Institute for Social Science


Anti-Racism at Newcastle University

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Anti-racism @ Newcastle

The Institute for Social Science are working collaboratively with the Humanities Research Institute, the Institute for Creative Arts Practice, Professor Peter Hopkins, Dean for Social Justice, and Dr Heather Smith on anti-racism.

Several reports - such as The Runnymede Trust report on Aiming Higher: Race, Inequality and Diversity - demonstrate the need for a continual keen awareness and understanding of racism and action for anti-racism within universities.

Professor Anoop Nayak defines anti-racism as ‘a political challenge and intervention in racist policy and practice’.

At Newcastle, we teach about anti-racism; we research anti-racism and this research has real-world impact; and we work towards changing professional policies and practices.

In conversation with Heather Smith

In this video, Dr Heather Smith, a Senior Lecturer in Education at Newcastle is interviewed by the University's Dean of Social Justice, Peter Hopkins.

Heather is an experienced anti-racist researcher and educator who regularly employs critical race theory (CRT) in her teaching and research. In this video, Heather explains the urgent need for anti-racism in education and explores how to teach about and for anti-racism.

Here we share anti-racism work at Newcastle

  • Teaching and learning
  • Concepts and framings
  • Teaching and researching anti-racism
  • Research and impact
  • Upcoming events and news

Upcoming events and news

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