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BAME Role Models

These academics were nominated by each School and represent academics from a wide range of subjects.

 

Norway

Angela Davis

American political activist, academic, and author. She emerged as a prominent counterculture activist in the 1960s working with the Communist Party USA, of which she was a member until 1991, and was briefly involved in the Black Panther Party during the Civil Rights Movement.
Submitted by School of Law & Social Sciences
Norway

Audre Lorde

Because she said: "Those of us who stand outside the circle of this society's definition of acceptable women; those of us who have been forged in the crucibles of difference and those of us who are poor, who are lesbians, who are Black, who are older and know that survival is not an academic skill. It is learning how to take our differences and make them strengths."
Submitted by School of Arts & Creative Industries

Bell Hooks

American scholar whose work examined the varied perceptions of black women and black women writers and the development of feminist identities. In the 1980s Hooks established a support group for black women called the Sisters of the Yam, which she later used as the title of a book, published in 1993, celebrating black sisterhood.
Submitted by School of Law & Social Sciences

 

Norway

Professor Carl Hart

The first tenured African American professor at Columbia University. Prof. Hart is an influential and vocal figure in the addictions field, who advocates for changes in drug policy which benefit vulnerable and marginalised groups in society.
Submitted by School of Applied Sciences
Norway

David Lammy

A British Labour Party politician, who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tottenham since 2000. After the 2005 general election Lammy was appointed Minister for Culture at the Department of Culture, Media and Sport
Submitted by School of Law & Social Sciences
Norway

Dr George Ofori

He joined the LSBU as Professor in Project Management in 2017 and is Director of Research and Enterprise at the School of the Built Environment and Architecture. He worked at the National University of Singapore for some 33 years, and was Head of the Department of Building. He is the Deputy Chairman of the International Board of the Infrastructure Transparency Initiative (CoST) and a Trustee of Engineers Against Poverty.
Submitted by School of Built Environment & Architecture

 

Norway

Harold Amos

The first African American male departmental Chair at Harvard University.
Submitted by School of Applied Sciences
Norway

Herbert Robinson

Herbert Robinson is currently Professor of Project Management and Sustainability Strategy and the Academic Lead/Director of Construction Management, Economics and Integrated Delivery (CMEID) Research Centre in the School of Built Environment and Architecture. He has won several academic awards including the British Council Award/Technical Cooperation/Construction Awards) (1986 -1989).
Submitted by School of Built Environment & Architecture

Imran Khan

Imran is a lawyer and visiting Professor for Law at LSBU. He is probably best known for his representation of the family of Stephen Lawrence during the private prosecution, inquest and public inquiry into Stephen’s Murder.
Submitted by School of Law & Social Sciences

 

Norway

Professor Jocelyn Elders

First black person and only the second women to become US Surgeon General, outspoken advocate for enlightened sexual health practices, major public health expert and administrator.
Submitted by School of Applied Sciences
Norway

John Obas Ebohon

John Ebohon is highly regarded by his peers and the international academic community. He was commissioned by United Nations Habitat to contribute to the 2012/2013 State of World's Cities' Report. Following from this, he was appointed to UN-Habitat Advisory Board for the 2016 World Cities Report & Urbanisation and Development: Emerging Futures. He joined LSBU in 2017/18 as Professor of Sustainability and Environmental Law in the School of the Built Environment and Architecture.
Submitted by School of Built Environment & Architecture
Norway

Joseph Kangwa

Dr. Joseph Kangwa is Associate Professor of Construction Management and Associate Head of Division in the School of Built Environment and Architecture and is Deputy Director of the Centre for Construction Management and Economics and Integrated Delivery (CMEID) at LSBU.  He has numerous publications and several successful PhD supervision in his specialist areas.
Submitted by School of Built Environment & Architecture

 

Dame Linda Dobbs

Dame Linda Dobbs

The first BME woman appointed as a High Court Judge and she is one of our inspiring lawyers
Submitted by School of Law & Social Sciences
Norway

Ruth Ella Moore

First African American woman to get a PhD in the Natural Sciences
Submitted by School of Applied Sciences
Norway

Sonia Leeyou

Sonia previously worked in an advice centre and the Law Centre as a housing adviser. She is interested in Housing Law, Community Care and Human Rights Law, Housing Policy and Social Welfare
Submitted by School of Law & Social Sciences

 

Norway

Stuart Hall

Stuart Hall was the most influential academic in the Arts & Creative Industries field: we wouldn't even be a School if it wasn't for him.
Submitted by School of Arts & Creative Industries
Norway

Dr Suki Ali

Dr Ali is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the LSE. Her main theoretical interests focus upon feminist postcolonial theory, research methodologies, visual culture and processes of identification and embodiment. Her work centralises the interplay between gender, sexualities, race and class and she has published research that engages these issues in education and family life. Whilst continuing to work within these areas, her current research explores processes of racialisation with specific regard to family life, identification and post-coloniality and knowledge politics and practices.
Submitted by School of Law & Social Sciences
Norway

Suzanne Scafe

She has published extensively about black British writing and culture and Caribbean women's fiction, including work on black British women's autobiographical writing, and she has worked with the Heritage Lottery funded Black Cultural Archives on their project to collect black women's oral histories.
Submitted by School of Arts & Creative Industries

 

Norway

Zulfikar Adamu

His academic and enterprise achievements include:
Feb '17 - Winner of The Royal Charter International Research Award (Worshipful Company of Constructors); March '17 - Winner of best Technical App (Team Vertigo) in Hackathon; May '14 - Winner of the "Agent of Change" award in recognition of work done towards embedding Building Information Modelling (BIM) into the taught curriculum.
Submitted by School of Built Environment & Architecture


BAME Projects Fund

LSBU and LSBSU have created a fund for BAME projects and events. You can submit your ideas on how you would like to spend the money here.

 


Student Gallery

Students from all walks of life took part in sharing their face as part of Black History Month. We belong to large a community of different demographics, faiths and cultures each with a unique and rich tradition that can't always be expressly conveyed for others to experience through words which is why the students have expressed their sentiments of support through imagery. With such a diverse group of enthusiastic individuals, each has a story to tell that can empower and encourage others to find out about their story.

 

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