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Professor Kalwant Bhopal

Director of the Centre for Research in Race & Education (CRRE) - University of Birmingham

Kalwant Bhopal is Professor of Education and Social Justice and Director of the Centre for Research on Race and Education at the University of Birmingham. Kalwant’s research focuses on the achievements and experiences of minority ethnic groups in education. She has conducted research on exploring discourses of identity and intersectionality examining the lives of Black minority ethnic groups as well as examining the marginal position of Gypsies and Travellers. Her research specifically explores how processes of racism, exclusion and marginalisation operate in predominantly White spaces with a focus on social justice and inclusion. Her research on this area has been used to inform policy making in higher education, particularly the development of the Race Equality Charter mark. Kalwant’s recent book, ‘White Privilege: the myth of a post-racial society’ was published by Policy press in 2018. She is working on a new book, ‘Elites and the making of Privilege’ (with Martin Myers) which will be published later this year.