In the article ‘Is race still relevant? Student perceptions and experiences of racism in higher education’, Dr. Billy Wong (Associate Professor in Widening Participation, University of Reading) explores the prominence of racism at a UK university, as part of his Student Experiences in STEM project.
Dr. Wong’s latest paper is co-authored with Reham ElMorally (PhD student in Political Science), Meggie Copsey-Blake (MA student in Education), Professor Ellie Highwood (Formerly Dean of Diversity & Inclusion) and Professor Joy Singarayer (Meteorology) – all at the University of Reading. The research, published in the Cambridge Journal of Education, unpacks how students from minority and majority ethnic backgrounds discuss the issues of race and racism in higher education. The paper highlights three contemporary student discourses of racism: the naïve, the bystander and the victim. For a short summary, click here. The paper also feeds into the ongoing Reading Race Review.
Wong, B., ElMorally, R., Copsey-Blake, M., Highwood, E., & Singarayer, J. (2020). Is race still relevant? Student perceptions and experiences of racism in higher education. Cambridge Journal of Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/0305764X.2020.1831441