Speaker
Heidi Mirza (cropped)
Heidi Mirza

Heidi Safia Mirza is Professor of Race, Faith and Culture at Goldsmith’s College, University of London and Professor Emerita in Equalities Studies at the UCL Institute of Education. She is known for her pioneering research on race, gender and identity in education and has an international reputation for championing equality and human rights for women through educational reform. Her research projects include multicultural, refugee and teacher education, diversity in higher education, and cultural and religious difference, including Islamophobia and gendered violence.  She advises English Heritage on diversity and established the Runnymede Collection at the Black Cultural Archives (BCA), a race-relations archive documenting the late 20th Century civil rights struggle for Multicultural Britain. She is author and editor of several best-selling books including, Young Female and Black (Routledge1992): Black British Feminism (Routledge 1997): Tackling the Roots of Racism: Lessons for Success ( Policy Press 2005); Race Gender and Educational Desire: Why black women succeed and fail ( Routledge 2009) ; Black and Postcolonial Feminism in New Times: Researching Educational Inequalities (Routledge 2012); and Respecting Difference: Race, Faith, and Culture for Teacher Educators (IOE Press 2012).


Photo credit: Sarah Lee (The Guardian)

 

 

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