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Dr Stephen Ashe

Teaching Fellow


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Teaching Fellow in the Department of Sociology  

Biography

Stephen was appointed as a Teaching Fellow in Sociology in April 2021. Prior to joining the Sociology Department, Stephen was a Research Associate in the Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity at the University of Manchester where he conducted research on untold stories in the anti-racist and anti-imperial struggle for civil rights and social justice in Britain during the 1960s and 1970s (with Satnam Virdee), workplace racism (with James Nazroo), and the relationship between race and class in post-Brexit Britain (with James Rhodes and Sivamohan Valluvan). Since 2018, Stephen has carried out research on different aspects of racial inequality and institutional whiteness in higher education at four different universities in England. This included research on the awarding gap in the social sciences, the effectiveness of widening participation schemes and the transition to undergraduate student life, and the impact of programmes designed to empower students racialised as non-white through the creation of safe spaces and a sense of belonging. Stephen co-edited and contributed to Routledge’s recently published edited collection, Researching the Far Right: Theory, Method and Practice (Ashe, Busher, Macklin and Winter, 2020).

Publications

Journal Articles

 Ashe, S., Virdee, S. & Brown, L. (2016) ‘Responses to Racist Violence in East London – 1969-1971’, Race & Class, 58 (1), pp. 34-54. Impact factor: 1.200

Hamilton-Smith, N., Malloch, M. & Ashe, S. (2015) ‘Public Processions and Social Context: Challenges in the Search for Community Impact’, Scottish Affairs, 24 (3), pp. 308–327.

Ashe, S. & McGeever, B. (2011) ‘Marxism, Racism and the Construction of ‘Race’ as a Social and Political Relation’, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Volume 34 (12), pp. 2009-2026. Impact factor: 1.268

Book chapters

Ashe, S. (2020) ‘Whiteness, class and the “communicative community”: A doctoral researcher’s journey to a political ethnography’, in Ashe, S., Busher, J., Macklin, G. & Winter, A. (eds) Researching the Far Right: Theory Method & Practice. Routledge Fascism and the Far Right Series.

Ashe, S., Busher, J., Macklin, G. & Winter, A. (2020) ‘Introduction’, in Ashe, S., Busher, J., Macklin, G. & Winter, A. (eds) Researching the Far Right: Theory Method & Practice. Routledge Fascism and the Far Right Series.

Edited Book

Ashe, S., Busher, J., Macklin, G. & Winter, A. (2020) (eds.) Researching the Far Right: Theory Method & Practice. Routledge Fascism and the Far Right Series.

Edited journal special issue

Ashe, S., Fraser, A. & Piacentini, T. (2009) ‘Critical Issues in Researching ‘Hidden Communities’’, eSharp.

 Book reviews

 Ashe, S. (forthcoming, 2021) ‘Anti-Fascism in A Global Perspective - Transnational Networks, Exile Communities, and Radical Internationalism’. Fascism.

 Ashe, S. (forthcoming, 2021) ‘Unmasking the Racial Contract – Indigenous Voices on Racism in the Australian Public Service’. Patterns of Prejudice.

 Ashe, S. (2021) ‘Global White Nationalism - From Apartheid to Trump’. Ethnic and Racial Studies.

 Ashe, S. (2014) ‘Racism, Class and the Racialised Outsider’, Network, British Sociological Association.

Short articles

 Ashe, S. (accepted, forthcoming, 2021) ‘On the relationship between anti-racism and anti-fascism’. In ‘Anti-Racism/Mobilizations and Resistance’, Routledge Encyclopedia of Race and Racism.

 Ashe, S. (2020) ‘Writing recommendations in search of social justice’. Identities.

 Ashe, S., Campion, K. G Joseph-Salisbury, R. (2020) ‘Why we need to talk about British Sociology during Black History Month: Key Findings from the Race, Ethnicity and British Sociology report’. Everyday Society: British Sociological Association.

 Ashe, S. (2019) ‘Why I’m talking to white trade unionists about racism’. Open Democracy.

 Ashe, S, & Renton, J. (2019) ‘Antisemitism at work in the UK: Ignorance and Denial’. Monitor – Global Intelligence on Racism.

 Ashe, S. (2018) ‘Increasing economic opportunity or bolstering racial neoliberalism? A response to the Integrating Communities Green Paper’. Discover Society.

 Ashe, S. (2018) ‘Why Russell Howard was wrong about workplace racism’. Commonspace.

 Ashe, S. (2018) ‘Racism. Work. Brexit. Empire’. Discover Society.

 Ashe, S. (2018) ‘The 2018 University Strike, the TUC’s Racism at Work Survey and Hegemony in Higher Education’, Sociological Review.

