We are very thrilled to welcome Nick Beech, Kennetta Hammond Perry and Roshini Kempadoo to the Stuart Hall Foundation, as part of a newly formed group of Associates supporting our Academic Committee of Trustees. 

(From left to right) Nick Beech, Kennetta Hammond Perry and Roshini Kempadoo

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 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 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.

We look forward to working with them as we develop our growing network of scholars, fellows and artists in residence.

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