Summer School 2023: Race, Class and 'Crises'

3 Aug 2023, 4:30 p.m.

On the 3rd and 4th of August, Connected Sociologies will partner with the Knowledge is Power programme at BSix Sixth Form College in Hackney for a two-day in-person summer school exploring race, class and ‘crises’. Over the two days we will look at the politics of race and class in the context of the manifold crises confronting us today - from the crisis of policing to the looming climate disaster - and the ways in which we can collectively forge alternative futures and a more hopeful present.

Each day attendees will be able to choose to attend sessions held in three different rooms based on their interests reflecting these broad themes.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Dr Emma Jackson (Goldsmiths)
  • Dr Jas Nijjar (Surrey)
  • Professor Gurminder Bhambra (Sussex)
  • Dr Cindy Ma (Oxford)
  • Dr Adam Elliott-Cooper (Queen Mary)
  • Martin Spafford
  • Dr Sita Balani (Queen Mary)
  • Another History is Possible
  • Dr Amit Singh (UCL)
  • Remi Graves
  • Dr Onni Gust (Nottingham)
  • Dr Karis Campion (De Montfort University)
  • Professor Michaela Benson (Lancaster)
  • Dr Shabna Begum (Runneymede Trust)
  • Dr Sivamohan Valluvan (Warwick)
  • Professor Karim Murji (University of West London)
  • Dr John Narayan (King’s College London & IRR)
  • Professor Ben Rogaly (Sussex)
  • Dr Bal Sokhi-Bulley (Sussex)
  • Professor Gargi Bhattacharyya (UEL)
  • Dr Chantelle Lewis (Oxford & Surviving Society Podcast)
  • Katie Spark
  • Land in Our Names

Full programme TBA

This event is free to attend and is targeted at sixth-formers, undergraduates, teachers and interested members of the public. Lunch will be provided free of charge on both days. For any questions about the Summer School, or if you are a teacher or youth worker wishing to bring a group of students, please email

This event is hosted by the Connected Sociologies Curriculum Project and the Knowledge is Power programme at BSix.

The Connected Sociologies Curriculum Project is an educational platform that provides open-access resources for students, teachers and academics who are interested in ‘decolonising’ school, college and university curricula. The Connected Sociologies Curriculum Project is a project of the Sociological Review Foundation.

The Knowledge is Power programme is a parallel curriculum of events and workshops to discuss some of the major issues facing society and young people today. It is a place for students to share experiences of the world, to make greater sense of those experiences, and to build Knowledge and Power upon them.