Invitation to Attend Lecture by Professor Kalwant Bhopal

Mar 05 2020 Posted: 14:34 GMT

Invitation to attend lecture by Professor Kalwant Bhopal

We are excited to announce that the School of Education at NUI Galway will host Professor Kalwant Bhopal (Director, Centre for Research in Race & Education (CRRE), University of Birmingham) on Thursday, April 30th 2020 at 3pm.  Venue TBC (NUI Galway). 

Her lecture is titled: 
BME Experiences in Higher Education: Policy making, Social Justice and White Privilege 

Abstract: This lecture will examine recent statistics on the representation of BME staff and students in higher education and explore how processes of racism, exclusion and marginalisation continue to disadvantage BME groups.  It will use empirical research which explores BME academic flight from higher education to suggest ways forward for the inclusion of BME focusing on issues of equity and social justice.  The lecture will discuss how white privilege works to disadvantage those from BME backgrounds and will explore how universities can develop good practice for the inclusion of BME groups in higher education. 

Biography: Kalwant Bhopal is Professor of Education and Social Justice.  She was appointed Professorial Research Fellow from 2017-2020.  In January 2020 she became Director of the Centre for Research in Race and Education (CRRE) in the School of Education.  Kalwant’s research focuses on the achievements and experiences of minority ethnic groups in education.  She has conducted research on exploring discourses of identity and intersectionality examining the lives of Black minority ethnic groups as well as examining the marginal position of Gypsies and Travellers.  Her research specifically explores how processes of racism, exclusion and marginalisation operate in predominantly White spaces with a focus on social justice and inclusion.  Kalwant is Visiting Professor at Kings College London (Department of Education and Professional Studies) and was Visiting Professor at Harvard University in the Harvard Graduate School of Education from 2017-2019. 

Registration: Please register as soon as possible but no later than April 24th. 

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Any queries, contact Dr Elaine Keane at

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