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Annabel Wilson

Dr Annabel Wilson

Research Assistant

Research interests

  • Diversity
  • Reduced inequalities (SDG 10)
  • Equality
  • Education
  • Sociology

Biography

Dr Annabel Wilson is a Research Assistant on the ‘Understanding colourism among young people in the UK’ project.

She is a Black feminist scholar and an early career sociologist of education committed to the study of racialisation and educational inequality as it is experienced and reproduced. Annabel’s PhD research followed the lives of Black ‘mixed race’ young people and their family members, exploring the development of racialised subjectivity and its effects on social action. Her research dwells at the intersections of race, gender, class, and the life course. She is interested in how the significance of ‘race’ is learnt, negotiated, and reproduced through relationships, interactions, and across social space.

She has also conducted research on young people’s experiences of education for Bristol City Council, Health Services for the NHS, and Sexual Exploitation Services for the Police.

Previously, Annabel worked as a Research Associate and Project Manager, for Goldsmiths University as part of the Surviving Storms | Caribbean Cyclone Cartography Project (2019-22), funded by the UKRI Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).

From Cardiff University, Annabel has an ESRC-funded PhD in Education and Master’s in Social Research, and from the University of the West of England, she has a PostGraduate Diploma in Business Management, and a BA in Sociology.

Research interests

  • Racialisation.
  • Social class.
  • Family.
  • Education.
  • Inequality.

Research

women at wokr
Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR)

The Centre for Public Policy Research is an interdisciplinary research centre research developing critical analyses of social change and social in/justice in education and other policy arenas, sectors and contexts to inform national and international policy debate, social activism, and personal, professional and organisational learning.

Family of Black Americans
Understanding colourism among young people in the UK

This research explores how colourism, skin shade prejudice, is understood, negotiated and/or perpetuated by young people in the UK.

Project status: Ongoing

Research

women at wokr
Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR)

The Centre for Public Policy Research is an interdisciplinary research centre research developing critical analyses of social change and social in/justice in education and other policy arenas, sectors and contexts to inform national and international policy debate, social activism, and personal, professional and organisational learning.

Family of Black Americans
Understanding colourism among young people in the UK

This research explores how colourism, skin shade prejudice, is understood, negotiated and/or perpetuated by young people in the UK.

Project status: Ongoing