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Black Scholars in Critical Dialogue: Confronting Racism in the Academy- Reimagining the Disciplines

On 13 September 2016, BISR hosted the event Black Scholars in Critical Dialogue. Here, one the organisers, William Ackah, reflects on his journey into academia and its current state with regard to issues of ‘race’ inclusiveness and engaged academic excellence.... Continue Reading →

At the Borders of Flesh: A Secret History of Race and Technology Race and Robots: A New Curiosity Shop?

On 13th October, 2016 Birkbeck Institute of Social Research (BISR) presented speaker Louis Chude-Sokei from the University of Washington, Seattle to talk on a ‘secret history of race and technology.’ This talk was the first of the series of talks... Continue Reading →

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The theme for the Birkbeck Institute for Social Research this year is ‘Crossing Borders’. It is an injunction to think the social, cultural, and philosophical impact of the planetary entrenchment of physical and symbolic boundaries; and an urgent call to produce... Continue Reading →

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