Gilane Tawadros

Gilane Tawadros is the Chief Executive of DACS, a not-for-profit visual artists rights management organisation. She is a curator and writer and was the founding Director of the Institute of International Visual Arts (Iniva) which Stuart Hall chaired for over a decade. She is currently working on an anthology of Stuart Hall’s writings on the visual arts and culture. In the autumn, she takes up a new role as the tenth Director of the Whitechapel Gallery.

Vice Chair

Claire Alexander

Claire Alexander is Professor of Sociology in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Manchester. She has researched, written and published on issues of race, ethnicity, youth and migration in Britain for over 25 years. She is the author of The Art of Being black (1996), The Asian Gang (2000) and The Bengal Diaspora: Rethinking Muslim Migration (with Joya Chatterj and Annu Jalais, 2016).

Maria Amidu

Maria is a visual artist and producer of social projects. She has developed work at several organisations including at the Houses of Parliament, Turner Contemporary and PEER. She is also a programmer and writer for learning, and developed the Autograph ABP Archive Learning Resource and the National Maritime Museum’s Citizen Resource . Maria became a close colleague and friend of Stuart whilst working with him on the development of Rivington Place and the film The Unfinished Conversation (2012).


David Bailey

David A Bailey is a writer, curator and cultural facilitator. He is Director of the International Curators Forum (ICF). David met Stuart at Goldsmiths in the 1980s where their conversation about the black visual arts began. Years later, this conversation led to Stuart becoming the Chair of Iniva (the Institute of International Visual Arts) and Autograph ABP.


Becky Hall

Becky Hall is Stuart’s daughter. She studied literature before training as a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist at the Tavistock Clinic and subsequently qualified as a Psychoanalyst. She currently works in the NHS and in private practice.


Catherine Hall

Catherine Hall is Stuart’s widow. She is a historian and works on questions of race and empire in Britain and Jamaica. She led the Legacies of British Slave-ownership project at University College London for ten years, exploring Britain’s long history in relation to the slavery business. She is now the Emerita Chair of the Centre for the Study of the Legacies of British Slavery at UCL. Catherine has published extensively on questions of race, gender and empire.


Jess Hall

Jess Hall is Stuart’s son. He is a filmmaker and cinematographer. His feature film credits include Hot Fuzz, The Spectacular Now and Ghost in the Shell. In 2009 Jess was invited into the British Society of Cinematographers. In 2013 he was invited to become a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Based in California, Jess is a visiting lecturer at the American Film Institute.


Julian Henriques

Julian Henriques is a film writer-director, sound artist and Professor in the Department of Media and Communications, Goldsmiths, University of London. Stuart was a close friend of the Henriques family over many years.


Paula Kahn

Paula Kahn worked with Stuart as a Trustee of Iniva eventually becoming Acting Chair. She then became Chair of Camden Arts Centre. She was Chief Executive of Longman, the international education publisher and subsequently MD of Phaidon Press. Currently Chair of the Advisory Board of the Wellcome Collection she was formerly chair of NCL NHS and MTVH Housing Trust, a trustee of Cripplegate Foundation and Treasurer of Association of Charitable Foundations.


Gregor McLennan

Gregor McLennan is Professor of Sociology at the University of Bristol. A graduate student in the 1970s at the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies, University of Birmingham, he was also a close colleague of Stuart Hall’s at the Open University through the 1980s and early 90s. Gregor is the author of several books on Marxism, pluralism, and social theory and has edited, with extensive commentary, the new Duke University Press selection of Hall’s writings on Marxism.


Michael Rustin

Michael Rustin is Professor of Sociology at the University of East London, and a Visiting Professor at the Tavistock Clinic. He first met Stuart at the Universities and Left Review Club in 1957 and worked with him on political projects over many years. Stuart, Doreen Massey and he were founding editors of Soundings in 1995 and edited the Kilburn Manifesto together in 2013-4. Michael is Stuart’s brother-in-law.


Susanna Rustin

Susanna Rustin is a journalist at the Guardian. Currently on the Opinion desk, she has also been a feature writer and deputy editor of the Saturday Review. She helped set up London’s only parish council in Queen’s Park, where she lives with her husband and daughters. Susanna is Catherine and Stuart’s niece.



Nick Beech

Nick Beech is an architectural historian and teaches cultural studies in architecture in the School of Architecture and Cities at the University of Westminster. He worked for Stuart Hall, transcribing Stuart’s drafts and notes that became Familiar Stranger (edited by Bill Schwarz), and prepared the Stuart Hall bibliography hosted on the Foundation website.


Kennetta Hammond Perry

Kennetta Hammond Perry serves as Director of the Stephen Lawrence Research Centre at De Montfort University where she is also a Reader in History. Her research interests include Black British history, transnational race politics, Black women’s history and histories of statecrafted racial violence. She is the author of London Is the Place For Me: Black Britons, Citizenship and the Politics of Race (Oxford, 2016) and currently working on a new book, David Oluwale’s Britain which uses imperilled Black life as a lens to rethink the contours of contemporary British history.


Roshini Kempadoo

Roshini Kempadoo is an international photographer, media artist and scholar with the School of Arts, University of Westminster. She has worked for over 30 years as a cultural activist and advocate, having been instrumental to the development of Autograph (ABP) and Ten.8 Photographic Magazine. As an artist she re-imagines everyday experiences and womens’ perspectives relating to Caribbean legacies and memories. Central to this is her book Creole in the Archive: Imagery, Presence and Location of the Caribbean Figure (2016). Her ongoing research develops creative methodologies on issues of race and extraction in relation to ecological futures.