Navigating Institutional Racism in British Universities

  • Katy P. Sian

Part of the Mapping Global Racisms book series (MGR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
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    Pages 1-8
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 193-199

About this book


This book 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, Sian thoughtfully centres the voices of the interviewed academics, and draws upon her own experiences and reflections through a critical auto-ethnography. 

Navigating Institutional Racism in British Universities 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. Alongside its conceptual and empirical contribution, it develops a series of practical recommendations to encourage and facilitate the active participation of academics of colour in British universities. 


Academics of colour BME representation marginalization race equality policy post colonialism

Authors and affiliations

  • Katy P. Sian
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SociologyUniversity of YorkYorkUK

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