Women of colour researchers in Scotland: A mentoring symposium

BSA Early Career Forum Regional Event

22 September 2017 (9am-5pm)
University of Glasgow (Room TBC)


  • Dr Ima Jackson – Glasgow Caledonian University


  • Professor Heidi Safia Mirza – Goldsmiths College, University of London
  • Professor Vini Lander – Edge Hill University
  • Professor Akwugo Emejulu  – University of Warwick

Women of colour remain under-represented throughout academia, particularly at professoriate and management levels. We can encounter specific challenges that relate to our identities and our scarce inclusion in various academic spheres. In Scotland, there is arguably a lack of visible role models for doctoral students and early career researchers, and with that a lack of support and understanding of our lived personal and academic experiences. Opportunities to participate in discussions with other women of colour in academia can be limited.

The purpose of Women of Colour Researchers in Scotland is to bring together women of colour doctoral students and early career researchers to participate in dialogue about their academic experiences. We also aim to explore how we might build a community of strategic support for one another. Three experienced and inspirational discussants will provide feedback and advice.

We intend for this event to be inclusive and interdisciplinary in nature and we look forward to welcoming you soon!

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