Upcoming Webinar Topics

Addressing White Privilege in Academia: Who, What, Where, When, Why and How?

The Ivory Tower Project: Towards equity, transformation and social justice – critical reflections from a journalistic perspective.


Dr Deborah Gabriel is the Founder and Director of Black British Academics, a global network of scholars focused on addressing racial inequality in higher education and society, established in 2013. Key areas of focus are transformation in teaching, learning and research, with an emphasis on equity and social justice. She created and leads the Ivory Tower Project on race and gender inequality in academia and developed the 3D Pedagogy Framework to decolonise, democratise and diversify the higher education curriculum. Her current areas of focus are community empowerment and collaborative social justice. Her intellectual work is interdisciplinary and broadly focused on the dynamics

of race, gender and culture in media, communication, and higher education. These areas of inquiry are approached from a critical race and Black feminist standpoint to analyse the relationships between race, power, privilege, and inequality. As a consultant, she specializes in strategic approaches to equity, diversity and inclusion centred on social justice and transformation in higher education and society.

Previous Webinar Topics

The History of Race in the UK

  • A condensed history of black and ethnic minority people in the UK – including some information on the UKs role in enslavement and the British Empire 

  • A brief history of how and when Black people came to the UK and their experiences and rights 

  • The effect of Britain’s history on today’s inequality 

  • Why it’s important to understand Black British history 

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Chantelle Lunt is a writer, public speaker, entrepreneur, and activist. She has a professional background in Public Service, including her work in policing and children’s social care. She owns a Juice bar and writes for independent publications. Chantelle is an advocate for racial equality, having experienced racism throughout her life, particularly during her service as a Police Officer. She is the founder of Merseyside BLM Alliance (MBLMA), a group which she established at a time when BLM was moving out of the news cycle.

Merseyside BLM Alliance has become one of the most proactive anti-racist groups in Merseyside. Chantelle chairs MBLMA’s sister group ‘Merseyside Alliance for Racial Equality’, a non-profit organization committed to ensuring that black people are not discriminated against and have their needs responded to at a community level.

Let’s talk about race

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Dr Jason Arday is an Associate Professor in Sociology at Durham University in the Department of Sociology and the Deputy Executive Dean for People and Culture in the Faculty of Social Science and Health. He is a Visiting Research Fellow at The Ohio State University in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, an Adjunct Professor at Nelson Mandela University in the Centre for Critical

Studies in Higher Education Transformation and a Trustee of the Runnymede Trust, the UK’s leading Race Equality Thinktank. Jason is also a Trustee of the British Sociological Association (BSA) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA). He sits on the Centre for Labour and Social Studies (CLASS) National Advisory Panel and is a School Governor at Shaftesbury Park Primary School in London.