Making diversity visible
Who are we?
Within the School of Criminology we are proud of our differences and the hurdles some have overcome. Below are quotes from staff members on what makes each of us diverse.
|Dr Chris Allen
|"My mum was a single parent teenager"
|Dr Asmahan Msuya
|"I am a global citizen, a proud mother, and holder of 6 degrees, striving for equality, fairness and justice for all"
|Dr Tammy Ayres
|"I'm proud of my mixed cultural heritage"
|"Gained another degree in Criminology when bringing up two young children and working full time
|Dr Kofi Boakye
|"I am the first Black Gates Cambridge Scholar in Criminology"
|Professor Neil Chakraborti
|"I'm proud to have been the first Head of Criminology from a minority background"
|Dr Amy Clarke
|"I was the first in my family to go to University"
|"I studied for a management diploma whilst working full-time and bringing up children"
|Dr Mark Connor
|"I came out at 15"
|"I got into University with one A-Level"
|Dr Ben Ellis
|"I had a dyslexia test whilst doing my third degree - it had never been picked up before"
|Dr Gina Fox
|"I left Ireland to pursue an academic career"
|Dr Matt Hopkins
"Gujarati is more likely to be spoken than English in my family"
|Dr Rachel Keighley
|"I am a queer woman with anxiety"
|Dr Di Levine
|"I'm an immigrant, and the child and grandchild of refugees"
|"I am studying part-time for a degree whilst working full-time within Criminology with a hidden disability"
|Dr Michelle O'Reilly
|"I have an autistic brother who has shaped my thinking and informed my research"
|Dr Bishnu Pariyar
|"I am proud to be the first from the Nepalese Dalit (so-called untouchable caste) to be working at the University of Leicester"
|Professor Teela Sanders
|"I've worked in the sex work industry as a researcher for over 20 years"