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A Picture of Kristie de Garis on a hill with a mountain in the background.
by Kristie de Garis  |  24th September 2021

One of the people featured in 'This Separated Isle', edited by Paul Sng, Kristie De Garis examines her own mixed-race heritage and the enduring trauma of racism through the generations. …Read more

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by Paul Sng Kristie De Garis and Amara Eno  |  21st September 2021

How do people navigate the tensions of an increasingly divided British society? In this episode of the Transforming Society podcast, Jess Miles talks about issues around racism, resilience and identity raised in 'This Separated Isle', with editor Paul Sng, Kristie De Garis, whose portrait and story appears in the book, and photographer Amara Eno.…Read more

by Vineet Thakur  |  24th August 2021

Vineet Thakur profiles the Indian liberal politician and roving ambassador Srinivasa Sastri, whose name has been largely forgotten in the romanticisation of his friend and political opponent, Gandhi.…Read more

by Teresa Crew  |  19th August 2021

Teresa Crew, Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at Bangor University, speaks about diversity in the academy and the importance of paying attention to the experiences of working-class academics.…Read more

As the new Premier League season begins today, Stephen Burrell looks at how Gareth Southgate’s team have been challenging our restrictive notions of masculinity.…Read more

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Mariela Neagu charts child protection policy shifts over the years, a history of good intentions that often led to abuse, lost childhoods and struggling adults.…Read more

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by Katy Goldstraw  |  26th July 2021

APLE Collective explains the participatory activism carried out during the pandemic which has been the basis of its new book Socially Distanced Activism. …Read more

Typewriter and the words 'Stories matter'
by Tracey Herrington  |  12th July 2021

Tracey Herrington introduces Thrive Teesside’s 'The Spirit of Teesside', a collective piece of writing that offers unique insights into the experiences of women living and working in Teesside.…Read more

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In this episode of the Transforming Society podcast, Rebecca Megson-Smith talks to Ann Oakley, author of 'Forgotten Wives', about how married women’s achievements are actively ‘disremembered’.…Read more

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Yee Man Louie, RMIT University in Melbourne, explores the unique challenges culturally and linguistically diverse communities face when experiencing domestic violence and reflects on her own lived experiences.…Read more