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 an identity and as a social category throughout the post-war period in Britain. Her research interests span areas of (mixed) race/ethnicity, intersectional inequalities, post-colonial identities, categorisations of race and institutional racism in education. She currently sits on the UKCGE Working Group on BME Participation in Postgraduate Research.
She has a keen interest in qualitative research techniques and trained in advanced quantitative methods through her MSc in Research Methods and Statistics.