Leading Routes is proud to be partnering with Birkbeck, University of London and The Transatlantic Roundtable on Religion and Race (TRRR) to host a seminar group focused on scholarly support and development for social science postgraduate students.
The group which was initially started four years ago by Dr William Ackah, Dr Robert Beckford and Dr Gabriella Beckles-Raymond is now expanding! The seminars will be held online and are open to students from any UK university at both Masters and PhD level.
During these 2 hour sessions (held on the last Thursday of every month at 6:30pm), Dr William Ackah and Dr Gabriella Beckles-Raymond will facilitate the seminars which aim to:
- Strengthen written and oral communication of Masters dissertation and PhD research
- Provide space for individuals to present their research ideas and encourage group discussions on research topics
- Offer an environment for peer and moral support through the research process
These seminars are specifically aimed at Black African Caribbean students.
You’ll have the opportunity to present but you’ll be expected to attend to support others in the group. If you join the group please hold the following dates.
- 29 October 2020
- 26 November 2020
- 17 December 2020
- 28 January 2021
- 25 February 2021
- 25 March 2021
- 29 April 2021
- 27 May 2021
- 24 June 2021
Sign up now as spaces are very limited! We’ll be in touch to confirm your place and details of the first session.
Dr. William Ackah
William is Senior Lecturer in Black and Community Geographies in the Department of Geography and Programme Director for Community Development and Development and Globalisation at Birkbeck University of London. He holds a PhD in Government from the University of Manchester and was 2016-17 Fulbright research scholar at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He is current chair of the Transatlantic Roundtable on Religion and Race
Dr. Gabriella Beckles-Raymond
Dr. Gabriella Beckles-Raymond (SFHEA) is an interdisciplinary philosopher, writer, and CEO of EQBR. She works to support graduate students of colour at SOAS and Birkbeck Universities. Gabriella’s research and writing focuses on what it means to live well and is particularly concerned with questions of love, moral psychology, and intersectional justice and ethics. She is and co-founder of the Black Thought Collective and a member of the Collegium of Black Women Philosophers and the Caribbean Philosophical Association.
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