Skip to content

Influencing Change in the Midst of Changing: Black Women in Academia

Date and time
Tuesday 11 October 2022, 12:00 BST to 13:30 BST
Attendance and participation
This is an online only event.
Student sitting in a lecture theatre

About this webinar

Please note this is a listening event, there will be no Q&A, comments or hand raises during the event on this occasion.  Speakers will discuss their own experiences of social inclusion in higher education.

As the nature of the conversation, we would like to indicate the importance of confidentially and anonymity, therefore there will be no recording of the event and those attending the event are advised not to capture or share any discussions outside of the event.

Panel members include:

Dr Sally Osei-Appiah - University of Leeds

Dr Sally Osei-Appiah Postgraduate Research Diversity Lead at Educational Engagement - University of Leeds

Dr Sally Osei-Appiah is the Postgraduate Research Diversity Lead at Educational Engagement   (University of Leeds). This new role which she took up in April 2022, enables her to lead on on-course support projects for underrepresented PhD students within Leeds as well as externally. Prior to her current role, Sally was a Research Fellow at the School of Law, and before that, a Teaching Fellow at the School of Media and Communication  (University of Leeds). As an academic, Sally’s research focus was on gender, media and politics with special focus on gendered political communication, digital campaigning, African media and politics and visual communication. Besides publishing for both academic and non-academic audiences,  Sally has also been involved in several public engagement events where she shared her expertise on women in politics, gender inequality, democracy and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa. She is Reviews Editor for the journal Information, Communication & Society.

Phoenix Nacto - Leeds Beckett University

Phoenix Nacto-Traore, Lecturer and PhD student in the Carnegie School of Education at Leeds Beckett University

Phoenix Nacto-Traore is a lecturer and PhD student in the Carnegie School of Education at Leeds Beckett University. She is also a member of the Centre for Race, Education and Decoloniality (CRED) at the university. 

 Her doctoral research focuses on collecting untold stories of British Caribbean women who love women; discuss the legacy of anti-homosexual legislation and homophobia as a result of colonization; and the ways in which that legacy impacts the British Caribbean LGBTQ+ community. She has a specialized interest in Black Queer Theory, Black Feminist Decolonial Thought, and Popular Culture. 

 Holding a B.A in Women’s Studies from Spelman College (U.S) and an M.A in Gender and International Development from the University of East Anglia (U.K), Phoenix remains dedicated to integrating the power of storytelling and theory through poetry and performance. She is also a passionate film enthusiast and patron of the arts.

Professor Uduak Archibong - Pro Vice Chancellor EDI, University of Bradford

Udy Archibong, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Bradford

Professor Uduak Archibong PhD MBE is the Pro Vice-Chancellor [Equality, Diversity and Inclusion], directs the Centre for Inclusion and Diversity and provides strategic oversight for equality, diversity and inclusion [EDI] across the institution. She is a Fellow of the West African College of Nursing and a Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing. She was listed in the New Year Honours list 2015 and was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire for her contributions to higher education and equality.

Dr Tiffany Holloman - Project Manager, Brad-ATTAIN & YCEDE, University of Bradford

Dr Tiffany Holloman, Project manager for Brad-ATTIAN and YCEDE in the Centre for Inclusion and Diversity at the University of Bradford.

Dr Tiffany R Holloman is a project manager for Brad-ATTIAN and YCEDE in the Centre for Inclusion and Diversity at the University of Bradford. She is co-founder and co-director of Same Skies Think Tank, as well as a part-time lecturer at RADA. Her sociological research examines race and education in the UK and US and her historical research investigates King James VI&I in Early Modern Britain. She is the author of several articles, chapters, as well as a co-editor of two books. Her activism stems from a desire to work with community members in the elevation of human development. She loves the Arts, NES roms, travelling, baseball, fishing, and chess.