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Tracey Reynolds

Professor Tracey Reynolds

Professor Tracey Reynolds

Professor of Social Sciences

Department of History, Politics and Social Sciences

Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities

Tracey Reynolds is a Research Professor in the Faculty of Architecture, Computing and Humanities. Tracey began her academic career in 1998 in the Faculty of Arts Humanities and Science, London South Bank University shortly after completing her PhD in Sociology here.

Tracey’s teaching and research interests focus on transnational families and kinship networks; constructions of motherhood and parenting & youth studies, and she has established international recognition within these fields of expertise.  She has conducted extensive empirical research in the UK across a range of social issues including black and minority families living in disadvantaged communities, the study of families and in the Caribbean and North America. Research awards include Economic Social Research Council on Caribbean youths and transnational identities (with Elisabetta Zontini); Big Lottery on care planning among BAME older people in London (with Age UK Lewisham and Southwark) and current project on , migrant mothers’ citizenship, awarded by the Arts Humanities Research Council.  

Her current research consultancy is with Family Action. Tracey has over 60 publications in the form of books, articles in international peer reviewed journals, chapter in edited volumes, policy reports and working paper. Citation of her publication currently stands at 797. Previous publications include ‘Exploring the absent/present dilemma: Black fathers, family relationships and social capital in Britain’, The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, (2009). She is also the author of Caribbean Mothers: Identity and Experience in the UK (published by Tufnell Press, 2005); Transnational Families: Ethnicities, Identities and Social Capital, with Harry Goulbourne, John Solomos and Elisabetta Zontini, (published by Routledge, 2010) and editor of the Special Issue ‘Young People, Ethnicity and Social Capital’ in the Journal of Ethnic and Racial Studies (May 2010).  She is also editorial board member of journals Sociology and International Journal of Social Research Methodology. In 2007 Tracey was awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s Research Excellence Award in recognition of her research leadership and enterprise within her specialist field, and in August 2013 named a ‘Sociology Super Author’ by Taylor and Francis Routledge Press.

Fellowships and awards 

Honorary Director of Research for the Campaign of Broadcasting Equality, 2014

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, 2014

Taylor and Francis: Routledge Publishing Group, 'Sociology Super-Author' award, 2013

Research Excellence Award, London South Bank University, 2007

Promising Research Fellowship, London South Bank University, 2007

Visiting Fellow, Sussex Centre for Migration Research, University of Surrey, 2007-2008

Visiting Fellow, Department of Sociology and Social Work, 2005-2007

Visiting Fellow, Caribbean Childhood Study Centre, Dominica, 2004

Research Awards/Grant

Arts Humanities Research Council, Migrant mothers caring for the future: creative interventions in making new citizens, £45,000, Co-Investigator (2013-14) (with Dr Umut Erel, Open University)

Big Lottery, Black Asian Minority Ethnic Ageing and Wellbeing in the London Boroughs of Lewisham and Southwark, £141,136, Sole-Investigator (2011-14)

Economic Social Research Council, Diasporic Youth and Transnational Identities, seminar series, £20,000, Principal Investigator , (2009-10) (with Dr Elisabetta Zontini, University of Nottingham)

Metropolitan Housing Trust, Evaluation of Youth Programmes in London Black and Minority Ethnic (BME)Communities, £25,000, Sole-Investigator (2008).

In-volve, Evaluation of BME Experiences of Parenting programmes, £15,000, Sole-Investigator (2008).

