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Join us for this year's Social Science Undergraduate Lecture. 


Dr Kehinde Andrews, Associate Professor of Sociology at Birmingham City University.

Kehinde Andrews has been widely referred to as the UK’s ‘first professor of Black Studies’ after having founded Europe’s first Black Studies degree programme at Birmingham City University in 2017. Andrews is director of the Centre for Critical Social Research, founder of the Organisation of Black Unity, and co-chair of the Black Studies Association. An outspoken critic of racism in British higher education, Dr Andrews is a regular media commentator on race, racism and social and educational injustice in the United Kingdom.

Dr Andrews’ latest book is entitled Back to Black: Retelling Black Radicalism for the 21st Century and traces the history of Black radical politics in the UK. Back to Black argues that racism is inexorably embedded in the fabric of British society and that it can never be overcome unless by enacting change outside of this suffocating system.  This analysis of the role of Black radicalism in contemporary organising against racial oppression builds on Kehinde’s previous book Resisting Racism: Race, Inequality and the Black Supplementary School Movement that was also the topic of his PhD from the University of Birmingham.


If you would like to attend but are not a student or member of staff in the Social Sciences, or if you have any questions, please email Dr Daniel Conway [email protected]