Professor James Renton, Professor of History, Edge Hill University (Antisemitism, Islamophobia, race, empire, global politics).


Dr Ayushman Bhagat, Lecturer in Human Geography, Edge Hill University. Seminar Series Convenor. (Human trafficking; modern slavery; forced labour; Middle East; South Asia).

Dr Rebecca Wynne-Walsh, Lecturer in Film, Edge Hill University. Funding Co-Ordinator. (Basque cinema; identity politics; gothic).


Dr Jenny Barrett, Reader in Film Studies and Popular Culture, Edge Hill University (Slavery, race, gender, sexuality).

Dr Stephen D. Ashe, Research Affiliate, Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity, University of Manchester (Sociology: far-right, antiracism, racism, work and the labour movement).

Professor Geoff Beattie, Professor of Psychology, Edge Hill University (implicit bias; embodied cognition/multi-modal communication).

Dr Ian Cushing, Senior Lecturer in English and Education, Edge Hill University (language policies and pedagogies; challenging language-based stigma and suppression in schools).

Dr Francis Farrell, Senior Lecturer in Religious Education, Edge Hill University (religion, race, gender, fundamental British values).

Dr Ben Gidley, Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychosocial Studies, Birkbeck (Sociology: difference, antisemitism, Islamophobia, Jewish politics, identity).

Monica Gonzalez-Correa, Editor, MONITOR Global Intelligence on Racism, European University Institute, Florence, Italy (global racisms, antiracism, civil society, social justice).

Dr Sarah Irving, Lecturer in International History, University of Staffordshire (Middle Eastern history, Palestine Studies, Arabic literature, environmental history).

Professor Vini Lander, Professor of Race and Education, & Director, Centre for Race, Education and Decoloniality, Leeds Beckett University (Race, ethnicity, education).

Professor Victor Merriman, Professor of Critical Performance Studies, Edge Hill University (Irish theatre, postcolonial theory, radical performance practices.

Professor Karim Murji, Professor of Social Policy & Criminology, University of West London; Co-Editor, Current Sociology (Culture, ethnicity and racism in relation to race equality, policing, public sociology, diaspora and identity).

Professor David Peimer, Professor of Performing Arts, Edge Hill University (Staging race, decolonizing Shakespeare, South African theatre)

Dr Harith bin Ramli (Islam, medieval Islamic thought, Sufism, religion in South-East Asia).

Dr Niroshan Ramachandran, Lecturer in Human Geography, Edge Hill University (asylum seekers; refugees; social protection).

Dr Naaz Rashid, Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies and Associate Director of Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies, University of Sussex (Race, ethnicity and postcolonial studies, gender, Islamophobia, gender violence, urban sociology, creative food industries).

Professor John Solomos, Professor of Sociology, University of Warwick, Joint Editor, Ethnic and Racial Studies (Race and ethnicity, racism and anti-racism, processes of racialisation, political mobilisation and race, multiculturalism, comparative race and ethnic relations).

Dr Jonathan Ward, Lecturer in American Literature, King’s College London (Black aesthetics, the Black male body, Afrofuturism, racist narratives)

Dr Zana Vathi, Reader in Social Sciences, & Director, Migration Working Group, North-West, Edge Hill University (Migration Studies, Ethnic identities, transnational ties, & integration).

Professor Satnam Virdee, Professor of Sociology and Founding Director, Centre for Research on Racism, Ethnicity and Nationalism, University of Glasgow (Historical and political sociology, racism, class and social movements, theories and histories of the making of the modern world).

Dr Aaron Winter, Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of East London (Sociology, criminology, and political science: right-wing extremism and terrorism, antisemitism, Islamophobia).

PhD student members

Katia Adimora, PhD/GTA (Mexican migration to the USA; Donald Trump; corpus linguistics), Edge Hill University.

Travis Frain, PhD/GTA (Orientalism, terrorism, Cold War, international history), Edge Hill University.

Elena Ghiggino, PhD/GTA (disability, race, long 18th century) Edge Hill University.

Francesca Lee, PhD/GTA (Equality and discrimination law; intersectional discrimination), Edge Hill University.

Image: Catalyst, Edge Hill University Library.