Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) · The Taylor and Francis award, football related trafficking and race in geography | Dr James Esson Dr James Esson (Loughborough University) was interviewed for the Royal Geographical Society/Institute of British Geographers ‘Geography now’ podcast. This year, he received the RGS-IBG Taylor & Francis Award “for sustained contributions to teaching […]


This summer, RACE cannot welcome the 2019/20 dissertation prize winner to the RGS-IBG conference in person. However, you can find out more about Monisha Jackson (University of Leeds graduate, now PhD student at GSU Atlanta), her research and her experiences as a Geography student in this interview. Monisha’s dissertation is entitled “I’m Not your SISTA”: […]

The winner for the 2019/20 Dissertation Prize is Monisha Jackson (University of Leeds). She is currently in Atlanta doing a PhD at GSU. The dissertation is entitled “I’m Not your SISTA”: Queer Black Women’s Experiences in LGBTQ+ Night-time Spaces. It will be added to the RACE dissertation prize winner archive, which can be found here. […]

The RACE Working Group is in solidarity with all those resisting the violent upholding of white supremacy around the world. We mourn the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Rayshard Brooks, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and all those killed by anti-Black violence – state-sanctioned and extrajudicial – all over the world. We also mourn the death of […]

Activist Len Garrison (second from right) and other campaigners calling for a BCA. Image source: The Voice In advance of our workshop at the Black Cultural Archives, here is our Black Archives in the UK Report: Opportunities, Challenges and Moving Forward. The report has been compiled by Natalie Hyacinth and was facilitated by Dr Pat […]

    This pre-conference event, which takes place at the most high-profile black-focused archives in the UK, features the launch of the RACE group’s report on resources for black-focused research in the UK, presented by Natalie Hyacinth. Professor Rashad Shabazz will also talk about his research and Black Cultural Archives‘ Hannah Ishmael will also talk […]

The Race, Culture and Equality Working Group would like to recognise research conducted by undergraduate students on any issue related to the geographies of race, racism and equality. The winner will receive a cash prize. Nominations are requested from Dissertation Supervisors or Heads of Department at any UK Geography department. There is no limit of […]

The Race, Culture and Equality (RACE) Working Group is sponsoring sessions at the RGS-IBG annual conference 2019. So far, these include: 1) Resistance in the Master’s House: Researching race in troubling times 2) Doing anti-racist and decolonial geographies in praxis 3) Heteroactivism, Homonationalism and National Projects 4) Author meets readers of David Simon (2019) Holocaust […]

The Race Working Group is deeply concerned about the potential closure of the Black Cultural Archives (BCA), located on Windrush Square in Brixton. The BCA are a vital community space and resource, but are under threat due to cuts in government funding. The BCA are a nationally and internationally vital collection that serves to illustrate […]

Members of the RACE Working Group have recently been successful in grant submissions. This will result in further group activities. Dr Margaret Byron has received RGS-IBG funding for three workshops. The first workshop will be this year’s pre-conference event “Stories of Butetown: Linking Spaces” at the RGS-IBG Annual Meeting. Further workshops will take part in […]