Interview with Heidi Safia Mirza

Heidi Safia Mirza is Professor of Race, Faith and Culture at Goldsmith’s College, University of London and Emeritus Professor in Equalities Studies, UCL Institute of Education. She is known for her pioneering intersectional research on race, gender and identity in education and has an international reputation for championing equality and human rights for Black and Muslim women and young people through educational reform. She hails from Trinidad and Tobago and is one of the first and few female professors of colour in UK. She is author of several best-selling books including, Young Female and Black, which was voted in the BERA top 40 most influential educational studies in Britain. Her other publications include Black British Feminism; Race Gender and Educational Desire: Why black women succeed and fail; Black and postcolonial Feminisms in New Times: Researching educational inequalities; Respecting Difference: Race, faith, and culture for teacher educators. Her most recent book is Dismantling Race in Higher Education: Racism, whiteness and decolonising the academy.