Karis is a research associate at the Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE) exploring ethnic inequality in higher education. Before coming to Manchester she was employed as a Lecturer in Sociology at City, University of London.
Karis obtained her PhD in Sociology from the University of Manchester in 2017 as part of an ESRC NWDTC +3 studentship. Her PhD explored the macro and micro-politics of Black mixed race as both a personal identity and as a social/ethnic category in Britain, from the 1960s to the present day. Her research interests span areas of (mixed) race/ethnic identity, geographies of race, intersectional inequalities, Black feminism, youth identities, anti-racism and institutional racism in education. She sits on the UKCGE Working Group on BME Participation in Postgraduate Research and serves on the editorial board of The Sociological Review.