Nicola Rollock is a Lecturer within the School of Education, Assistant Editor of the Journal ‘Race Ethnicity & Education’ and Deputy Director of the Centre for Research in Race & Education.
She is interested in practices that enable and challenge the continued manifestation of racial inequalities in contemporary societies. Understanding the role of privilege and power which are often overlooked in race debates is a key aspect of this work. She is especially interested in the ways in which racially minoritised groups survive, strategise and work to create legitimate, meaningful modes of existence, belonging and notions of self within these spaces. Her work therefore engages with the concept of education in its very broadest sense to include both formal and informal sites of learning and social reproduction.
Critical Race Theory is central to her analyses and to facilitating an understanding of the ways in which intersecting forms of identity such as social class and gender work alongside race. She has found the counternarrative (storytelling) aspect of CRT to be a particularly powerful tool for helping to highlight the damaging impact of more subtle forms of racism.
Nicola has written for both academic and lay audiences and her work has appeared across several print media including The Guardian, The Evening Standard and The Voice newspaper.
Dr Rollock’s interests lay in understanding race inequities in contemporary societies and how racially minoritized groups survive, strategise and negotiate these inequalities.
Parents’ Strategies into Education & Employment (SEE project)
Funders: John Lyons’ Charity, British Foreign Schools Society
Forthcoming (Summer 2013):
Race, Racism and Education
Funder: Society for Educational Studies
The Educational Strategies of the Black middle classes
Funder: Economic & Social Research Council
The Stephen Lawrence Inquiry 10 Years On
Funder: StoneAshdown Trust