TORCH Annual Headline Series Launch Event 2017
With funding from the Vice-Chancellor’s Diversity Fund and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, TORCH’s Annual Headline Series for 2017 is Humanities & Identities.
The series will focus on multiple research areas relating to diversity including race, gender, sexuality, disability, poverty, religion, class, and inequality.
Introduced by the Vice-Chancellor Professor Louise Richardson, this opening event brought together a panel of experts from across the Humanities and the cultural and political sectors to discuss "What does diversity mean to me?". The panel examined how diversity and inclusivity has shaped, and will continue to shape, the human experience and identity. We were joined by Deborah Cameron (Professor of Language and Communication, University of Oxford), Ellah Wakatama Allfrey (Editor and literary critic), Maria Misra (Associate Professor in Modern History, University of Oxford), Jay Stewart (co-founder of ‘Gendered Intelligence’), Marvin Rees (Mayor of Bristol) and Miles Hewstone (Professor in Social Psychology, University of Oxford). The discussion was chaired by Elleke Boehmer (Professor of World Literature, University of Oxford and TORCH Director).