The Challenge of Criticality: Researching Race and Racism in Contemporary Europe

Public lecture by Professor David Gillborn, School of Education, University of Birmingham.

The lecture will examine some of the most fundamental challenges facing researchers who are interested in inequity in ethnically diverse societies. For example, whose assumptions and insights should guide research? If we want to challenge inequity we need to gather relevant data, but, if there is ‘no such thing as race’, how can we ethically gather and analyse data in relation to racial and/or ethnic groups?
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About ...

David Gillborn is Director of Research, School of Education; Director of Centre for Research in Race & Education (CRRE), University of Birmingham, and editor of the journal Race Ethnicity and Education. David Gillborn received the Derrick Bell Legacy Award; the highest honour possible from the US-based Critical Race Studies in Education Association (CRSEA). David Gillborn is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS), a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), and a Laureate of Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), the US-based International Honor Society in Education.

David Gillborn is invited by the research group The History and Sociology of Welfare Work, Section of Education, Department of Media, Cognition and Communication.

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