Professor Keon West and Dr Emily Zobel Marshall
The University of Surrey proudly hosted two guest lectures for Black History Month 2022 event as part of the Surrey Black Scholars Programme. The Surrey Black Scholars Speakers initiative is a series of lectures and discussions taking place in-person at the University of Surrey.
The OfS and UKRI-funded project is designed to provide Black British students with the resources, support and environment necessary to achieve excellence and pursue rich and rewarding careers after graduation. Through embedding sustainable initiatives that build a pipeline for Black students, enhance experience and provide a career boost, we will improve our inclusive culture and race equity at Surrey to benefit our whole postgraduate community.
In October 2022, the university invited two distinguished academics to the Stag Hill Campus: Professor Keon West of Goldsmiths, University of London and Dr Emily Zobel Marshall of Leeds Beckett University. You can find out a little more about the speakers and discussants below, and follow the links to recordings of both events.
The Surrey Black Scholars Speakers initiative is a series of lectures and discussions taking place in-person at the University of Surrey.
Professor Keon West – Identity, Prejudice and Body Image
Professor Keon West is a Professor of Social Psychology at Goldsmiths University, the Director of Equalab, the President-Elect of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (founded 1936), and an editorial board member for the journal Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. Professor is an expert on Black male body image, homophobia in the Caribbean and intergroup processes and conflicts within the field of social psychology.
Dr Harriet Tenenbaum is a Reader in the School of Psychology, University of Surrey. She is co-editor of the British Journal of Developmental Psychology, and she researches children’s understanding of intergroup relations, discrimination, and rights. Dr Tenenbaum’s latest book, A School for Everyone, is an illustrated discussion tool designed to address pressing social issues for children helps teachers, parents and professionals caring for children to alleviate young people’s worries and opens up conversations on tricky topics.
You can view the video here or at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpAoePgKu78
Professor Keon West is a Professor of Social Psychology at Goldsmiths University
Dr Emily Zobel Marshall – Carnivals and Tricksters of the Black Atlantic
Dr. Emily Zobel Marshall is a Reader in English at Leeds Beckett University. Dr Zobel Marshall’s research is informed by Postcolonial theory and spans a broad range of concerns, including examinations of constructions of identity (in particular hybrid and liminal identities), race and racial politics and Caribbean carnival cultures.
Dr Gabriele Lazzari is a Lecturer in Contemporary Literature at the University of Surrey. Working at the intersection of comparative literature and novel theory, his research focuses on how contemporary literature engages with transnational migrations and the legacies of colonial and racial modernity.
You can view the video here or at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9JIm-nek1E
Dr. Emily Zobel Marshall is a Reader in English at Leeds Beckett University