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This is the third episode in the new monthly ACES conversation series 'Racism & Law in Europe' with Shreya Atrey. The series aims to offer a space for academic and practise-oriented reflections on how law is implicated in racializing subjects in today’s Europe.

Event details of Structural Racism and Race Discrimination
Date 23 November 2021
Time 16:00 -17:05

About the speaker

Professor Shreya Atrey is an expert on anti-discrimination law, feminist theory, poverty and disability law. She is an Associate Professor in International Human Rights Law at the Department for Continuing Education and the Faculty of Law, based at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights at the University of Oxford. Shreya is the Editor of the Human Rights Law Review. Her monograph, Intersectional Discrimination (OUP 2019) won the runners-up Peter Birks Book Prize in 2020. Shreya is currently working on project on 'Equality Law in Times in Crisis' funded by the British Academy. Previously, Shreya was based at the University of Bristol Law School as a lecturer, at the European University Institute, Florence as a Max Weber Fellow and at the NYU School of Law as the Hauser Postdoctoral Global Fellow. She completed BCL with distinction and DPhil in Law on the Rhodes Scholarship from Magdalen College, University of Oxford.Professor Shreya Atrey is an expert on anti-discrimination law, feminist theory, poverty and disability law. She is an Associate Professor in International Human Rights Law at the Department for Continuing Education and the Faculty of Law, based at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights at the University of Oxford. Shreya is the Editor of the Human Rights Law Review. Her monograph, Intersectional Discrimination (OUP 2019) won the runners-up Peter Birks Book Prize in 2020. Shreya is currently working on project on 'Equality Law in Times in Crisis' funded by the British Academy. Previously, Shreya was based at the University of Bristol Law School as a lecturer, at the European University Institute, Florence as a Max Weber Fellow and at the NYU School of Law as the Hauser Postdoctoral Global Fellow. She completed BCL with distinction and DPhil in Law on the Rhodes Scholarship from Magdalen College, University of Oxford.

About the series

The Black Lives Matter protests across European cities opened up a wider public discussion on racism and racial discrimination in Europe. One issue prominently raised, was that of the role of law in Europe in justifying, enabling, or even constituting racialized violence. Yet, despite the ubiquity of the concept of racial discrimination in European laws, as a conceptual category of critical inquiry, race is conspicuously absent in much of the European legal discourse. This is surprising, given the long legacies and continued persistence of racist ideologies in e.g., labour, immigration, family, and citizenship law.

The monthly ACES conversation series Racism and Law in Europe aims to offer a space for academic and practise-oriented reflections on how law is implicated in racializing subjects in today’s Europe. The series will also discuss law’s potential in responding to racial discrimination, or even reversing structural racism. 

The conversation series will be held online and invites the audience to think along, and engage with our speakers’ methodological and theoretical approaches. The series will use the zoom seminar format to invite audience participation. Contingent on each speaker’s permission, the initial intervention and the conversation will be recorded and publicized. 

The series is hosted and organised by Lys Kulamadayil & Stefan Salomon