Fostering Network, Black and Minority Ethnic young people's participation within the fostering service, £30,000, Principal Investigator, (2007-2009)

London Borough of Lambeth, Barriers to Employment among Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) unemployed and Incapacity Benefit claimants, £30,000, Sole-Investigator (2007)

LSBU Promising Research Fellowship Scheme, Second Generation Caribbean Return Migration, £7,000, (2007)

LSBU Research Development Fund, Black Community Parenting, £19,000, Sole-Investigator, (2002)

LSBU Research Development Fund, Caribbean Fathers in Britain, £15,000, Sole-Investigator, (2000)

Research Enterprise

Consultancies
'Family Action': Evaluating the Evidence and Impact Reports, 2014-current, funded by Family Action

'One Plus One: Collaborative Relationship Support for Mixed families', funded by ESRC, Project Director Professor Rosalind Edwards, University of Southampton (2010-2011)

'Tate Encounters Migration and Diaspora Project', funded by AHRC, Project Director: Professor Andrew Dewdney, LSBU (2007-2009)

'Lilian Bayliss School Project', funded by London South Bank University, Project Director: Professor Harry Goulbourne (2003)

Editorial Board Member 

Families, Relationships and Societies

Gender and Education, Palgrave Macmillan Book series, (2014- current)

British Journal of Sociology, U.K, (2013- current)

'International Journal of Social Research Methodology', U.K, (2008- current) 

'Journal of Fatherhood', Canada (2009)

Scientific Advisory Board Member

Enduring Love?: couples Relationships in the 21st century', funded by ESRC, Open University (2011- 13).

School Choice and Ethnic Segregation: Educational decision-making among Black and Minority Ethnic

Parents, funded by the Department Communities and Local Government, , Runnymede Trust (2007).

Black Architects Project', funded by Royal Institute of British Architects and Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust, Policy Studies Institute (2004). 

Ethnicity Minority Outreach Services, funded by Department of Work and Pensions, Policy Studies Institute (2002-3)

Scientific Peer Review Panel Member

The Fund for Scientific Research, Belgium

Member of Peer Review College   

Arts, Humanities and Research Council, (2016-19)

Memberships of scientific societies

International Migration Integration and Social Cohesion (IMISCOE) (2007- current) 

British Sociological Association (2012- current)

External Examiner

Middlesex University, MSc Social Research Methods (2011-current)

Middlesex University, Migration and Citizenship module, BSc Sociology (2014)

Tracey Reynolds is Professor of Social Sciences at the University of Greenwich. Tracey's research interests focus on transnational families and kinship networks; constructions of motherhood, parenting & childrearing. She has conducted extensive empirical research in the UK across a range of social issues including black and minority families living in disadvantaged communities. Previous publications include 'Exploring the absent/present dilemma: Black fathers, family relationships and social capital in Britain', The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, (2009). She is also the author of Caribbean Mothers: Identity and Experience in the UK (published by Tufnell Press, 2005); Transnational Families: Ethnicities, Identities and Social Capital, with Harry Goulbourne, John Solomos and Elisabetta Zontini, (published by Routledge, 2010) and Guest Editor of Special Issues 'Young People, Ethnicity and Social Capital', Ethnic and Racial Studies (May 2010) and 'Transnational and diasporic youth identities: exploring conceptual themes and future research agendas', Identities; Global Studies in Power and Culture (with Elisabetta Zontini 2015).

Current and recent projects

Current project (with Umut Erel, open University and Maggie O'Neill, Univeristy of York)

Participatory Action Research (PAR): Participatory Theatre and Walking Methods Potential for Co-producing Knowledge, funded by ESRC and National Centre for Research methods (2016-18)

'Youth Matters: Participatory arts as a creative space for young people's social explorations' September 2015- September 2016

Book/monographs
Reynolds, T. (forthcoming) Routes to Roots: Family Lives and Social Ties of Caribbean Young People in the UK, Oxford: (Berg Hahn Books)
Stella, F.; Taylor, Y.; Reynolds, T. and Rogers, A (eds) (in press) Sexualities, Citizenship and Belonging', London: Routledge
Reynolds, T (2010) (ed.) Young People, Social Capital and Ethnic Identity, Special Issue as Book Series, London Routledge
Goulbourne, H; Reynolds, T; Solomos, J. and Zontini, E. (2010) Transnational Families, ethnicities, identities and social capital London: Routledge.
Reynolds, T (2005). Caribbean Mothering: Identity and Childrearing in the UK, London: Tufnell Press.
Reynolds, T; Callender, C. and Edwards, R. (2003). The Impact of Mothers Employment on Family Relationships, London: Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Guest Co/Editor of Special Issues

