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

Deputy Director

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


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

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).

Professor Vini Lander, Professor of Race and Teacher Education, University of Roehampton (Race, ethnicity, education).

Dr Mark Ledwidge, Department of History and American Studies, Canterbury Christ Church University (Politics & International Relations: US foreign policy, American and African American history, War on Terror, colonialism, transnational movements).

Chantelle Lewis, Programme Director, Black in Academia, Leading Routes; PhD student, Goldsmiths; podcaster, Surviving Society. (Sociology: structural racism, accountability, class inequality) [joining in January 2020].

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).

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).

Tissot Regis, PhD researcher, University College London; podcaster, Surviving Society (Sociology: whiteness, critical race theory, epistemology, history).

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).

Patrick Soulsby, PhD student, Edge Hill University (antiracism, comparative & contemporary history, France, UK).

Professor Paul Ward, Professor of History and Head of the Department of English, History & Creative Writing, Edge Hill University (Black British history, national identities, public history). 

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).

Dr Ümit Yildiz, former GTA/PhD, Edge Hill University (Education: structural and anti-Muslim racism, antiracist and anti-Fascist campaigning, grassroots activism).

Image: Catalyst, Edge Hill University Library.