Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)


IN-PERSON: Book launch: Temporalities of Mixedness and Blackness in Britain: ‘Making Mixed Race'

10 March 2022, 6:30 pm–8:15 pm

Making Mixed Race

Temporalities of Mixedness and Blackness in Britain: ‘Making Mixed Race’, a book launch event with Karis Campion and Remi Joseph-Salisbury

This event is free.

Event Information

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Sarah Parker Remond Centre


IAS Common Ground
Ground Floor, South Wing
UCL, Gower Street
United Kingdom

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This event is organised by UCL's Sarah Parker Remond Centre and DMU's Stephen Lawrence Research Centre.

Making Mixed Race
By examining Black mixed-race identities in the city through a series of historical vantage points, Making Mixed Race provides in-depth insights into the geographical and historical contexts that shape the possibilities and constraints for identifications.

The book centres around the life histories of 37 people of Mixed White and Black Caribbean heritage born between 1959 and 1994, in Britain’s second-largest city, Birmingham. The intimate life portraits of mixed identity reveal how colourism, family, school, gender, whiteness, racism, and resistance, have been experienced against the backdrop of post-war immigration, Thatcherism, the ascendency of Black diasporic youth cultures, and contemporary post-race discourses.

Join us in conversation with the book’s author, Karis Campion (Stephen Lawrence Research Centre), and Remi Joseph-Salisbury (University of Manchester), to discuss the contemporary dynamics and histories of mixedness and Blackness in Britain.

It will be of interest to researchers, postgraduate and undergraduate students who work on (mixed) race and ethnicity studies in academic areas including geographies of race, youth identities/cultures, gender, colonial legacies, intersectionality, racism, and colourism. The event will be followed by a reception with refreshments.

Making Mixed Race: A Study of Time, Place and Identity (Routledge, 2021)
To preview this title for free visit: www.routledge.com/9780367462918

About the speakers:

Dr Karis Campion is a Legacy in Action Research Fellow at the Stephen Lawrence Research Centre. Her current research focuses on barbershops and examines their function as counter-hegemonic spaces and key social institutions for Black communities in Britain. Prior to this role she was a Research Associate at the Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE) at the University of Manchester and held a lectureship at City, University of London (2018).

Her research interests span areas of (mixed) race/ethnic identity, geographies of race in urban space, intersectional inequalities, Black feminism, youth identities, anti-racism and institutional racism in education.

She sits on the editorial board of The Sociological Review, the UKCGE Working Group on BME Participation in Postgraduate Research and is an affiliate member of CoDE. Outside of academia she is a school governor and serves on the voluntary management committee of an adventure playground in Brixton, London.

Dr Remi Joseph-Salisbury is Presidential Fellow in Ethnicity and Inequalities at the University of Manchester. He has written widely on race, racism, and anti-racism, with particular interests in racism in education and policing. He is the author of 'Black Mixed Race Men', the Race and Resistance columnist at Red Pepper Magazine, and part of the Northern Police Monitoring Project and the No Police in Schools campaign.