Author Evening with Katy Sian: Navigating Institutional Racism in British Universities

Join IHRC for an insightful author evening with Katy Sian to discuss her book Navigating Institutional Racism in British Universities.

WHEN: Wednesday 28 August, 2019 – from 6.30pm

WHERE: IHRC Bookshop, 202 Preston Road, Wembley, London HA9 8PA

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This event will be streamed live on IHRC.TV and Facebook. By attending this event, you are agreeing to being filmed as part of the audience.

Free event
Refreshments available
Wudu and prayer facilities available

IHRC Bookshop is a minute’s walk from Preston Road Underground station (Metropolitan line). Free parking on nearby residential roads is also available.

About the book:

Navigating Institutional Racism in British Universities critically examines the experiences of racism encountered by academics of colour working within British universities. Situated within a critical race theory and postcolonial feminist framework, the book centres the voices of the interviewed academics, and draws upon personal experiences and reflections through a critical auto-ethnography. It unpacks a range of complex and challenging questions, and engages with the way in which racial politics in the academy interplay and intersect with gender. 

The book presents a textured narrative around the various barriers facing academics of colour, and enhances understandings of experiences around institutional racism in British universities. It looks at key themes including microaggressions, decolonizing the curriculum, challeges to career advancement and resistance. It also develops a series of practical recommendations to encourage and facilitate the active participation of academics of colour in British universities. 

About the author:

Dr Katy P. Sian is a Lecturer in Sociology at the University of York. She completed her PhD in 2009 at the University of Leeds in the School of Sociology and Social Policy. From 2010-2012 Katy worked on the TOLERACE project (FP7) as a post-doctoral researcher in the Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies (CERS) University of Leeds. She moved to the University of Manchester in 2012 where she held a lecturing position in Sociology before taking up a Hallsworth Research Fellowship in 2013. Katy has held visiting research posts at the University of California Humanities Research Institute, and the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society at the University of Victoria, Canada. She is on the steering committee of Northern Police Monitoring Project, an activist organization based in Manchester that challenges police racism and brutality. Katy is the author of, Conversations in Postcolonial Thought (2014) New York: Palgrave; Unsettling Sikh and Muslim Conflict (2013) Lanham: Lexington Books; and co-author of, Racism, Governance, and Public Policy (2013) London: Routledge.