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Resources for Teaching and Research

Here are some resources about anti-racism that can be used in teaching, in research, in activism and to inform your professional practice.

In this video, Lydia Wysocki makes some suggestions for anti-racist readings.


In this video, Dr Heather Smith explains the urgent need for anti-racism in education and explores how to teach about and for anti-racism.


  • Professor Alastair Bonnett has written a book on Anti-racism.
  • In this report, Robin Finlay and his colleagues discuss young people’s experiences of growing up in Sunderland, including their experiences of racism and Islamophobia.
  • This paper, by Professor Peter Hopkins and colleagues, discusses the ways in which diverse ethnic groups (and not only Muslims) experience Islamophobia as a result of being mistaken for being Muslim.
  • In this video, you can listen to the keynote presentations at the 2016 British Sociological Association annual conference by Professors Claire Alexander and Anoop Nayak.

The links below will allow access to a number of BAFTA-nominated director, Tina Gharavi's documentaries.

  • Last of the Dictionary Men - A documentary recording the history of the South Shields Yemeni community.
  • King of South Shields - The story of how one person can have a lasting effect on the lives of many people.
  • I am Nasrine- follows the paths of Nasrine and Ali in a comfortable, middle-class Iranian home. When Nasrine has a run-in with the police, the punishment is more than she bargained for.
  • TRIBALISM IS KILLING US – an essay film about our shared past– an attempt to understand the science and social politics of division.
  • Award winning videos produced by Dr Ian McDonald who is a documentary filmmaker and Reader in Film Practice based in Newcastle University's Film@CultureLab.

WHO IS EUROPE? is about borders, migration and racism. It questions what Europe is, who ‘belongs’, and what the significance of the past is for contemporary social and political realities. Commissioned by CoHERE - a Europe-wide research project led by Newcastle University.

FREEDOM celebrates the political energy of Dr Martin Luther King Jr and underscores the ‘fierce urgency of now’. Dr King’s impromptu acceptance speech while receiving an honorary doctorate at Newcastle University in 1967 is set within an immersive visual and visceral experience of contemporary protests from both sides of the Atlantic juxtaposed with rarely and some unseen archive footage of Enoch Powell’s controversial visit to Newcastle.

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences