investment / Identity blind policies
Dr Cora Lingling Xu
Lecturer in Education
Areas of Interest/Expertise: Inequalities in higher education / education mobilities / China studies / Social Theories / transnational education
Head of Foundation Year Science
Department: Foundation Year Centre
Areas of Interest/Expertise: Ethics of AI - algorithms and machine bias; diversity
Reader in Psychology/Director of Learning and Teaching
Areas of Interest/Expertise: Chaired university strategic group on BME student attainment gap - not published in this area, but have done lots of data analysis, scholarship, literature engagement, attended events etc. / Inclusive teaching - knowledgeable about curriculum design, assessment design, decolonising the curriculum, internationalisation, etc - and experienced in staff development about this / Psychology of student learning and higher education - lots of different research projects linking to eg student belonging, transitions to university, social identity, engaging with learning opportunities, engaging with feedback.
Areas of Interest/Expertise: Postcolonial studies / Power and inequalities / Gender and Intersectionalities
Areas of Interest/Expertise: Migration - global regimes, Southeast Asia, Canada, UK, and irregularity / Area Studies - Philippines / Labour - domestic work/carework
Teaching Fellow in Environment and Sustainability
Areas of Interest/Expertise: Social justice within environmental sustainability in the western Indian Ocean and East Africa, with race and ethnicity closely tied to socioeconomic status and social exclusion
Professor Carolyn Chew-Graham
Professor of General Practice Research
Department: RI, Primary Care and Health Sciences
Areas of Interest/Expertise: Mental health, inequalities, BAME https://www.keele.ac.uk/pchs/research/mentalhealth/roshni-2/
Director of Undergraduate Programmes
Areas of Interest/Expertise: I have led in house work looking at differential attainment (by gender and race) in assessments and admissions.
Dr. Saeed Farooq
Clinical Senior Lecturer & Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist
Department: Research Institute of Primary care health sciences
Areas of Interest/Expertise: Race related issues in mental health / Working through interpreters / Ethnic differences in physical health outcomes in people with severe mental illness
Professor Athula Sumathipala
Professor of Psychiatry
Department: Research Institute of Primary care health sciences
Areas of Interest/Expertise: Covert Discrimination / Editorial Board Representation in Journals / Relative number of students and staff ration of ethnic minority communities
Do you have interests in research related to the challenges of achieving race equality?
The Race-Equality Charter (REC) Self-Assessment Team (SAT) is eager to record the level of interest and/or expertise across the institution in research related to race, racism, and/or race-equality.
We would like to record your engagement with relevant research topics, even if you do not have any publications, or consider yourself to be an expert, on a particular topic. The information gathered will be used to inform Keele University’s work toward a REC Bronze Award, and wider Equality and Diversity work taking place within the institution.
The information will be recorded and stored on a spreadsheet that will be shared with the REC SAT. The information will also be published below; a link will be added from the webpages to your personal profile pages, so you may wish to consider updating your pages to ensure that it aligns with the information recorded on the spreadsheet.
Information may added to the directory at any time, and the REC web pages will be updated regularly.
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us.