Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)


IAS welcomes Professor Paul Gilroy

1 August 2019

It is with enormous pride and excitement that the Institute of Advanced Studies welcomes Professor Paul Gilroy into the UCL academic community as UCL’s new Professor of the Humanities and Founding Director of the new Centre for the Study of Race and Racism.

Professor Paul Gilroy by Lola Paprocka

Paul is responsible for establishing a vibrant new interdisciplinary research centre that harnesses scholarship from across UCL in the critical study of race as well as the history, theory and politics of racism and its effects. The Centre will be outward facing and aims to become a hub for radical scholarship and engaged thinking, drawing in scholars, activists, policy makers and students from across UCL’s faculties, from London, the UK and internationally. In addition to the Director, the Centre will be staffed initially by an administrator and two lecturers and will attract doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows as well as establishing a new MA programme for students interested in exploring processes of racialization, racialized experience and racism in global, trans-historical and multi/interdisciplinary ways.

We reach out to our friends and colleagues across London, Britain and further afield to join Paul in creating a unique intellectual and pedagogic community that can help us to address the dangers and threats that confront us in an ever bifurcated and divided world.

Read more about Paul here.

Photo credit: Lola Paprocka