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The Centre for Research in Race & Education (CRRE) is delighted to welcome two new members who have been appointed to highly prestigious positions following international searches through university-wide competitive processes. 

Professor Kalwant Bhopal will join us in January 2017 as a Professorial Research Fellow in Race and Education. Kalwant was previously Professor of Education and Social Justice at the University of Southampton. Her areas of interest and expertise are centred around the achievements and experiences of minority ethnic staff and students. Her research specifically explores how intersectionality, processes of racism, exclusion and marginalisation operate in predominantly White spaces with a focus on social justice and inclusion. She is Visiting Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has recently been appointed Visiting Professor at Kings College London (Department of Education and Professional Studies). 

Dr Claire E. Crawford has been appointed as BRIDGE Research Fellow in Diversity, Race and Education, as part of the University’s BRIDGE agreement with the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Previously Claire has taught at Cardiff University and lectured in FE. Her doctoral research focused on the racialized processes of selection and exclusion in a US High School. Claire’s BRIDGE research will critically examine U.K. and U.S. government published attainment statistics and related policy pronouncements, building into a detailed cross-national study of how the ‘achievement gap’ is constructed, managed and policed on either side of the Atlantic. Read her full profile