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Meet the Team

An introduction to the team that will be taking you through this course
The Teaching Team
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The Teaching Team

We are very excited to welcome you to this course. We are a group of academics drawn from across subject disciplines in the University of Bristol who are working together with other colleagues and stakeholders, in the Bristol community and beyond, to decolonise our University. We are:

  • Foluke Adebisi, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Bristol
  • Alvin Birdi, Professor of Economics Education, Associate Pro VIce Chancellor for Education Innovation, Director of the Economics Network, University of Bristol
  • Stephen Eichhorn, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Bristol
  • Marie-Annick Gournet, Director of Part-Time Programmes , University of Bristol
  • Madhu Krishnan, Professor of African, World and Comparative Literatures, Director of the Centre for Black Humanities, University of Bristol
  • Arathi Sriprakash Professor of Education, University of Bristol
  • Leon Tikly, UNESCO Chair in Inclusive, Good Quality Education and Global Chair in Education, University of Bristol

We look forward to sharing some of our own work with you in this course and we invite you to share your own experiences and thoughts in the discussion steps that follow in this course.

A large number of people contributed to this course. They are not responsible for any errors or omissions but we would like to warmly thank all of them.

Videos and interviews

  • Sarah Nuttall, Professor of Literary and Cultural Studies and Director of WiSER (Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research), University of the Witwatersrand
  • Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Professor at the School of Economics, University of Coimbra
  • Angela Saini, Journalist and author of Superior, the Return of Race Science
  • Judith Squires, Provost and Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Bristol
  • Olivette Otele, Professor of History of Slavery and Memory of Enslavement, University of Bristol
  • Eva Larkai, Medical student at University of Bristol and President of BME Medics
  • Marvin Rees, Mayor of the City of Bristol
  • Arjun Jayadev, Professor of Economics, Azim Premji University
  • Kenneth Creamer, Professor of Economics, University of the Witwatersrand
  • Suresh Naidu, Professor of Economics, Columbia University
  • Gurminder Bhambra, Professor of Postcolonial and Decolonial Studies, University of Sussex
  • Josie Gill, Senior Lecturer in Black British Writing, University of Bristol
  • Hemma Philamore, Senior Lecturer in Engineering Mathematics, University of Bristol
  • Shail Patel, retired, but previously Research Director for Digital Consumers & Markets, Unilever R&D
  • Angeline Barrett, Reader in Education, University of Bristol
  • Rafael Mitchell, Lecturer in Education, University of Bristol
  • Kirk Sides, Lecturer in World Literatures, University of Bristol
  • Su Lin Lewis, Senior Lecturer in Modern Global History, University of Bristol
  • Jessica Moody, Lecturer in Public History, University of Bristol
  • Ruth Bush, Senior Lecturer in French and Comparative Literature, University of Bristol
  • Joanna Burch-Brown, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Bristol

Contributors to Case Studies and other content

  • Babak Somekh, Senior Lecturer in Economics, University of Bristol
  • Danielle Guizzo, Senior Lecturer in Economics, University of Bristol
  • Shaun Olok-Jacobs, Undergraduate student, Chemistry, University of Bristol
  • Ceara Webster, Research assistant, University of Bristol
  • Na’Imah Laurent-Dixon, Research assistant, University of Bristol
  • Sama Zou’bi, BILT Student Fellow, University of Bristol
  • Michelle Jideofor, BILT Student Fellow, University of Bristol
  • Emma Bloomfield, BAME Advocate, University of Bristol
  • Shaun Olok-Jacobs, BAME Advocate, University of Bristol

We would also like to thank the following

  • Elena Christie, Senior Project Manager, University of Bristol
  • Staff at Econfilms
  • Rosey Crow, University of Bristol
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