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Don’t Call Me BAME: A Talk from LSHTM – Featuring Dr Sheena Kalayil & Dr. Addy Adelaine

A Talk from London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
Featuring Dr Sheena Kalayil & Dr. Addy Adelaine


‘Don’t call me BAME?’ will be the first in a series of conversations focused on language and terminology in global health within the context of race and colonialism.

The aim of this event is to engage in a conversation around the term BAME within research, politics and academia, both nationally and internationally. We hope to encourage people within the field of Higher Education and global health to reflect on the language they use to describe others and the perceptions it produces.

About the speakers

Dr Sheena Kalayil

With a doctorate in sociolinguistics, Dr Sheena Kalayil is a writer, Senior Language Tutor and Teaching Fellow at the University of Manchester. She grew up in Zambia, Zimbabwe and India and has taught Higher Education since 2002. As a writer, she has published three novels of which ‘The Bureau of Second Chances’ won the Writers’ Guild Award for Best First Novel.

Dr Addy Adelaine

Working in the UK and internationally, Dr Addy Adelaine is a Scholar-Activist with a PhD in International Social Work. As a lecturer in gender and International Development, her expertise lies in action research, inclusive accountability, race and youth equality, gender and humanitarianism. She is the founder and CEO of Ladders4Action, a non-profit organisation engaged in social justice and equality.

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