Prof. dr. Jason Arday

Dr. Hans Bogte lecture | Autism, race and social inequalities

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Jason Arday is Professor of Sociology of Education at University of Cambridge. He is Trustee of the Runnymede Trust, former Guest Editor on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme and named 4th on The Shaw Trust Disability Power 100 in 2023. At the age of 37 last year, his appointment made him one of the youngest people ever to be appointed to a full Professorship at Oxbridge.
Professor Arday has also held the position of Associate Professor in Sociology at Durham University in the Department of Sociology and Deputy Executive Dean for People and Culture in the Faculty of Social Science and Health. He is a Visiting Professor at The Ohio State University in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, University of Glasgow in the School of Education, and an Honorary Professor at Durham University in the Department of Sociology.
He is a Trustee of the Runnymede Trust, the UK’s leading Race Equality Thinktank, and the British Sociological Association (BSA). Jason sits on the Centre for Labour and Social Studies (CLASS) National Advisory Panel, the NHS Race and Health Observatory Academic Reference Group and the ITV Cultural Advisory Council.

Outside of academia, he has regularly written, featured and spoken on issues of race and racism in education and society for The Guardian, Times Higher Education (THE), BBC, ITV News, CNN, Good Morning America and CBS to name a few. Jason has spoken regularly all over the world at national and international conferences, as well as parliamentary, public and community events where he consults and advises on race, cultural studies, intersectionality, education and social justice. His passion for tailoring and guitar music has also led to extensive research on the intersection between social justice, politics, class and race within the context of music. Jason is best known for engaging in several support interventions for minorities groups in higher education.

Outside of academia, Jason has been a prolific fundraiser having raised over £5 million pounds for 80 national charities over an 18-year period most notably Shooting Stars Children’s Hospice and Shelter. He has won numerous prodigious national and community fundraising awards for fundraising and community engagement achievements. His fundraising achievements include running: 30 marathons in 35 days, 300 miles in 3 days and 600 miles in 6 days. He has also undertaken and completed relief work in South America and West Africa with WaterAid installing water points, which provide drinkable and clean water. The highlight of these fundraising achievements culminated in selection to be an Olympic Torch Bearer for the London 2012 Olympics. He has also been shortlisted three times for the Mirror’s Pride of Britain Fundraiser of the Year Award. Additionally, Jason has set up homeless drives across London to develop mobile soup kitchens and cleaning facilities for individuals experiencing homelessness. In April 2023, Jason was nominated for the Powerlist, a list comprising of the most influential 100 Black Britons and the Genius Within, Neurodiversity Achiever of the Year in June 2023. In July of the same year he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Southampton Solent University for outstanding contribution to global higher education and social justice.

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    Dr. Hans Bogte lecture | Autism, race and social inequalities

    Datum: 15 mrt 2024Tijd: 15:55 - 16:25 CET