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Durham University

Department of Sociology

Sociology Department Staff

Dr Jason Arday, BA Hons, PGCE, MA, MEd, PGCertTLHE, PGDip, PhD, fHEA

Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology

Contact Dr Jason Arday


Journal Article

Authored book

Edited book

  • Arday, J. & Mirza, H. S. (2018). Dismantling Race in Higher Education: Racism, Whiteness and Decolonising the Academy. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Chapter in book

  • Arday, J. (2019). Equality and diversity in teacher education: Developing an understanding of race and ethnicity in the classroom. In Teaching About Social Justice Issues in Physical Education. Hill, J., Walton-Fisette, J. L. & Sutherland, S. USA: Information Age Publishing.
  • Arday, J. (2019). Race and educational leadership: Where do we start? In Race, Leadership and Education in England: An Integrated Analysis. Miller, P. & Callender, C. London: Bloomsbury.
  • Arday, J. (2019). Understanding mental health: What are the issues for Black, Asian and minority ethnic staff at University. In The Springer Encyclopedia of Teacher Education: A Living Reference. Peters, M. USA: Springer.
  • Arday, J. (2018). Being black, male and academic: Navigating the White Academy. In Dismantling Race in Higher Education: Racism, Whiteness and Decolonising the Academy. Arday, J. & Mirza, H. S. London: Palgrave Macmillan. 161-174.
  • Arday, J. (2018). Understanding racism within the academy: The persistence of racism within higher education. In The Fire Now: Anti-Racist Scholarship in Times of Explicit Racial Violence. Johnson, A., Joseph-Salisbury, R. & Kamunge, B. London: Zed Books. 26-37.

Newspaper/Magazine Article


Indicators of Esteem

  • Editorial Board Member for Sociology :

  • Editorial Board, Educational Philosophy and Theory: Reviewer of Papers, Reviewer of Special Issue Proposals:
  • Lead Editor on Palgrave Race and Education Book Series:
  • The Centre for Labour and Social Studies (CLASS) National Advisory Panel Member:
  • Trustee of The Literacy Pirates :
  • Trustee of the Racial Justice Network:
  • Trustee of the Runnymede Trust:
  • UK Council for Graduate Education (UKCGE) Working Group on BME Participation in Postgraduate Research Member:
  • Universities UK Advisory Board Member on Racial Harassment in Higher Education:

Research Interests

  • Race and Education
  • Race and Class
  • Race and Social Justice
  • Race and Intersectionality
  • Cultural Studies

Teaching Areas

  • Sociology of Education (with Professor Vikki Boliver and Dr Sol Gamsu)

  • Societies in Transition (co-convenor with Dr Andrew Orton)


Media Contacts

Available for media contact about:

  • Education:
  • General policy:
  • Identity, ethnicity and culture:
  • Social and ethical inequality:
  • Music:
  • The Media:
  • Social Policy: Family, youth, race & gender issues:
  • Sociology: