Date: Saturday 8th October 2016
Location: BSA Meeting Room, Imperial Wharf, London
The BSA Race and Ethnicity Study Group and the BSA Postgraduate Forum co-hosted an event designed to bring together postgraduate and early career researchers with more experienced researchers within the field of race and ethnicity studies and to launch the Race and Ethnicity Study Group’s new mentoring scheme.
The panel sessions were designed to allow participants to introduce themselves via their work and facilitate feedback on their ideas by more established figures. They were broadly structured around the following thematic areas:
-‘Theorising ‘Race’, Racisms, and Racialisation’
-‘Ethnicities, Intersecting Experiences, and Identities’
-‘Migration, Space, Place, and Belonging’
Following lunch, participants were assigned to smaller groups and space was provided for more intimate discussion of shared research interests over coffee.
Later in the afternoon, there was a series of small roundtable discussions on a range of mentoring topics (such as publishing, pedagogy, applying for academic jobs, office politics, and writing grant applications and book proposals). Participants were free to move around throughout the session to get the most out of it, which provided ample opportunity for further informal discussions with a range of people.
-Professor Claire Alexander (University of Manchester)
-Professor Les Back (Goldsmiths, University of London)
-Dr Helen Kim (University of East London)
-Dr Sweta Rajan-Rankin (University of Kent)
-Professor John Solomos (University of Warwick)
-Professor Steve Garner (Birmingham City University)
-Dr Diana Yeh (City, University of London)