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Annual General Meeting 2022 & Inaugural Dr Azeezat Johnson Annual Workshop

The RACE Working Groups’ Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday 25th August 2022 from 10 am – 11.30 am (BST) via zoom. Please register in advance for this meeting using this link. If you would like to propose an agenda item please contact Dr James Esson via j.esson@lboro.ac.uk and no later than Friday Aug 19. […]

Awards and Prizes

1) RGS-IBG Medals and Awards Congratulations to RACE members Patricia Daley, Divya Tolia-Kelly, Iram Sammar and Jo Norcup for their RGS-IBG Awards. Congratulations also to Black Girls Hike UK C.I.C. for winning the Geographical Award ‘For enabling and empowering Black women and girls to connect with and enjoy being in the outdoors‘. 2) RGS-IBG Council […]

Remembering Azeezat Johnson

Azeezat Johnson was a passionate, inspiring and brave scholar, packed with potential and burning bright. When I reflect on all that she has already done to define Black Feminist Geographies, I find it hard to believe that Azeezat only graduated from her PhD in 2017.  Azeezat’s radical writing is conspicuously coherent with her lived politics.  As an early […]

Report: Supervising Black Geography PhD researchers in the UK

The report ‘Supervising Black Geography PhD researchers in the UK: Towards Good Practice Guidelines’, authored by Victoria Ogoegbunam Okoye, has now been added to our website. The report was produced with support from the Royal Geographical Society with Institute of British Geographers’ Ray Y. Gildea Jr. Award (awarded to Dr Patricia Noxolo, University of Birmingham). […]

RACE pre-conference event 2021

The RACE pre-conference event will be on Tuesday 31st August 10.30-3.00.  The session will focus on early career researchers (ECRs) and pre-career researchers (PCRs – undergraduates and PGTs).   Morning session (10.30-12.30) The morning session will be led by Professor Parvati Raghuram (Open University), and is an informal problem-discussion session for black and brown UG/PG/ECRs.  If you have […]

Online event: Towards guidelines for good practice in supervising Black Geography PhD students

Date and time: Wednesday, 30th June, 11-12am UK timeVenue: Online – for a FREE link to enter, please register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/towards-guidelines-for-good-practice-in-supervising-black-geography-phd-stu-tickets-160016470571 About this eventThis roundtable event will discuss good practice in the supervision of Black Geography PhD students in the UK Chair: Dr Pat Noxolo (University of Birmingham)Roundtable Participants: Victoria Okoye (University of Sheffield, author of a […]

Online Event: “Stolen Works, Stolen Lives: Racial Erasure, Exclusion and Dispossession in Academic Publishing”

This upcoming event features members of RACE. The website can be found here. *** Stolen Works, Stolen Lives: Racial Erasure, Exclusion and Dispossession in Academic Publishing 1-2pm, Thursday 10 September 2020 Given the importance of publishing to the career trajectories and lives of academic researchers, comparatively little attention has been paid to racism in the […]

Dr Patricia Noxolo on (Post)COVID-19 Online Learning Opportunities & Dangers for Black Students & Staff

We have added a video to your teaching resources page. Dr Pat Noxolo’s talk on on (Post)COVID-19 Online Learning Opportunities & Dangers for Black Students & Staff was presented as part of the Decolonising the Curriculum symposium, led by University of Birmingham students (see image below). You can watch other contributions here. In her talk, […]

Knowledge Is Power—An Open Letter To UKRI

This post has forwarded from the Higher Education Race Action Group (HERAG). The issue of funding on Black issues being exclusively awarded to White researchers keeps recurring, and has also happened in Geography. It has been discussed at RACE meetings multiple times. This open letter is a helpful step towards holding research councils to account. […]

Interview with Francisca Rockey from Black Geographers

A few weeks ago, RACE was contacted by a group called Black Geographers. The group is organised by undergraduate students, so RACE wanted to find out more! This interview is with Francisca Rockey, the founder of the group and a BSc student at York St John’s University. You can find out more about the team […]