The Race, Class and Ethnicity (RaCE) interdisciplinary research network was approved in October 2018 and officially launched in March 2019. It was developed as a response to the current and historic realities woven into the lived experiences of race, class, and ethnicity in everyday locations.
Principal convenor – Dr Donna Chambers is Professor of Tourism in the Faculty of Business, Law and Tourism.
Donna’s research focuses on how people and places are represented, particularly in terms of race and gender. She is especially interested in intersectional research which seeks to explore how several identity categories interrelate to create disadvantage or privilege.
Deputy convenor – Dr Dirisa Mulindwa is the Assistant Head of Academic Operations at the University of Sunderland in London.
Dirisa's research focuses largely on development in local communities of the Global South and brings together the concepts of tourism, community development, community empowerment, conservation, poverty alleviation and participation.
Benjamin Olusola Ajibade – Senior Lecturer in Nursing
Dr Rick Bowler – Senior Lecturer in Community and Youth Work Studies
Professor Mike Collier – Professor of Visual Art
Andrew Dalton – Senior Lecturer in Sociology
Ifeoma Dan-Ogosi – Lecturer and Doctoral student, University of Sunderland in London
Dr Paul Davis – Senior Lecturer in Sociology of Sport
Professor Amal Ali Elkordy – Professor of Pharmaceutics
Dr John Fulton – Director of Postgraduate Research
Nicholas Glean – Senior Lecturer in Video and New Media
Professor Dr Beryl Graham – Professor of New Media Art
Dr Peter Hayes – Senior Lecturer in Politics
Dr Patrick Igulot – Lecturer, University of Sunderland in London
Ruphine Obari – Doctoral student, University of Sunderland in London
Dr John Price – Senior Lecturer in Journalism
Dr Amina Razak – Researcher
Professor Angela Smith – Professor of Language and Culture