'Migrant Mothers Challenging Racialized Citizenship', (2017) Ethnic and Racial Studies, with Umut Erel    

Migrant families making future citizens (forthcoming 2018), Families, Relationships and Societies, with Umut Erel                                                                                                                                                    

'Diasporic Transnational Youth identities' (in press) Identities (with Elisabetta Zontini)

'Young People, Social Capital and Ethnic Identity', (2010) Ethnic and Racial Studies (2010)

Journal articles                                                                                                                                   

Umut Erel and Tracey Reynolds (2017) Introduction: Migrant Mothers Challenging Racialized Citizenship, Ethnic and Racial Studies                                                                                                                       

Tracey Reynolds and Umut Erel (2016) Migrant Mothers: creative interventions into citizenship, Open Democracy, https://www.opendemocracy.net/author/tracey-reynolds                                                   

Tracey Reynolds (2017) Black women, Gender Equality and Universal Basic Income, Compass log, January 2017             

Erel, U and Reynolds T (2014) Black Feminist Theory for Participatory Theatre with Migrant Mothers, Feminist Review Special Issue on Black British Feminism, issue 108 pp 106-111        
Reynolds, T and Zontini, E, (2014) 'Transnational Families: Migrant Youths 'Doing' Families across Proximities and Distances', Families and Relationships Families Relationships and Societies, 3(2) 251-268
Reynolds, T. (2013) "Them and Us": 'Black Neighbourhoods' as a Social Capital Resource among Black Youths Living in Inner-City London, U.K., in Journal of Urban Studies, 50 (3): 484 - 498
Reynolds, T. (2011) 'Caribbean Second Generation Return Migration: Identities, Transnational Family Relationships and "Left Behind" Kin in Britain', in Special Issue: Diasporic Homelands, Guest Editors, P. Levitt and R. King, Mobilities, 6 (3): 535-552
Reynolds, T. (2011) "Birds of a Feather Stick Together"? Negotiating Community, Family and Intimate Relationships between 'Established' and 'Newcomer' Caribbean Migrants in Britain, in Community Work and Family, 6 (4):537-553
Reynolds, T. (2010) 'Introduction', Guest Editor: Special Issue of Ethnic and Racial Studies on 'Young People, Social Capital and Ethnic Identity', 33 (5): 749-760
Reynolds, T. (2010) Transnational Family Networks, Cultural Belonging and Social Capital among Second-Generation British-Caribbean 'Returning' Migrants in Special Issue of Ethnic and Racial Studies on 'Young People, Social Capital and Ethnic Identity', 33 (5): 797-815 Reynolds, T. (2009) 'Exploring the Absent/Present Dilemma: Black Fathers, Family Relationships and Social Capital in Britain', Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, vol. 624: 12-28.
Reynolds, T (2007). 'Friendship Networks, Social Capital and Ethnic Identity: Researching the Perspectives of Caribbean Young People in Britain', Journal of Youth Studies, 10 (4): 383-398.
Zontini, E. and Reynolds, T. (2007). 'Ethnicity, Families and Social Capital: Caring Relationships across Italian and Caribbean Transnational Families', International Review of Sociology, 17 (2): 257-277.
Holland, J.; Reynolds, T.; Weller, S. (2007). 'Transitions, Networks and Communities: the Significance of Social Capital in the Lives of Children and Young People', Journal of Youth Studies, 10 (1): 101-120.
Reynolds, T. (2006). 'Bonding Social Capital within the Caribbean Family and Community', Special Issue: Ethnicity and Social Capital, Journal of Community, Work and Family, 9 (3): 273-290.
