Survival at the Intersection of Race and Gender: Black Female Professors Experiences of UK Higher Education

Survival at the Intersection of Race and Gender: Black Female Professors Experiences of UK Higher Education

Series Name Goldsmiths, University of London
Speaker Dr Nicola Rollock
Type Lectures & Talks
When 25 Feb 2019, 01:00PM - 02:30PM
Venue Maurice Shock First Floor, Lecture Theature 1
Open To Public
Ticket Price Free
For Bookings Contact https://www2.le.ac.uk/institution/forms/dr-nicola-rollock

'The Department of Health Sciences Equality Diversity and Inclusion Team present: Dr Nicola Rollock'

In 2015/16, there were approximately 14450 UK Professors at British universities. White women account for over 3000 of this number. Black women account for just 25. Black academics are the least likely of all ethnic groups to hold an appointment at this level. While, in the US, there is a growing body of scholarship examining the experiences and strategies of female faculty of colour, similar research is scant in the UK. This keynote address draws on the findings of UCU funded research examining the career experiences and strategies of 20 UK Black female Professors. Findings reveal an uneven and opaque appointments’ process across UK universities that serves to disadvantage Black female academics and delay their opportunity for progression.

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