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Anti-Racism in Higher Education

An Action Guide for Change

Edited by Arun Verma

Published

Jun 27, 2022

Page count

176 pages

ISBN

978-1447364726

Dimensions

216 x 138 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

Jun 27, 2022

Page count

176 pages

ISBN

978-1447364733

Dimensions

216 x 138 mm

Imprint

Policy Press
Anti-Racism in Higher Education

How is your institution enabling Black, Asian and minority ethnic staff and students to thrive? Is your institution effectively tackling racism?

Following the 2020 Black Lives Matter movement, the higher education sector has started making bold commitments to dismantling structural racism. However, big questions remain about how higher education can combat institutional racism and achieve real change.

This book disrupts the higher education sector through ambitious actions and collective, participatory and evidence-informed responses to racism. It offers a roadmap for senior leaders, staff and students to build strategies, programmes and interventions that effectively tackle racism.

Arising from current staff and recent student experiences, this book supports institutions driving equality, diversity, inclusion and intersectional programmes in higher education.

“Anti-Racism in Higher Education presents complex, deep-rooted problems but surprisingly the solutions can be quite simple! This book, while drawing attention to the immense challenge of anti-racism, is full of hope that a more equitable and fairer system is possible.” Gurnam Singh, Coventry University

“This edited collection draws together the voices of racially minoritised activists, scholars, students and professional staff to ultimately pose a series of important, challenging questions to a sector still coming to grips with the true extent of racial inequity and its impact on our success.” Nicola Rollock, King's College London

Arun Verma is a leader in integrating intersectionality and race equality action in design and development throughout the higher education, third and public sectors both nationally and globally.

Part 1: Introduction

1. Positioning anti-racism in higher education - Arun Verma

Part 2: Staff experiences of racism

2. Academic staff experiences - Min Duchenski, Tamjid Mujtaba and Jalpa Ruparelia

3. Professional and support services staff - Claire Lee

Part 3: Student experiences of racism

4. Undergraduate student experiences - Josephine Gabi and Sonia Gomes

5. Postgraduate student experiences - Arun Verma

6. Student social experiences - Zoe Nutakor

Part 4: Research systems enabling racism

7. Research funding and contracts - Arun Verma

8. Research excellence assessments - Arun Verma

9. Research collaborations and publishing - Arun Verma

Part 5: Teaching systems enabling racism

10. Teaching and scholarship funding, contracts and collaboration - Arun Verma

11. Teaching excellence assessments - Arun Verma

Part 6: Pedagogies that enable racism

12. Pedagogies, professionalism and curricula enabling racism - Musharrat J. Ahmed-Landeryou

13. Curriculum design - Parise Carmichael-Murphy and Eileen Ggbagbo

14. University identity - Briana Coles and Arun Verma

15. Educational professionalism - Deya Mukherjee

Part 7: Governance, strategy and operational systems

16. Governance and leadership - Jitesh S. B. Gajjar, Manish Maisuria and Anonymous

17. Operations and processes - Manvir Kaur Grewal

18. Strategy, planning and accountability - Shaminder Takhar, Rashid Aziz, Musharrat J. Ahmed-Landeryou and Pamela Thomas

Part 8: Conclusion

19. In solidarity - Arun Verma

20. Reflections on anti-racism in higher education - Arun Verma