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The Race, Class and Ethnicity (RaCE) interdisciplinary research network


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The Race, Class and Ethnicity (RaCE) interdisciplinary research network

The Race, Class and Ethnicity (RaCE) interdisciplinary research network was inaugurated in October 2018. 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.

Who we are

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.

Membership of Race

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

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