Dr Kehinde Andrews

Associate Professor in Sociology

School of Social Sciences
Email:
Kehinde.andrews@bcu.ac.uk
Phone:
0121 331 5526
Biography

Kehinde was previously a lecturer in Working with Children, Young People and Families; and Criminology at Newman University. He completed his PhD in Sociology and Cultural Studies entitled 'Back to Black: Black radicalism and the Black supplementary school movement' at the University of Birmingham.

In 2013, Kehinde published his first book 'Resisting racism: race, inequality and the Black supplementary school movement'. He is now director of the Centre for Critical Social Research, founder of the Organisation of Black Unity, and co-chair of the Black Studies Association.

Current Activity

Open access to articles by Dr Kehinde Andrews

Areas of Expertise
  • Race, racism and ethnicity
  • Black Studies
  • Ethnography
  • Community activism
  • Scholar activism
Memberships
  • Co-Chair of the Black Studies Association
  • Co-Convener of the British Sociological Association race and Ethnicity Study Group
  • Director of New Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies
  • Senior Fellow of the Yale Urban Ethnography Project
Teaching
  • City, Community and Culture
  • Public Sociology
  • Race, Racism and Ethnicity
  • Understanding Society
Research

Kehinde is currently engaged in a project examining the role of Black radicalism in contemporary organising against racial oppression.

He is interested in in supervising postgraduate research in the areas of race, ethnicity and racism; Black Studies and how communities overcome inequality.

Publications
Books

Blackness in Britain book series editor with Rowman and Littlefield International.

Andrews, K. (forthcoming) The Politics of Black Radicalism. London: Rowman and Littlefield International.

Andrews, K. and Palmer, L. (2016) Blackness in Britain. London: Routledge.

Andrews, K. (2013). 'Resisting Racism: Race, inequality and the Black supplementary school movement'. London: Institute of Education Press.

Book Chapters

Andrews. K (forthcoming) Black is a country. In Andrews, K. and Palmer, L. (eds) Blackness in Britain. London: Routledge

Andrews, K. (2014) Resisting racism: The Black supplementary school movement. In Clennon, O. (ed.) Alternative education and community engagement: Making education a priority. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 56-73.

Articles

Andrews, K. (2016) Black is a Country: Building Solidarity Across Borders. World Policy, 33(1): 15-19. http://wpj.dukejournals.org/content/33/1/15.full

Andrews, K. (2016) The Problem of Political Blackness: Lessons from the Black Supplementary School Movement. Ethnic and Racial Studies. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01419870.2015.1131314

Andrews, K. (2016) The Psychosis of White: The Celluloid Hallucinations of Amazing Grace and Belle. Journal of Black Studies. http://jbs.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/03/19/0021934716638802.abstract

Andrews, K. (2015). The Black Studies Movement in Britain: Addressing the Crisis in British Academia and Social Life. Aiming higher: Race, inequality and diversity in the Academy. London: Runnymede Trust. www.runnymedetrust.org/uploads/Aiming%20Higher.pdf

Andrews, K. (2015). The Black Studies Movement in Britain: Addressing the Crisis in British Academia and Social Life. Aiming higher: Race, inequality and diversity in the Academy. London: Runnymede Trust. View online

Andrews, K. (2014). From the ‘Bad Nigger’ to the ‘Good Nigga’: An unintended legacy of Black Power movement. Race and Class, 55(3): 22–37. http://rac.sagepub.com/content/55/3/22.abstract 

Andrews, K., Bassel, L., Winter, A. (2014) Report on the British Sociological Association Race and Ethnicity Study Group Conference ‘Mapping the Field: Contemporary Theories of Race, Racism and Ethnicity’. Ethnic and Racial Studies. 37(10): 1862-1868.

Andrews, K. (2014). Towards a Black independent education. Journal of Negro Education, 83(1): 5-14.

Andrews, K. (2013). Addressing the declining attendance in the Black supplementary school movement. Race Equality Teaching, 32(1): 35-39.

Andrews, K. (2013) The possibilities and dangers in urban ethnography. The Sociology Teacher, 2(3): 9-11.

Andrews, K. and Palmer, L. (2013) Why Black Studies matters and what it means. Discover Society, 2.

Op-Ed
The Independent

Beyonce's 'bootylicious' sexualisation of black women isn't inspiring - and her politics leave a lot to be desired, 11 February 2016

Open Democracy

Confronting the brutal reality: how to teach the legacy of transatlantic slavery, 10 February 2016

The Guardian

Racism is still alive and well, 50 years after the UK’s Race Relations Act, 8 December 2015

10 years on from the Lozells riots, nothing has changed for those in poverty, 23 October 2015

We need to revive the revolutionary spirit of the Pan-African Congress, 15 October 2015

It’s Britain that needs to ‘move on’ over slavery – away from the myths, 1 October 2015

Reach out to black communities, Corbyn. Don’t let Labour fail us again, 15 September 2015

It’s a degree, not a ticket to a job, 20 August 2015

Why Britain’s schools are failing to tackle racism, 12 August 2015

Stop and search is a disgrace across the UK – not just in our cities, 7 August 2015

Black Britons face a double whammy – failed race relations law, now budget cuts, 28 July 2015

Obama’s N-word interview shows America needs action, not talk, on race, 24 June 2015

There’s no such thing as the black vote – this election proves it, 26 May 2015

Is art installation Exhibit B racist?, 27 September 2014

Exhibit B, the human zoo, is a grotesque parody – boycott it, 12 September 2014

INVITED PAPERS

Appropriation and Marginalisation: the Paradox of the use of Black Cultures in the West. April 2016, Black Cultures across Europe and the United States in the XX Century: Critical Perspectives, Methodologies, and Case Studies, University of Piedmont, Italy

Why is My Curriculum White? April 2016, University of Lancaster.

