No One Can See Me Cry: Understanding Mental Health Issues for BAME Academics, Professional Staff and Students in Higher Education

2nd July 2020 : 14:00 - 15:00

Category: Webinar

Research Group: Higher Education

Speaker: Jason Arday, Durham University

Location: Online

Convener: Simon Marginson

Audience: Public

Seminar Abstract


This seminar examines the impact of negotiating racial inequality and discrimination at university and the impact upon mental health. Aspects examined consider the impact of belonging, victimization, isolation and marginalisation on mental health and how this consequently affects university experiences for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) students and staff.


About the Speaker


Dr Jason Arday is an Assistant Professor in Sociology at Durham University in the Department of Sociology. He is a Visiting Research Fellow at The Ohio State University in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, a Research Associate at Nelson Mandela University in the Centre for Critical Studies in Higher Education Transformation and a Trustee of the Runnymede Trust, the UK’s leading Race Equality Thinktank. Jason is also a Trustee of the British Sociological Association (BSA). He sits on the Centre for Labour and Social Studies (CLASS) National Advisory Panel and is a School Governor at Shaftesbury Park Primary School in London.