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Black men’s experiences of colourism in the UK - 8 February 2021

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To be a part of this online event, please email Dr Maren Elfert to receive the link.

Colourism, skin shade prejudice, adversely affects people of colour globally. However, how people of colour in the UK experience colourism has been neglected by researchers.

Dr Aisha Phoenix addresses this gap in this talk. It draws on nine qualitative interviews with Black and Mixed Race heterosexual men that formed part of a larger study on colourism in the UK that Dr Phoenix conducted with Nadia Craddock.

It argues that Black men both experience and perpetuate colourism. It analyses men’s narratives about experiencing colourism, with a particular focus on men with dark skin being deemed ugly, being subjected to teasing and internalising the prejudice.

Aisha Phoenix headshot

About the speaker

Dr Aisha Phoenix is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centre of Islamic Studies, SOAS, working on the AHRC- and ESRC-funded Islam on Campus Project.

To be a part of this online event, please email Dr Maren Elfert to receive the link.


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