Generative crises and the building of sociological futures: Committing sociology in the contemporary academic terrain? April 2016, British Sociological Association Education Stream Plenary, Aston University.

Selective empathy. January 2016, Warwick Anti-War Society, University of Warwick.

Understanding racism and immigration. January 2016, Coventry Refugee and Asylum Seeker Group.

Race and attitudes to the poor. November 2015, Locality Convention, Liverpool.

Why is my curriculum white? November 2015, Pan African Student Society, Queen Mary’s University.

Blackness and Activism. October 2015, Postcolonial Studies Seminar Series, Nottingham Trent University.

Black is a country: Black people in the West as a colonised minority. October 2015, October Dialogues Conference, Centre for Research in Race and Rights, University of Nottingham.

Diversity in UK universities. October 2015, University of Warwick Festival of the Imagination.

Malcolm X and the Race Relations Act. October 2015, Black History Month Keynote, The Drum Arts Centre.

Political legacy of Malcolm X. October 2015, University of Bradford Students Union.

Malcolm X: 50 years on. October 2015, University of Wolverhampton Students Union.

From Ferguson and Baltimore to London, Birmingham and Leeds: Connecting Black British and American scholar-activists in the struggle against racial inequality. August 2015, Association of Black Sociologists Conference, Chicago.

The centrality of Black agency in reconstructing historical narratives. June

2015, International Social Theory Conference, Cambridge University.

Critical scholarship on race and racism. June 2015, White Rose Critical Race and Ethnicities Conference, University of Sheffield.

Why race equality matters. June 2015, NHS BME Network Conference, London Hilton, Park Lane.

Decolonising the curriculum. May, 2015, NUS Black Students Conference, Milton Keynes.

Beyond violence. March, 2015, Frantz Fanon: Concerning the Psychoanalysis and Cosmopolitanism of Violence, University of Warwick.

It's time for Black Schools. February 2015, Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies Seminar Series, University of Leeds.

It's time for Black Schools. February 2015, Sociology Seminar Series, University of York.

Reshaping multiculturalism. January 2015 “Is Multiculturalism worth Re-shaping?’, ESRC White Rose Network, University of Sheffield.

The Black supplementary school movement. December 2014, RSA Investigate: Reimagining Supplementary Schools.

Western psychosis and the ‘human zoo’. November 2014, This is Not a Gateway, London

Conference Papers

Blackness and activism. October 2015, Blackness in Britain Keynote, Birmingham City University.

Malcolm X fifty years on: Black Power and coloured cosmopolitanism (with J Narayan). April, 2015. British Sociological Association Conference, Glasgow Caledonian University.

Western psychosis and the ‘human zoo’. November, This is Not a Gateway, London (invited)

The post-racial slavery narrative. September 2014, Radical Histories of Race, University of Brighton

Where have all the radicals gone? April 2014, British Sociological Association Annual Conference, University of Leeds

Towards an engaged ethnography. April 2014, Yale Urban Ethnography Conference

The pitfalls of political blackness. April 2013, British Sociological Association Annual Conference, London

Towards a Black Independent Education. September 2012, International Institute of Social and Economic Research, Lisbon.

Black is a Country: Black people in the west as a colonised minority. July 2011, BSA Theory Group: Rethinking the Modern, Birmingham Institute.

Birmingham Sociology: A very public death. With Nicole Curato and John Narayan, April 2011, British Sociological Association Conference, London School of Economics.

Saturday Schools: How the West Indian child was given the opportunity to be educationally normal. July 2010, Society for Caribbean Studies Conference, Southampton.

Moving the Mountain: The limits of Critical Race Theory. June, 2009, Critical Race Theory: What is to be Learnt? What is to be Done?, Institute of Education, London.

Blackness: Fluid, hybrid & essential. April, 2009, British Sociological Association Conference, Cardiff.

The Problem of Should: Bringing values and action to the centre of research. September 2008, International Sociological Association 1st Annual Forum, Barcelona.

Black Racial Identity Development. April 2006, South West Undergraduate Conference, University of Bath

Diversity at What Cost? April 2005, Harvard Graduate School of Education Diversity Conference.

Work With Industry

In 2013, Dr Kehinde Andrews published his first book 'Resisting racism: race, inequality and the Black supplementary school movement'. He is now director of the Centre for Critical Social Research, founder of the Organisation of Black Unity, and co-chair of the Black Studies Association.

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