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Durham University

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Race Equality Resources

There is a vast range of online and printed materials covering various aspects of race equality. For anyone who is interested to know more about this topic, below are some materials that may be of interest (most of which are in the context of education and workplace in the UK).


§ Understanding and overcoming the challenges of targeting students from under-represented and disadvantaged ethnic backgrounds by the Office for Students (2019)

§ Staying power: The career experiences and strategies of UK black female professors by Nicola Rollock (2019)

§ Investigating higher education institutions and their views on the Race Equality Charter by Kalwant Bhopal and Clare Pitkin (2018)

§ Race in the workplace: The McGregor-Smith review by Baroness McGregor-Smith, CBE (2017)

§ Addressing the barriers to BAME employee career progression to the top by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (2017)

§ Healing a divided Britain: The need for a comprehensive race equality strategy by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (2016)


§ Dismantling Race in Higher Education: Racism, Whiteness and Decolonising the Academy by Jason Arday and Heidi Safia Mirza, Eds. (2018)

§ Inside the Ivory Tower: Narratives of Women of Colour Surviving and Thriving in British Academia by Deborah Gabriel and Shirley Anne Tate, Eds. (2017)

§ Key Concepts in Race and Ethnicity by Nasar Meer (2014)

§ Racial Disadvantage and Ethnic Diversity in Britain by Andrew Pilkington (2002)

§ Race and Ethnicity in Modern Britain by David Mason (2000)


§ How structural racism works by Tricia Rose (2017)

§ Why race matters and how to talk about it by Alex Kajitani (2014)

§ How to talk about race by Eric Deggans (2013)

§ How I learned to stop worrying and love discussing race by Jay Smooth (2011)

REC Contacts

REC SAT Chair:

Prof. Simon Hackett, Associate Provost;

REC Lead:

Rachel Archbold, Head of EDI;

REC Facilitator:

Melanie Earnshaw, Policy Support Advisor;