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Department of Sociology

Stuart Hall speaking at Trafalgar Square - Hall Family Archive

This Alumni Festival 2022 panel event explored how sociology can both inform and learn from global discussions of racism and racial justice.

Watch the event recording to hear Professor Manali Desai, Head of the Department of Sociology, Professor Mónica Moreno-Figueroa, Professor Ali Meghji and Dr Rachell Sánchez Rivera discuss the long trajectory of sociology and sociologists shaping anti-racist and anti-colonial struggles, as seen for instance in W.E.B. Du Bois’ co-creation of the NAACP, the struggles for self-determination led by Kwame Nkrumah, Julius Nyerere, and Amilcar Cabral, and the contemporary fight for prison abolition led by Angela Davis and Ruth Wilson Gilmore.