E038 Surviving Society with the BSA: Derron Wallace

The racial politics of cultural capital: Derron recalls his journey through academia and what it was like being Black and from a working class background at University of Cambridge.

We discuss Derron’s reflections and research on Bourdieu and the racial politics of cultural capital. You can read more on this in his latest publication.

 

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Special thanks to Aaron Winter, Nasar Meer and the BSA for the support and funding that made our trip to Glasgow possible!

E031 Jason Arday: Growing up Black in the 90s

In this bonus episode we are joined by Jason Arday to relay our experiences of growing up Black in the 1990s, our relationships with popular culture and contemplate whether much has changed in terms of racialisation and racism in the UK. We share some cultural analysis through music, raving, gigging and finish with a little bit of academic fashion tips!

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E016 Black women in education with April-Louise Pennant

What does it mean to be a Black woman in the English education system? Special guest April-Louise Pennant talks about why she is researching the educational experiences of Black women, how those women have negotiated racism and sexism in schools and universities, and why it is important that those experiences are heard. Chantelle tells us about her activist work on getting more Black students to do PhDs, and we pull apart the reasons behind the media obsession with ‘grade inflation’. As usual, we’re ranty, we’re sweary, and we’re having a good time!

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E012 The Surviving Society Alternative to Woman’s Hour: Intersectionality

In our second Surviving Society Alternative to Woman’s hour we are breaking down intersectionality! Special guest Brenda talks us through her role as a children’s counsellor, arguing that women and children who have been victims of domestic abuse suffer further violence at the hands of the state due to cuts to vital services, Saskia discusses one of the ultimate feminist conundrums of body image, and Chantelle wants early career researchers to recognise that, despite shitty contracts and precarity, to work in academia is to be in a position of privilege. Throughout the episode, we try to bear in mind the ways in which oppressions can intersect along the lines of gender, class, ‘race’, migration status and perceived body size. Expect the usual strong language, ranting and laughter!

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