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Black British Feminism and Education

 
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In this course, Professor Heidi Mirza (Goldsmiths, University of London) explores Black British Feminism, its history and core ideas, and its relationship to the study of education. In the first module, we look at the origins of the Black British Feminist movement, focusing particularly on how it differs from the broader Black Feminist and Feminist movements. In the second, we think about Black Feminist theory, and especially its central concept of intersectionality. The third and fourth modules consider how Black Feminist ideas can inform our understanding of racial and gender discrimination in education, and how this discrimination shapes the educational experiences of Black and migrant girls. In the final module, we examine Black Feminist activism through the prism of Professor Mirza’s notion of the “quiet riot”.

About the Lecturer

Professor Heidi Mirza is Visiting Professor of Race, Faith and Culture at Goldsmiths, University of London. She has written widely on Black British Feminism and educational inequalities. She is particularly renowned for her pioneering work on the experiences of Black and Asian girls in school, most notably her 1992 book Young, Female and Black. Her other publications include Dismantling Race in Higher Education (2018, co-editor), Black and Postcolonial Feminisms in New Times: Research Educational Inequalities (2010, co-editor), and Race, Gender and Educational Desire: Why Black Women Succeed and Fail (2009).

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