School of Sociology and Social Policy

Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies

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CERS Events

  • CERS 2016 Lecture in Celebration of the UN International Decade for People of African Descent

    Date: Thursday 10th March, 17:00 - 19:00
    Location: Room 12.25, Social Sciences Building

    Professor Paul C Taylor, Penn State University: Facing Ferguson- Reflecting on Racial Innocence

    On August 9, 2014, Michael Brown and Darren Wilson met on a street in Ferguson, Missouri. A short time later one of them was dead, the other was mired in controversy, and this town had become an emblem for the complex tangle of issues that roils the politics of racialized states. How do we position ourselves to face these issues productively and intelligently?

  • CERS Public Lecture: The Afterlife of Black Sociology

    Date: Monday 2nd November, 2015, 17:00 - 18:30
    Location: Room 12.25, Social Sciences Building

    Professor Barnor Hesse, Northwestern University, USA

    This lecture provides a critical historical and analytical commentary on 'racism' as a concept rather than a self-evidential empirical phenomenon. It invites reconsideration of the 20th century genealogy of the racism concept prior to and in relation to its appropriation by American sociology.


Ethnic Difference in Education and Diverging Prospects for Urban Youth in an Enlarged Europe, 2008-2011, UK team: Ian Law and Sarah Swann,

White Spaces Network

New theoretical understandings of whiteness and white identities - academic lead Shona Hunter.

Xeno-racism and Extremism

WUN Xeno-racism and Extremism and Muslim populations in North America and Europe. CERS partners: Yasmin Hussain and Paul Bagguley

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