CFP: Racing Class/Classing Race: New Directions in the Sociology of Education

A BSA Early Career Forum Regional Event
Monday, 6 June 2022
10am – 5pm
Brunel University London, Kingston Lane Uxbridge UB8 3PH

Proposals for oral presentations are invited for this BSA Early Career Forum supported one-day in-person event which will drive fresh conversations around the intersection of race and social class within the sociology of education and beyond. In recent years, post-racial ideologies that deny the existence of structural racism has gathered pace in the UK.

At the same time, race- and class-based inequalities have been pitted against each other. These discourses not only fail to grasp the complexities of the issues in hand, but actively deflect attention away from the way racial and classed inequalities within education are interlocked and co-constituted. The COVID-19 pandemic too has laid bare the deep seated racial and classed inequalities in contemporary Britain, which pose challenges to existing sociological frameworks.

Against this backdrop, it is more relevant than ever before to bring together both established and early career sociologists working on the intersection of social class and race to reflect on the current state of affairs, showcase ongoing research projects in the field of education, build networks and further our collective struggle for a more just and equal society. Oral presentations must engage with issues of race and class as they are constructed, represented and experienced in diverse educational settings.

Key Dates:
• Deadline for submission of abstracts (300 words): 2nd May 2022
• Decision communicated by: 9th May 2022
• Date of the event: 6th June 2022

Please send 300-word abstracts (with 50-word bio-note) and enquiries to Dr Utsa Mukherjee (utsa.mukherjee @

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
• Prof Sally Tomlinson (University of Oxford and Goldsmiths University of London)
• Dr Pere Ayling (University of Suffolk)

[Please Note: The event will take place at the Uxbridge Campus of Brunel University London with a possibility for remote participation, if needed]