Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)


IN-PERSON: Book Launch: "Understanding and Managing Sophisticated and Everyday Racism"

25 May 2022, 6:30 pm–8:30 pm

Showunmi and Tomlin

You are invited to the LAUNCH of the Groundbreaking Book "Understanding and Managing Sophisticated and Everyday Racism"

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to







Sarah Parker Remond Centre


Room W3.01
Institute of Education
20 Bedford Way
United Kingdom

This event will take place in-person and will also be live-streamed. Due to ongoing Covid risks, this event may be subject to restrictions should the guidance for in-person events change. UCL strongly advises you to continue to wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces in settings where you may come into contact with people you do not normally meet (unless you are exempt). 

This event is sponsored by UCL, the Sarah Parker Remond Centre and 100 Black Men of London

'Understanding and Managing Sophisticated and Everyday Racism is essential reading. At once confronting, tender and sophisticated, the book centers Black women's lived experiences in a manner that critiques both national policy and every racism.

This book is beautifully written, with Victoria Showunmi and Carol Tomlin sharing personal trauma and triumph while at the same time offering insights that researchers, policy makers and everyday people seeking better understanding of race, racism and race relations will find helpful'.

- Jeffery S. Brooks, Head of School, Curtin University School of Education.

As distinguished academics and experts in their field, whatever they publish must be taken seriously. Join the authors, Dr Victoria Showunmi and Dr Carol Tomlin, to celebrate the completion and publication of this ground-breaking book, published by Lexicon Books, Rowman & Littlefield.

About the Authors:

Dr Victoria Showunmi is an Associate Professor at the University of London, with Research Interests in Identity & Leadership, Women's Development and Well-being, Gender and Race identity. She is also an Advocate for Social Justice in Society. Dr Showunmi is a popular speaker with universities and organisations around the world.

Twitter: @ShowunmiV

Rev Dr Carol Tomlin is an Ordained Minister and award-winning Educational Leader who, is currently the Principal and Director of studies at KS School of Theology. Dr Tomlin has a long and distinguished academic career both nationally and internationally and is currently a Visiting Fellow at the University of Leeds. Dr Tomlin is the Founder and Senior Minister of 2 churches, in Birmingham and Leeds in the United Kingdom.

Facebook: Carol Tomlin