Research

Race Equity Framework

Theme lead:

Simon Hix, Pro-Director (Research)

Led by the Pro-Director (Research) with the Director of the PhD Academy and Head of Research Development as co-leads, the Research strand focuses on making sure our research and knowledge exchange activities contribute to understanding race equity within and beyond LSE.

Below are the key actions planned or in progress below, and check the latest updates to see what’s happened so far.

Overview of Research

  • Increasing BAME representation among public speakers and visiting faculty
  • Convening and curate existing LSE expertise on race, ethnicity and cultural identity through new web content, blogs and public events
  • Embedding race within LSE research by encouraging and supporting faculty to consider issues of race, ethnicity and cultural identity within their research
  • Commissioning research to understand the School’s present and past in terms of race equity and help shape the future
  • Auditing imagery and representation across the LSE campus and website, and consider how to honour distinguished BAME alumni
  • Targeting support and funding for BAME PhD students, in particular considering the interaction between race and socioeconomic background
  • Auditing research support to identify and address any systemic inequalities affecting the career progression of BAME researchers
  • Supporting and investing in new and innovative research on race-related issues, drawing on LSE strengths

These pages are being updated as the roll-out of the Framework continues and as actions are refined, with the input of our LSE community. Got a question, feedback or want to get involved in the Research strand? Share your views via our online form