Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)


Professor Tariq Jazeel appointed as Co-Director of the Sarah Parker Remond Centre

4 August 2022

Professor Tariq Jazeel will join the Sarah Parker Remond Centre as Co-Director from September 2022

Tariq Jazeel photo

Tariq Jazeel, Professor of Human Geography and Co-Founder of UCL's Centre for the Study of South Asia and the Indian Ocean World, will be joining Professor Paul Gilroy as Co-Director of the Sarah Parker Remond Centre for the Study of Racism and Racialisation from September 2022 on a 12-month secondment.

Professor Paul Gilroy, Founding Director of the Sarah Parker Remond Centre:

"Prof. Tariq Jazeel has been a valued contributor to, and stalwart supporter of, the Sarah Parker Remond Centre since its inception. We are all excited to be collaborating even more closely with him in this new chapter."

Professor Tariq Jazeel, Professor of Human Geography:

“I am very excited to be joining up with such an important research centre at UCL, whose students and staff I know are working on some of the most politically prescient issues of our time, and are doing so in the most humane of ways. This is an important moment for the Sarah Parker Remond Centre, and I’m looking forward to playing a small role in helping it towards its exciting future.”

Professor Tariq Jazeel

Tariq Jazeel graduated from the University of Sussex with a BA (Hons) in Geography and Environmental Studies. He completed an MA in Cultural Geography, and a PhD at Royal Holloway, University of London, before working there briefly as a Teaching Fellow. He was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Human Geography at The Open University, and then taught in the Geography department at The University of Sheffield from 2005 till 2013. He joined UCL in 2013.

Tariq has held visiting attachments at the International Centre for Ethnic Studies (ICES), Colombo, Sri Lanka (2005, and 2006), and the Department of Geography at the National University of Singapore (2012). He has also been a British Academy visiting fellow at L’École Francais d’Extrême Orient, Pondicherry, South India (2012).

He is an Editor of the journal Environment and Planning d: Society and Space, on the Editorial Collective of Social Text, former editor of the journal Antipode, and serves on the editorial boards of Geography Compass: Cultural Geography and Society and Culture in South Asia.

Tariq co-founded and co-directs UCL's Centre for the Study of South Asia and the Indian Ocean World, which is based in the College's Institute of Advanced Studies.