The Centre for Research in Race & Education (CRRE) is delighted to welcome Dr Adrienne Dixson from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC) to the University of Birmingham for an extended visit during May 2014.

Dr Adrienne Dixson is Associate Professor of Critical Race Theory and Education in the Department of Educational Policy, Organisation and Leadership, at UIUC. Her scholarship focuses on the intersection of race, class and gender in urban educational contexts. Dr Dixson is co-editor of the Handbook of Critical Race Theory in Education (2013) and widely acknowledged as one of the most important figures in the new generation of critical race scholars internationally. She will be visiting the University of Birmingham for 12 days during May 2014 as a guest of the Centre for Research in Race & Education.

Dr Adrienne Dixon

 Dr Dixson’s visit highlights the strength of the relationship between CRRE and UIUC. It also complements the wider strategic partnership between the University of Birmingham and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, recently cemented by the signing of the BRIDGE (BiRmingham-Illinois Partnership for Discovery EnGagement and Education) agreement. Dr Dixson’s visit provides a direct example of how universities are working together to enhance their research, strengthen collaborations and demonstrate global impact.