We are delighted to welcome this year's speaker Professor Ann Phoenix for the lecture 'Who are we? Contesting and transforming racialised histories and futures in the Carolean era'.
  • Date 11 November 2022 - 5.00 p.m. - 11 November 2022 - 7.00 p.m.
  • Location St John's College Auditorium, St Giles, OX1 3JP

Set against the backdrop of the 21st century, the lecture will draw on the ways racialisation features in contemporary society to discuss three central issues:

  • Recognition that no one social category can explain differences, making intersectional perspectives crucial
  • Social disruptions make some previously unheard stories sayable, hearable and potentially transformative
  • Histories come alive in new ways at such times, revitalising the present and future in ways that make the contestations likely to mark the Carolean age important to all of us

Ann Phoenix is Professor of Psychosocial studies at the Thomas Coram Research Unit, Department of Social Science, UCL Institute of Education. She is a Fellow of the British Academy and of the Academy of Social Sciences.

The annual Sidney Ball Memorial lecture was instituted by Barnett House and named in 1920 after the first chairman of the Barnett House Committee, Sidney Ball. The event brings a distinguished speaker to Oxford every autumn to discuss key themes in social policy and intervention and it continues to be a highlight of the department’s calendar.

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