 Ashe, S. & Nazroo, J. (2018) ‘Why it is time for racism at work to addressed as a matter of health and safety’. Policy@Manchester.

 Ashe, S. (2017) ‘Why don’t we just stamp out workplace racism?’, Big Issue.

 Ashe, S, & Nazroo, J. (2016) ‘Racism at work still persists; time for urgent action’. Policy@Manchester.

 Ashe, S. (2016) ‘UKIP, Brexit and Postcolonial Melancholy’, Discover Society, Issue 33.

 Ashe, S. (2016) ‘Has the Scottish National Party become the ‘establishment’? An anti-racist perspective’, Open Democracy.

 Ashe, S. (2015) ‘Policing marches and parades in Scotland: taking racism seriously?’, Policy@Manchester.  

 Ashe, S. (2014) ‘Why the British National Party didn’t get more votes’, Policy@Manchester.

Reports

 Ashe, S. (2021) 40 years of tackling racial inequality in Britain. London: Stuart Hall Foundation.

 Joseph-Salisbury, R., Ashe, S., Alexander, C. & Campion, K. (2020) Race and Ethnicity in British Sociology. British Sociological Association.

 Rhodes, J., Ashe, S. & Valluvan, S. (2019) Re-framing the ‘Left Behind’: Race & Class in Post-Brexit Oldham – Full Report. British Academy/ Leverhulme Trust.

 Ashe, S., Borkowska, M. & Nazroo, J. (2019) Racism Ruins Lives: An analysis of the 2016-2017 TUC Racism at Work Survey. London: Trade Union Congress.

 Ashe, S., Borkowska, M. & Nazroo, J. (2019) Racism Ruins Lives: A user’s guide to the quantitative findings from the Trade Union Congress’ 2016-2017 Racism at Work Survey. London: Trade Union Congress.

 Ashe, S. & Nazroo, J. (2016) Equality, Diversity and Racism in the Workplace: A Qualitative Analysis of the Race at Work Survey. London: Business in the Community.

 Hamilton-Smith, N., Malloch, M., Ashe, S., Rutherford, A. & Bradford, B. (2015)Community Impact of Public Processions. Edinburgh: Scottish Government Social Research.

Chapters in reports

 Ashe, S. & Wymess, G. (2020) ‘On Employment’, in Social Scientists Against the Hostile Environment (eds.) Migration, Racism and the Hostile Environment. Academy of Social Sciences.

 Ashe, S. (2018) ‘Increasing economic opportunity or bolstering racial neoliberalism?’, in Holmwood, J., Bhambra, G. & Scott, S. (eds) Integrated Communities: A Response to the Government’s Strategy Green Paper. Discover Society.

 Ashe, S. (2015) ‘The Rise of UKIP: Challenges for Anti-Racism’, in Khan, O. and Sveinsson, K. (eds.) Race and the Elections. London: Runnymede Trust Perspectives Series.

Policy briefings

 Kelly, B. & Ashe, S. (2014) ‘Geographies of deprivation and diversity in Glasgow’. Manchester: Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity - Local Dynamics of Diversity Briefing Series.

 Kelly, B. & Ashe, S. (2014) ‘Ethnic Mixing in Glasgow’. Manchester: Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity - Local Dynamics of Diversity Briefing Series.

Knowledge exchange outputs

 Ashe, S. (2021) ‘Racial Neoliberalism’. Global Social Theory.

 Ashe, S. (2020) ‘Racial Capitalism’. Global Social Theory.

 Ashe, S. (2020) ‘Combahee River Collective’. Global Social Theory.

 Ashe, S. (2020) ‘The Racial Contract’. Global Social Theory.

 Ashe, S. (2020) ‘Indigenous Research Ethics’. Global Social Theory.

 Ashe, S. (2020) ‘Indigenous Criminology’. Global Social Theory.

 Ashe, S. (2019) ‘Amartya Sen’. Global Social Theory.

 Ashe, S. (2019) ‘The Racialized Outsider Thesis’. Global Social Theory.

 Ashe, S. (2019) ‘Ambalavaner Sivanandan’. Global Social Theory.

 Ashe, S., Rhodes, J. & Valluvan, S. (2019) Reframing the ‘Left Behind’: Key Findings Artwork Booklet. British Academy/ Leverhulme Trust.

 Ashe, S (2017) ‘Racism at Work Project – Short Films, Graphic Novels and Posters’, Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity, University of Manchester.

Research interests

  • Race and Class
  • The far right
  • Anti-racism, anti-fascism and anti-imperialism
  • Racism and racial inequality in higher education
  • Workplace racism
  • Qualitative research practice