Institutionalised whiteness, racial microaggressions and Black bodies out of place in Higher Education
Speaker: Remi Joseph-Salisbury (Leeds Beckett University)
Thursday 24th May, 18:00-21:00, University of Westminster, Marylebone campus, 35 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5LS room tbc
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About the lecture: On the morning of Friday 3rd February 2017, Femi Nylander – a Black Oxford alumnus – walked through the grounds of Oxford University’s Harris Manchester College. Later that morning a CCTV image of Femi was circulated to staff and students who were urged to ‘maintain vigilance’. ‘Post-racial’ ideology insists on framing such incidents as isolated aberrations bereft of wider structural and institutional context. In this lecture, I centralise the voices of student campaigns as sites of legitimate experiential knowledge in order to offer a counter-narrative. In so doing, I draw upon the theoretical concepts of racial microaggressions and bodies out of place as I argue that Femi’s experience cannot be understood in abstraction from structural white supremacy and the institutionalised whiteness that undergirds Higher Education.
About Remi Joseph-Salisbury: Remi Joseph-Salisbury is a Senior Lecturer in Education Studies at Leeds Beckett University, with research primary research interests in race and (anti-)racism. He is a trustee of the Racial Justice Network, and a steering group member of the Northern Police Monitoring Project. He is co-editor of The Fire Now, a forthcoming collection exploring anti-racism in times of explicit racial violence.
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