Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies
The Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies (CERS) is an interdisciplinary centre at the University of Leeds established in 1998. It has an established international reputation for theoretically-informed, policy relevant research on racism and ethnicity. Core staff are based in Sociology and Social Policy and current research includes work on the racialisation of communist and post-communist contexts (Law), whiteness, power and emotions (Hunter), impact of the 7/7 bombings (Bagguley and Hussain), global culture industries (Tzanelli), postcolonialism and ‘political Islam’ (Sayyid), black aesthetics (Tate), Sikh and Muslim experiences (Sian) and ethnic relations and housing (Harrison).
MA Racism and Ethnicity Studies
A unique and innovatory postgrad programme combining 'leading edge' research-based teaching and systematic academic training in this interdisciplinary field.
Two major European research projects
TOLERACE, The Semantics of Tolerance and (Anti-) Racism in Europe: institutions and civil society in a comparative perspective, 2010-2013, UK team: S. Sayyid, Ian Law and Katy Sian http://www.ces.uc.pt/projectos/tolerace/pages/intro.php
EDUMIGROM, Ethnic Difference in Education and Diverging Prospects for Urban Youth in an Enlarged Europe, 2008-2011, UK team: Ian Law and Sarah Swann, http://www.edumigrom.eu/
WUN White Spaces Network
New theoretical understandings of whiteness and white identities and ethnicities have been developed and debated in the US, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and more recently Europe, including the UK, academic lead Shona Hunter, http://www.wun.ac.uk/research/white-spaces-network
WUN Xeno-racism and Extremism and Muslim populations in North America and Europe
CERS partners: Yasmin Hussain and Paul Bagguley http://www.wun.ac.uk/research/xeno-racism-and-extremism
Ten recent books
- Ian Law (2012) Red Racisms, racism in communist and post-communist contexts, London: Palgrave
- Ian Law and Sarah Swann, (2011) Ethnicity and Education in England and Europe, gangstas, geeks and gorjas, Farnham: Ashgate
- Rodanthi Tzanelli, (2011) Cosmopolitan Memory in Europe’s Backwaters, rethinking civility London: Routledge
- Ian Law, (2010) Racism and Ethnicity: global debates, dilemmas, directions, London: Pearson Books.
- S.Sayyid and AbdoolKarim Vakil, (eds.), (2010) Thinking Through Islamophobia, Global Perspectives, New York: Columbia University Press.
- Shirely Tate (2009) Black Beauty, Aesthetics, Stylization, Politics, Farnham: Ashgate
- Ian Law and Graham Huggan (eds), (2009) Racism, Postcolonialism, Europe, Liverpool: Liverpool University Press.
- Rodanthi Tzanelli, (2008) Nation-Building and Identity in Europe: the dialogics of reciprocity, London: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Paul Bagguley and Yasmin Hussain (2008) Riotous Citizens: ethnic conflict in multicultural Britain, Aldershot: Ashgate.
- Yasmin Hussain and Paul Bagguley (2007) Moving on Up: South Asian Women and Higher Education, Stoke-on-Trent: Trentham Books.
Institutional Racism in Higher Education: building the anti-racist university.
The Culture Craft
The Culture Craft is the blog of CERS to develop interventions and commentaries on matters surrounding racism and ethnicity in its broadest sense