Race and Leadership RIG Meeting

'Through the Looking Glass: Race and Leadership in the UK. Using and applying the theoretical lenses of dysconscious racism and homesociability'

Race and Leadership Research Interest Group (RIG) Meeting

Venue: Brunel University, London
Date: Tuesday 26th April
Time: 10:45 - 15:00

This session aims to deepen and expand debate and stimulate discussion of the ways in which ‘race’ is understood and deployed in the theory and practice of educational leadership. As such, it examines ‘race’ within and beyond the experiences of minoritised groups and incorporates ‘race’ as a social construct that applies to all.  Race then, is used as a prism through which to explore and interrogate issues such as; the gaze through which educational leadership research is constructed; monocultural leadership in multi-ethnic education spaces; access to and outcomes for those who participate in bespoke leadership programmes; the impact and interplay of policy on educational leadership theory and practice. The session hopes to bring together academics, postgraduate students and practitioners and those with an interest in race and leadership in a stimulating and topical debate. 

Confirmed speakers:

  • Professor Lorraine DeSouza: Pro-Vice Chancellor, Equality, Diversity and Staff Development, Brunel University London;
  • Professor Uvanney Maylor, Director, Institute for Research in Education;
  • Luke Burton, Education Consultant & former Headteacher;
  • Linett Kamala, Education Director for the Shared Learning Trust, Vice Chair and Director of The South Kilburn Trust, and former Headteacher.


10.45 – 11.15             Arrival and registration

11.15 – 11.30             Introduction to the day

11.30 – 12.10             Professor Uvanney Maylor, University of Bedfordshire  

12.00 – 12.50             Linett Kamala & Luke Burton, Education Consultants & Former Headteachers  

12.50 – 13.30             Lunch

13.30 – 14.10             Professor Lorraine DeSouza, Brunel University London

14.10 – 14.50             Panel & Group Discussion (chaired by Dr Christine Callender)

14.50 – 15.00             Closing comments

The deadline for registrations is Wednesday 20th April 2016. No registrations will be taken after this date.

Upcoming Dates for this event

  • Tue 26 Apr 2016
  • Wed 20 Apr 2016
  • Brunel University, London, ,

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