Transforming the Ivory Tower


Transforming the Ivory Tower: Models for Gender Equality and Social Justice

About the Book

This new edited volume is centred on transformation in teaching, research, professional and community practice aimed at addressing race and gender disparities with a particular focus on tackling whiteness as a recurrent theme in Inside the Ivory Tower. The new book is unique in providing case studies that highlight self-defined and negotiated pathways for race and gender equality developed by women of colour as change makers. It documents how the contributors navigate often hostile spaces within academia to create meaningful roles that contribute to social justice.

This research is significant in highlighting the often-unacknowledged contributions to the knowledge economy and wider society to advance race and gender equality.  Theorised from a Black feminist and critical race standpoint, these narratives privilege the lived experience, intellectual, social and cultural capital of women of colour.

Editor: Dr Deborah Gabriel


Rayvenn Shaleigha D’Clark

Dr Jenny Douglas

Dr Ima Jackson,

Dr Josephine Kwhali

Dr Elizabeth Opara

Aisha Richards

Dr Marcia Wilson

Dr Sadhvi Dar

Dr Udeni Salmon

Publisher: UCL Institute of Education press

Completion Date: October 2019