1st Edition

Building the Anti-Racist University

Edited By Shirley Anne Tate, Paul Bagguley Copyright 2019
    156 Pages
    by Routledge

    156 Pages
    by Routledge

    In the new arena for anti-racist work in which we find ourselves, the neo-liberal, ‘post-race’ university, this interdisciplinary collection demonstrates common global political concerns about racism in Higher Education. It highlights a range of issues regarding students, academic staff and knowledge systems, and all of the contributions seek to challenge the complacency of the ‘post-race’ present that is dominant in North-West Europe and North America, Brazil’s mythical ‘racial democracy’ and South Africa’s post-apartheid ‘rainbow nation’.

    The collection makes clear that we are not yet past the need for anti-racist institutional action because of the continuing impact of coloniality on and in these nations.

    Chapter 7 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license. https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/tandfbis/rt-files/docs/Open+Access+Chapters/9780367001513_oachapter7.pdf

    Introduction – Building the anti-racist university: next steps  1. Race, racialization and Indigeneity in Canadian universities  2. What style of leadership is best suited to direct organizational change to fuel institutional diversity in higher education?  3. Building the Anti-racist University, action and new agendas  4. Addressing dualisms in student perceptions of a historically white and black university in South Africa  5. Higher education, de-centred subjectivities and the emergence of a pedagogical self among Black and Muslim students  6. Affirmative action in Brazil and building an anti-racist university  7. The challenge of creating a more diverse economics: lessons from the UCR minority pipeline project  8. Dealing with difficult conversations: anti-racism in youth & community work training  9. From Liverpool to New York City: behind the veil of a Black British male scholar inside higher Education


    Shirley Anne Tate is Honorary Professor, Chair for Critical Studies in Higher Education Transformation, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa. Her area of research is Black diaspora studies broadly. Her work focuses on the intersections of ‘race’ and gender, and her research interests are institutional racism, the body, affect, ‘mixed race’, beauty, ‘race’ performativity and Caribbean decolonial studies.


    Paul Bagguley is Reader in Sociology in the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds, UK. His main interests are in the sociology of social movements, racism and ethnicity. In the field of racism and ethnicity studies he has worked on the 2001 riots, South Asian women and higher education, the impacts of the 7/7 London bombings on different ethnic and religious groups in West Yorkshire and the cosmopolitanism of traditional British retail markets. More broadly his research interests and publications have encompassed economic sociology, urban studies and social theory.