University of Texas at Austin

Addressing an Era of Transatlantic Racial Reckoning: Imagining Anti-Racist Academic Worlds in the United Kingdom and the United States of America

This program will bring together perspectives from faculty, staff, and students in five unique higher education environments—four in the United Kingdom, one in the United States—to identify and validate experiences of BIPOC members of their respective communities. Participants will identify commonalities and differences between the institutional contexts and engage in discussions about the shared and unique aspects of navigating an academic existence for BIPOC community members.


Faculty team members:
Richard Reddick, Ed.D., Professor, Department of Educational Leadership, College of Education 
Peniel Joseph, Ph.D., Professor, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs

Student team members:
Jayelon Evans, Applied Movement Science
Hailey Leal, Neuroscience

Ayotoluwafunmi Osunsade, Public Health/African and African Diaspora Studies
Pritika Paramasivam, Neuroscience/Health and Society
Sruthi Ramaswamy, Chemical Engineering/Plan II

Eddie Bankston, Psychology/Philosophy
William Cotton Hearne, Plan II/Government
Joshua Russell, Plan II/Rhetoric and Writing

Sai Annem, Biology
Breigh Plat, Sociology/Plan II
Zia Kinzy, Economics/Plan II

International partners:
Dr. Mike Mimirinis – University of West London, United Kingdom 
Dr. Peter Claus – Pembroke College, Oxford University, United Kingdom 
Dr. Kehinde Andrews – Birmingham City University, United Kingdom 
Dr. Ali Meghji – Magdalene College, Cambridge University, United Kingdom