This book reports on leading edge research on racism in higher education a matter that has received far less attention in western societies than racism in schools. The book examines the evidence of institutional racism in higher education and prepares for the forthcoming web-based guide to assist institutional change.The chapters here are drawn from the presentations by leading social science researchers in the field at a conference at the University of Leeds in 2002. The conference made it possible to assess the extent and nature of racism in higher education institutions today, and the structural constraints on change. There are theoretical and philosophical explorations that further understanding, and also accounts of evidence of positive new responses to these issues.This important book is for managers, academics and teachers in Higher Education, for policy makers, professionals and academics concerned with race equality and for students of the social sciences.
Ian Law is Director of the Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds. Deborah Phillips is Deputy Directory of the Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Geography, University of Leeds. Laura Turney was a Research Fellow at the University of Leeds working on the Institutional Racism in Higher Education Toolkit Project in 2001-2003. She is presently a Principal Researcher with the Scottish Executive. Les Back is Professor of Sociology, Goldsmiths College, University of London. Colin Clark is Lecturer in Sociology and Romani studies in the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, University of Newcastle upon Tyne. William Gulam is Senior Lecturer in the Revans Institute for Action Learning and Research, Salford University. Barnor Hesse is Senior Lecturer in Sociology, University of East London. Joyce Hill is Director of the Higher Education Equality Challenge Unit and Visiting Professor in the School of English, University of Leeds. Shirin Housee is Senior Lecturer in Sociology, University of Wolverhampton. Ozcan Konur is a social researcher: His recent study was into the emerging public policy issues on access to higher education by disabled students. Emmanuell Kusemamuriwo is Ethnicity and Diversity Policy Adviser in the Equality Challenge Unit. Andrew Pilkington is acting Head of Social Studies, University College, Northampton. Nirmal Purwar is Senior Research Fellow in the School of Social Studies, University College, Northampton. Jacques Rangasamy is Lecturer in the School of Art and Design, University of Salford. Salman Sayyid is University Research Fellow in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds. Sanjay Sharma is Lecturer in the School of Cultural and Innovation Studies, University of East London. David Tyrer is a social researcher who recently completed his PhD on 'Institutionalised Islamophobia in British Universities' at the Institute for Social, Cultural and Policy Research, University of Salford.