Dr Gabriel is a leader in race, education, and social justice as the Founder and Director of Black British Academics. Her intellectual work is interdisciplinary and broadly focused on the dynamics of race, gender and culture and the relationships between race, power, privilege, and inequality from a critical race and Black feminist standpoint. As a consultant, she specializes in strategic approaches to equity, diversity and inclusion centred on social justice and transformation.
Dr Gabriel’s expertise around race, inequality and equity is much sought after. In addition to a steady demand for her consultancy services, she is also frequently called upon as a media commentator to provide clarity, evaluation and analysis of historic and contemporary issues and events. She has been interviewed across television, radio, print and online in the UK and US for a range of media outlets including BBC, Guardian, Independent, Times Higher Education and Huff Post.
Her journalistic work focuses on giving voice to the perspectives and experiences of marginalised groups and articulating issues around inequality. She has written for a variety of publications including Times Higher Education, Guardian and Independent.
As a Global Education Champion, Dr Gabriel is a member of the first national Global Partnership for Education collective, chaired by former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard.