We are a global community established in 2013, committed to enhancing racial equity in higher education and society. Our work is project-oriented, consultancy-based, transformational and developed around a social justice agenda. Our Story

Our Mission 

  1. To enhance the voice and visibility of 1Black academics within higher education.
  2. To build intellectual, social and cultural capital within our communities through collaborative research and collective practice.
  3. To highlight the contribution of 1Black academics to the knowledge economy.
  4. To decolonise, democratise and diversify the institutional culture in higher education.
  5. To shape policy and practice around educational equity in higher education.
  6. To contribute to racial equity and social transformation in society.

How We Operate

  • As a self-funded, independent community, we bear the full operational costs of maintaining this website and our social media channels, marketing, content creation, strategic communication and the time and effort involved in developing and harnessing social capital and community-building.
  • We do not have the human resources to undertake searches or collect and analyse data outside the scope of the specific projects we work on.
  • Please do not treat our community as a FREE diversity database, as that would be to devalue the intellectual capital that we strive to cultivate and that we contribute to society, which is so often marginalised within mainstream channels.  Consider using our content promotion or consultancy services.
  • As people of colour, our work is marginalised within mainstream structures that operate through policies, systems and processes that perpetuate the very inequalities we strive to eradicate.
  • Democratic values like equity, are often subsumed by corporate objectives centred on profitability, within an increasingly marketised educational culture.
  • We believe that working towards social justice is best achieved outside such oppressive environments that do not reflect the ethnic and cultural diversity in society.
  • We operate as an independent, global community of academics and people who want to be agents of change, through co-creative partnerships on a not-for-profit basis.

Join Our Community

  • It’s free join our community – sign up HERE in one minute!
  • You’ll receive periodic updates, offers, invitations to attend events and participate in future projects.
1‘Black’ is used inclusively to refer to people of African descent, Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Chinese and multiracial backgrounds. While it is accepted that these groups are heterogeneous, we adopt this strategy to foster unity and facilitate collaboration. See our statement on racial categorisation and terminology.

Protecting Our Intellectual Capital

Black British Academics is a registered trademark with the Intellectual Property Office under trademark no. UK00003429981. All content on this site is copyrighted and we will seek legal redress for any infringements, appropriation or unauthorised use of our content.

Fake Sites Warning

Black British Academics was established in the UK by Dr Deborah Gabriel in 2013 and has no connection whatsoever with companies that may have registered similar domain names outside the UK. Please do not click on any of these sites as they are fake websites established for fraudulent purposes. This website registered in the UK is the only genuine Black British Academics site. For further information and advice about cybercrime contact:
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