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Decolonising DMU: Events


A construction of race and identity: A case study of Bangladeshis and Somalis in Tower Hamlets

Dr Fatima Rajina, Legacy Action Fellow, Stephen Lawrence Research Centre, DMU

Wednesday 8 February 2023, 12.00-13.00

Hugh Aston 1.51 / Online

Dr Fatima Rajina will share her research exploring Somali-Bangladeshi relations in the London borough of Tower Hamlets, speaking about the making and unmaking of race. Previously, Dr Rajina has conducted research focussing on Bangladeshi Muslim communities in Tower Hamlets, Birmingham and Luton with a lens on citizenship and transnationalism. Her Phd research at SOAS delved into the changing relationship with dress and language among East End Bangladeshi Muslims. She will share her findings, insights and observations.

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Performing Race

Dr Javeria Shah, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London

Monday 13/02/23. 12:00 – 14:00

 Microsoft Teams

Drawing on her practice and research which conceptualises socialisation and racialisation as 'social performance' and her recent contribution to the Routledge Handbook of Critical Studies in Whiteness  Dr Javeria Shah will challenge us to re-frame our conversations on race and associated dynamics. She proposes a shift towards a holistic, contextual, and less polarised discourse moving away from a centralisation whiteness and erasure of melanated communities lived realities

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Any queries, please contact Kaye Towlson (