Transforming the Ivory Tower: Congrats to Competition Winners & Patron Professor Shirley Thompson

Transforming the Ivory Tower: Congrats to Competition Winners & Patron Professor Shirley Thompson

As the second edited collection in our Ivory Tower series Transforming the Ivory Tower is published today, we congratulate our Patron Shirley Thompson on her long overdue Professorship. She is now Professor of Music at the University of Westminster.

Congrats also to our competition winners: Sheila Freeman, Shardia Briscoe-Palmer and Sasha Mc Koy, who each win a signed copy of the book and the opportunity to participate at a future launch event, which is postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

EXTRACTS FROM THE WINNING RESPONSES
What action (s) have you taken in the past to resist, challenge or disrupt race and gender inequality?

“One of the most powerful actions I have taken recently was to say no to being part of a departmental level project after realising my participation was merely tokenism.”

How will you use the knowledge from the chapter to inform your future contribution to the mission of Black Sister Network?

“As a regular engager in critical race studies activities and events, I will continue to be involved in discourse and activism and share stories of how we, as Black women, can unite to fight oppressive practices.”

How will you use the knowledge from the chapter to inform your future contribution to the mission of Black Sister Network?

“I will use this knowledge to inform myself and others on how to combat intersectional injustice and to empower them within and beyond STEM.”

SHIRLEY THOMPSON OBE NOW PROFESSOR OF MUSIC

We send our heartfelt congratulations to our dear Patron Shirley Thompson OBE, on her promotion to Professor of Music at the University of Westminster. As a self-defined cultural activist , Professor Thompson deconstructs the complex and rich histories of African Caribbean people and their longstanding resistance against oppression, dehumanisation and subordination and their will to survive and thrive. Of special significance and relevance to the Ivory Tower Project is Professor Thompson’s creation of female characters of African descent in her operatic work. Examples of these are Sacred MountainThe Woman Who Refused to Dance and  Memories in Mind .

 

GET 20% OFF TRANSFORMING THE IVORY TOWER

To celebrate the publication of the collective work of the Black Sister Network, we are offering a 20% discount! Visit the book page  to:

  • View the synopsis
  • Read endorsements
  • Download a press release
  • Access the 20% discount code
  • Request a review copy

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