Although members of the steering committee are largely based in the social sciences, their research engages with a broad range of theoretical perspectives as well as utilising both quantitative and qualitative research methods. As such, the events organised by CREN will reflect this variety, and we encourage attendance and participation from those in the arts and humanities, as well as our non-academic allies.


Beth Kamunge

Beth Kamunge is a black-feminist Lawyer working on their PhD situated in the University of Sheffield’s Geography Department. Her research topic is the everyday, communal eating practices of black-feminist activists in Sheffield and Manchester (UK). In addition to being an active member of the White Rose Critical Race & Ethnicities Network (CREN), Beth is also the co-founder of the Food Studies reading group in the University of Sheffield. Outside of her research/activities Beth enjoys developing thrifty, ‘authentic’ Afro-vegan recipes and is a wannabe food writer.

Azeezat Johnson

Azeezat Johnson is a PhD student at The University of Sheffield. Their research project focuses on the clothing practices of Black Muslim Women in Britain. This combines theories on presentation and performance of identity in everyday spaces, moving beyond the hypervisibility of the headscarf in both public and academic debates. This project is funded through the ESRC White Rose Reshaping Multiculturalism Network.

Remi Joseph-Salisbury

Remi Joseph-Salisbury is a PhD student and seminar tutor at the University of Leeds. Based in the Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies Remi is using critical-race theory as a lens through which to consider the educational experiences of black mixed-race males in the UK and the US. Remi’s broad interests are in black politics, education and mixed-race identities.’

Katie Markham

Katie is a PhD student at the University of Leeds. Her thesis explores the role that museums and memorial sites in Northern Ireland play in shaping relationships between post-conflict communities in Belfast and Derry. As part of this project she is using a critical race perspective to consider ways in which discourses of whiteness have shaped reconciliation in Northern Ireland. Her PhD is funded through a White Rose network titled “Re-shaping Multiculturalism”.

Former Members

Muna Abdi

Ros Williams

Siyang Cao

Leona Satchell-Samuels

Tasnim Alahdal

Katucha Bento