Racism in the Body of the Academy: Statues and Classrooms


nirmal puwar

The University of Oxford's Black and Minority Ethnic Staff Network with Equality and Diversity Unit invites you to this year's Black History Month talk with Dr Nirmal Puwar entitled: 'Racism in the body of the Academy: statues and classrooms'.

Nirmal Puwar is Reader in the Sociology Department of Goldsmith’s College, University of London, where she has lectured for over ten years. She has authored Space Invaders: race, gender and bodies out of place (2004). The concept of Space Invaders has been developed and discussed in a number of institutional sectors. Puwar has co-edited 17 Collections, including: Post-colonial Bourdieu; Orientalism and Fashion; Intimacy in Research; Live Methods and, South Asian Women in the Diaspora. A number of her writings have been translated into different languages. She was Co-Director of the Methods Lab for over ten years, undertaking projects to re-think, stretch and connect the very walls of the academy beyond the academy. She takes a critical historical approach to ‘public engagement’ and has worked collaboratively using creative methods.

Please register to secure your free ticket here


Humanities & Identities
The Long History of Identity, Ethnicity and Nationhood
Race and Resistance across Borders in the Long Twentieth Century

Contact name: Daphne Cunningham
Contact email: bubbladmin@eng.ox.ac.uk
Audience: Open to all