I am a Sociologist and an authority on Grime and Politics. I completed my PhD at Warwick University focusing on ‘race’, spirituality, class, gender & music as it relates to #Grime. #HBTG?
My thesis is entitled: ‘Hallowed be thy Grime? : A musicological and sociological genealogy of Grime music and its relation to black Atlantic religious discourse.’ (#HBTG?)
It combines my interests in music, spirituality, sociology and the African Diaspora (i.e. Black people in Europe and North America). My research interests include popular culture, music/musicology, politics, media studies, cultural studies, class, gender and race.
My approach to sociology is shaped by my academic training in political science (when approaching policy, legislation, art or cultural production), cultural studies and psychology (when approaching the psychological and cultural impacts of race).
I primarily explore the lives, experiences and cultural productions of the African Diaspora generally and Britain specifically.
My consultancy services set out to empower others to research and document Black and working class life in sustainable ways.
I also work with corporations and researchers to ensure that the research produced and policies they shape are based on sound research, free of the unconscious bias which contributes to continually disadvantaging Black & Minority Ethnic groups and hinders diversity, productivity and profitability in organisations.