Inside the Ivory Tower Book Launch - Open

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Central Saint Martins

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INSIDE THE IVORY TOWER: NARRATIVES OF WOMEN OF COLOUR SURVIVING AND THRIVING IN BRITISH ACADEMIA

Come and join us for the book launch of ‘Inside the Ivory Tower’ and celebrate this rare opportunity that brings the voices of 10 Black British Female Academics to the forefront.

This event is a chance to meet all 10 academics, purchase a copy of the book and get it signed. Additionally in a true celebratory fashion there will be readings, panel conversation, performance and drinks provided.

This book places the perspectives, experiences and career trajectories of women of colour in British academia at the centre of analysis, positioning academia as a space dominated by whiteness and patriarchy where women of colour must develop strategies for survival and success. It explores how the experiences of the contributors are shaped by race and gender and how racism manifests in day to day experiences in the academe, from subtle microagressions to overt racialised and gendered abuse. Presented as a selection of autoethnographies, each chapter touches on common themes such as invisibility, hypervisibility, exclusion and belonging, highlighting intersectional experiences. It is a must-read for anyone interested in equality within and beyond academia.

You can find out more information about the Authors here: http://blackbritishacademics.co.uk/research/inside-the-ivory-tower/

The event will be a celebration of the book and the authors, with refreshments, a panel discussion, performances and an opportunity to pre order the book.

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EDITORS:

Dr Deborah Gabriel

Senior Lecturer in Politics, Media & Communication at Bournemouth University & Founder & Director of Black British Academics

Professor Shirley Anne Tate

Professor of Race and Education in the Carnegie Faculty at Leeds Beckett University


CONTRIBUTORS:

Professor Claudia Bernard - Professor of Social Work & Postgraduate Research, Goldsmiths University

Dr Jenny Douglas - Senior Lecturer In Health Promotion at the The Open University

Dr Ima Jackson - Lecturer in the School of Health & Life Sciences at Glasgow Caledonian University

Dr Josephine Kwhali - Senior Lecturer in Social Work, Coventry University

Professor Heidi Safia Mirza - Professor of Race, Faith & Culture at Goldsmith College, University of London.

Dr Elizabeth Opara - Head of the Department of Applied & Human Sciences at Kingston University

Aisha Richards - Associate Lecturer in Art & Design at UAL; Founder & Director of Shades of Noir

Dr Marcia Wilson - Head of the School of Health, Sport & Bioscience, University of East London

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Shades of Noir aims to tackle the issue of differential degree attainment between White Home students, home students of colour and students who pay fees at the overseas rate. Explore issues of Race and ethnicity in arts, design and communication higher education; Promote discussion and debate across the university community (and nationally and internationally); Support the development of pedagogical and assessment practice and curriculum that seek to narrow the degree attainment differential. Shades of Noir was created by Aisha Richards in 2009, and born from curiosity, research and experience. The program continues to develop, grow and be purposeful through the input and contributions of students, alumnus, staff, academia and industry. The term 'Shades' reflects the multiplicity of skin complexions, identities and shared experiences associated with the term 'Black' or 'Noir'; whilst also provoking thought around whether this is, can or should be a cohesive of homogenous term in the context of Diverse Arts.

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