African Diaspora Postgraduate Student Seminars

** The group is now fully booked, but please join the waitlist so that we can keep you informed about any updates! **

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 three years ago by Dr William Ackah, Dr Robert Beckford and Dr Gabriella Beckles-Raymond is now expanding! The seminars will be held at Birkbeck but are open to students from any UK university at both Masters and PhD level.

During these 2 hour sessions across term one and two of the forthcoming academic year (the last Thursday of every month), 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.

  • 31st October 2019
  • 28th November 2019
  • 12th December 2019
  • 30th January 2020
  • 27th February 2020

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 Lecturer 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

Gabriella is a Senior Lecturer in Womanist Theology, Philosophy and Culture at Canterbury Christ Church University. She is also Program Lead for the Theology BA Program at London South East Colleges (Greenwich).


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