Interview with Aishah Zahoor (pictured left) who was awarded third place in the latest RACE UG Dissertation Prize.   Aishah studied at Kings College London and wrote a dissertation on “Gender, Geopolitics and Geographical Imaginaries: Uncovering the Contradictions of the Niqab Debate in Times of COVID-19’s Face Mask Normality’’.   Hi Aishah, thanks for taking the time […]


The RACE group invites proposals for sessions to be sponsored by us at the 2023 RGS-IBG Conference. The conference will take place in London and online, from the evening of Tuesday 29 August to Friday 1 September 2023 The Chair’s theme for the 2023 Annual International Conference is Climate changed geographies, selected by the Chair of conference, Professor Harriet Bulkeley (Durham University, UK), in […]

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 and no later than Friday Aug 19. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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). […]

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 […]

Date and time: Wednesday, 30th June, 11-12am UK timeVenue: Online – for a FREE link to enter, please register: 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 […]

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 […]

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, […]