Remi Joseph-Salisbury completed his PhD at the University of Leeds in 2016 before working as a Senior Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University for two years. In 2018, Remi moved to the University of Manchester to take up the position of Presidential Fellow in Ethnicity and Inequalities.
Remi's first book 'Black Mixed-Race Men' was published by Emerald in 2018, and was awarded the British Sociological Association's Philip Abram's memorial prize for the best first and sole-authored book. His co-edited collection 'The Fire Now: Anti-Racist Scholarship in Times of Explicit Racial Violence', was published in November 2018. Remi has published in national and international journals on topics covering his broad interests including race, racism, anti-racism, the 'post-racial', mixedness, masculinities, and education. As well as his academic outputs, Remi writes regularly for media outputs and is the 'Race and Resistance' columnist at Red Pepper Magazine. Remi serves on the editorial boards of The Sociological Review and Race Ethnicity and Education, and speaks regularly at national and international conferences, as well as public and community events.
Remi is currently working on a number of projects. Firstly, funded by the British Academy and building upon his doctoral project and monograph, Remi is exploring teacher perceptions of race and racism in secondary schools. Secondly, in an attempt to expand the scope of Critical Mixed Race Studies and sociological understandings of the racial conditions of Ghana, Remi is conducting research on mixed-race lives in contemporary postcolonial Ghana. Thirdly, in collaboration with Dr Laura Connelly (University of Salford) Remi is researching anti-racist scholar-activisms in the UK.
Committed to bridging the gap between scholarship and activism, Remi is a trustee and organiser with the Racial Justice Network, and a steering group member of the Northern Police Monitoring Project.