Policy Press

The Black PhD Experience

Stories of Strength, Courage and Wisdom in UK Academia

Edited by William Ackah, Jacqueline Darkwa, Wayne Mitchell, De-Shaine Murray and Madina Wane

Published

Sep 10, 2024

Page count

160 pages

ISBN

978-1447369981

Dimensions

216 x 240 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

Sep 10, 2024

Page count

160 pages

ISBN

978-1447369974

Dimensions

216 x 240 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

Sep 10, 2024

Page count

160 pages

ISBN

978-1447369998

Dimensions

216 x 240 mm

Imprint

Policy Press
The Black PhD Experience

Foreword - Jason Arday and Wayne A. Mitchell

Introduction: Black PhD Journeys in Context - William Ackah

Part 1: The ‘Weighted’, Waiting Game: Being Black and Applying To Do a PhD - Wayne Mitchell

1. Underrepresented and Undervalued - Sophie Martin

2. Climbing the Rough Side of the Mountain - Katty Wadda

3. What I Wish I Knew - Esther Osarfo-Mensah

4. The Long and Winding Road - Sigourney Bonner

5. Ignorance Is Not Bliss - Jason Amartey

6. Being One of the Few Amongst the Many - Nina H. Sweeney

7. Making the Garments Fit - Dwaynica Greaves

Part 2: Being Black Is Not an Optional Luxury! Struggles for Rights and Recognition in the White Academic Space - Madina Wane

8. Studying Whilst Black - Alanah Mortlock

9. Through, Around or Over the Gate? - Amira Samatar

10. Fighting the Power - Hanna Akalu

11. The Missing Ones

Part 3: For Us, by Us – Finding One Another Amidst the Storm - Jacqueline Darkwa

12. That Ain’t It, So We’ll Create It - De-Shaine Murray

13. Finding the Black Immunologists in a Pandemic - Madina Wane

14. In the Meantime: Creating Change Through Community - Paulette Williams

15. Networks, Networking and Finding My Place in the Academic Space - Deyl Djama

16. #BlackInTheIvory - Louisa Brotherson

17. Unravelling the Tapestry of Unspoken Rules - Mary Agyapong

18. Making Space for Black Voices and Black Visions - William Ackah

Part 4: Academic Support: The Right Thing, in the Right Place, at the Right Time – De-Shaine Murray

19. Reaching Beyond the Horizon - Simone Webb

20. In and Out of Prison - Angela Charles

21. Not in This Alone - Peggy Warren

22. When Seasons Change - Rees Johnson

23. Believing That the Impossible Is Possible - Clíona Kelly

Part 5: Reflections at the Completion of the PhD Journey - Madina Wane

24. What It Means To Be the First: My Journey From Windrush to PhD - Julia Morris –

25. Why the ‘P’ in PhD Stands for (Black) Power - April-Louise Pennant

26. (un)Making the Imposter Syndrome - Barbara Adewumi

27. I Came All This Way for This! – Anon

Conclusion and Recommendations - De-Shaine Murray

Our Ancestor’s Wildest Dreams… (Fictionalisation) - Jacqueline Darkwa

Afterword: For Our Community - De-Shaine Murray