Austerity, Ableism, Racism and Education

Research, Social Sciences, Students
Monday 13th October 2014 (14:00-18:00)
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The CRRE national seminar series, sponsored by the Society for Educational Studies (SES), has begun to establish a vital critical space where educators, researchers and activists engaged in race equality work meet together to discuss new research evidence and share their experiences.

The third seminar featured presentations by two leading international scholars and was hosted by the Centre for Gender Studies, SOAS.

Dreaming of Justice in Post-Austerity: Education, Inequality and the Lives we Hope to Lead

Professor Gargi Bhattacharyya is Professor of Sociology at the University of East London. She has written extensively in the area of ‘race’ and racisms, sexuality, global cultures and the ‘war on terror’. She is completing a book with Palgrave Macmillan on equality and justice in a post-austerity world.

Cuts Both Ways: Ableism, Racism and the Systemic Violence of Special Education

Dr Gregg D. Beratan is the Director of the ADAPT Rights Group (Mumbai, India.) He gained his Ph.D at the Institute of Education, University of London and is best known for his research on disability rights, youth identities and institutional ableism in education policy.

Venue: Room L101 (Lower Ground Floor), Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR