Centre for the Advancement of Racial Equality (CARE)
The Centre for the Advancement of Race Equality (CARE) draws together expertise from across the University, and believes equality, diversity and inclusion is a critical aspect of a healthy research culture. The centre promotes research, learning and teaching, and knowledge exchange activity engaged with issues of race, ethnicity, racial inequality, and positive change.
The centre represents a timely and important evolution within the University of Northampton’s wider focus on Sustainable Development Goals such as Reduced Inequalities, as well as being a Changemaker advancing social issues. CARE will be proactive to ensure it has a positive impact with its members at the university creating a wide range of partnerships with local, national and international organisations.
CARE aims to:
- Enable positive change through new research into issues of race, ethnicity, racial inequality.
- Promote better public understanding of histories of racism and intolerance, and engage with issues such as decolonising academia and society.
- Develop collaborations with a wide range of researchers, policymakers, activists and community groups in the advancement of racial inequality.
CARE aims to become an important centre for developing and extending critically aware cultures throughout UON, by bringing together strands of research and teaching excellence and inspiring new activity.
CARE will be a focal point allowing academics and other professionals at UON to create partnerships with local, regional and national organisations engaged with issues around overcoming race and racism within society. As well as aspiring to support external organisations, the centre will facilitate development of a wide range of bidding and research enterprise activities that underpin its objectives.
Centre for the Advancement of Racial Equality (CARE) Leadership
Special Interest Groups
Special Interest Groups (SIGS) are collections of staff members that work together on a single topic/discipline within the activities covered by the wider Centre. These SIGs engage with their communities through a broad range of activities building platforms of engagement, hosting events and writing publications.
Members of CARE are engaged in research into issues of diversity in teaching and learning, both at the university of Northampton and in a range of wider educational settings. This includes the development of equality diversity and inclusivity (EDI) training packages for a range of organisations.
The centre includes the Searchlight Archive Research Group, led by Professor Paul Jackson and Dr Daniel Jones, dedicated to the study of fascism and antifascism in Britain and internationally. It also develops training packages, on racism and the extreme right for councils, police forces and others.
You can view the centre’s researchers on PURE.
- Has Anti-Political Correctness Gone Mad?: The Case of the United Kingdom
- Pilkington, A., 7 Feb 2022, In: International Journal of Interdisciplinary Civic and Political Studies. 17, 1, p. 47-59 13 p.
- Pride in Prejudice: Understanding Britain’s Extreme Right
- Jackson, P., 22 Feb 2022, Manchester: Manchester University Press. 248 p.
- Campaigning for Justice: Anti-Fascist Campaigners, Nazi-Era Collaborator War Criminals and Britain’s Failure to Prosecute
- Hyland, S. and Jackson, P., 20 Jan 2021, The Palgrave Handbook of Britain and the Holocaust . Lawson, T. and Pierce, A. (eds.). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmilan, p. 201-218 18 p.
- Collecting Hate: The Ethics of Archiving and Researching on the Radical and Far-Right
- Jones, D., 21 Sep 2021, The Radical Right During Crisis: CARR Yearbook 2020/2021. Leidig, E. (ed.). Ibidem-Verlag, p. 341-346 6 p.
- The Far Right Has a History of Infiltrating the British Army
- Jones, D., 29 Sep 2020, Mainstreaming the Global Radical Right: CARR Yearbook 2019/2020. Leidig, E. (ed.). Ibidem-Verlag, p. 82-87 6 p.