EREN Biography Series

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The Edinburgh Race Equality Network Lunchtime Biography Series highlights and celebrates the careers and achievements of our colleagues. There are several upcoming events planned.

Rayya Ghul

Rescheduled due to strike action

New date: Thursday 9 March, 12.30pm to 1.15pm

Rayya currently works in the Institute for Academic Development at the University where she leads the Edinburgh Teaching Award. She has extensive experience of working within the mental health statutory services and since 2000 she has been working in higher education as well as running her own business based on a solution focused self-help book, The Power of the Next Small Step.

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Nacim Pak-Shiraz

Thursday 20 April, 12.30pm to 1.15pm

Nacim is Personal Chair of Cinema and Iran at the Department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies. After a BA in Tehran, she completed a graduate programme in Islamic Studies and Humanities at the Institute of Ismaili Studies, London, followed by an MA in the Anthropology of Media, and a PhD in Film and Media at the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).

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Kobby Nuamah

Thursday 11 May, 12.30pm to 1.15pm

Kobby is an AI researcher, software engineer, entrepreneur, and a huge football fan. He was born and raised in Ghana but has spent most of the last 10 years in the UK doing research (including his PhD) in artificial intelligence at the University of Edinburgh. He also runs a data science start-up in Ghana that is focused on facilitating the use of data for decision making, especially in public health, market, and social research.

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Nini Fang

Rescheduled due to strike action

Thursday 18 May, 12.30pm to 1.15pm

Nini is a lecturer in Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University and the Co-Director for the Centre of Creative-Relational Inquiry. She has published extensively in the field of psychosocial studies and cultural studies. She works with creative, qualitative methodology in composing evocative accounts of the other and their lived domains. Her teaching pushes for a more politically responsive curriculum that addresses social inequality in the consulting room.

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