Marvel’s Black Panther and the scope of cinema to contest racial hierarchies

Hannah Lising-White uses Cultural Geography and Popular Geopolitics to research the experiences of UCL students with African and Caribbean heritage, to understand the role popular culture plays in socially constructing race. Popular culture has increasingly become a topic for geographical analysis since it is a powerful indicator of current societal norms. Since pop culture is…

Racism at UCL: Why denaming buildings is important but just the beginning

Hannah Lising- White analyses the renaming of the university’s buildings through the lens of Cultural Geography and speaks to students about their experiences of racism at UCL. UCL’s decision to rename buildings named after the founders of eugenics is acknowledged by most black students as an important symbolic gesture of the university’s commitment to anti-racism….

The unresolved tragedy of Grenfell Tower

Chloe Gashi scrutinises the failures of the government surrounding the Grenfell scandal, and argues that more needs to be done to protect underprivileged urban residents. The Grenfell tragedy on June 14th, 2017, took seventy two lives and left seventy people injured. The fire that engulfed the block of flats in the Royal Borough of Kensington…