Reynolds, T (2006). 'Caribbean Young People, Family Relationships and Social Capital', Special Issue: Social Capital, Migration and Transnational Families, Journal of Ethnic and Racial Studies, 29 (6): 1087-1103.
Edwards, R.; Callender, C.; and Reynolds, T. (2005). Social and Family Responsibility or Self-Interest? A Case Study of Mothers' Work Ethos in a Hospital and an Accountancy Firm, Community, Work and Family, 8 (3): 281-300. .
Duncan, S.; Edwards, R.; Reynolds, T. and Alldred, P. (2004). Mothers and Childcare: Policies, Values and Theories, in Children and Society, 18, 254-265.
Reynolds, T. (2003). 'Black to the Community: Black Community Parenting in Britain', Journal of Community, Work and Family, (6) 1: 29-41.
Duncan, S.; Edwards, R.; Reynolds, T. and Alldred, P. (2003). 'Mothering, Paid Work and Partnering: Values and Theories', Work, Employment and Society, 17 (2): 309-330.
Reynolds, T. (2002). 'Re-thinking a Black Feminist Standpoint', Journal of Ethnic and Racial Studies, 26 (3): 591-606.
Reynolds, T (2001). 'Black Mothers, Paid Work and Identity', Journal of Ethnic and Racial Studies, 24 (6): 1046-1064.
Reynolds, T (forthcoming) 'Black Mammy and company: exploring constructions of black womanhood in Britain', in Stella, F.; Taylor, Y.; Reynolds, T. and Rogers, A (eds) Sexualities, Citizenship and Belonging', London: Routledge
Reynolds, T (2015), 'The role of care in developing capitals among Caribbean migrant families', in L. Ryan , U. Erel and A'Dangelo (eds) Migrant Capital: Networks, identities and Strategies, London Palgrave Macmillan.
Reynolds, T (2015) Race Placed identities in Youth Transitions to Adulthood, in Farrugia, D; Wynn, J and Cahill, H (eds) Handbook on Children and Young Adulthood, Springer
Reynolds, T. and Zontini, E (2013) 'Transnational Families: Migrant Youths 'Doing' Families across Proximities and Distances', in T. Sanger and Y. Taylor (eds) Mapping Intimacies: Relations, Exchanges, Affects, Palgrave Macmillan.
Reynolds, T. (2013) 'Youth Transitions and Wellbeing: The Impact of Austerity on Black Youths Living in Urban 'Black Neighbourhoods', in H.Helve, K.Evans and J.Bynner, (eds) Youth, Work Transitions and Well-being, London: Tufnell Press
Reynolds, T and Zontini, E (2013), 'Care flows in Transnational Families: Cultural and Social Capitals, Identity and Belonging', in L. Baldassar and L. Merla (eds) Transnational Families, Migration and Kin-work: From Care Chains to Care Circulation, London: Palgrave Macmillan
Reynolds, T. (2012) '"Men's Business"?: Black Men's Caring within Black-Led Community Organisations', in G. Philip, C. Rogers and S. Weller (eds) , Critical Approaches to Care: Understanding Caring Relations, Identities and Cultures, London: Routledge
Reynolds, T (2010). 'Mothering and the Family as Sites of Struggle: Theorizing Race and Gender through the Perspectives of Caribbean Mothers in the UK', in B.Ochieng and C.Hylton (eds) Black Families in Britain as the Sites of Struggle, Manchester: Manchester University Press.
Reynolds, T (2007). Judged by the Company we Keep: Friendships Networks, Social Capital and Ethnic Identity of Caribbean Young People in Britain, in H.Helve and J. Bynner (eds) Youth and Social Capital, London: Tufnell press.
Reynolds, T and Zontini, E. (2007). 'Assessing Social Capital and Care Provision in Minority Ethnic Communities: A Comparative Study of Caribbean and Italian Families', in R. Edwards; J. Franklin, and J. Holland (eds) Assessing Social Capital: Concept, Policy and Practice, Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press.
Reynolds, T (2003). The Success of Our Mothers: Caribbean Mothering and Childrearing in the UK, in D. McCalla (ed) Black Success in the UK: Essays in Racial and Ethnic Studies, Cambridge University Press.
Reynolds, T (2002). 'Reflexivity and Power in the Research Process: The Relationship between Black Female Researchers and Black Female Research Participants' in T. May (ed) Companion to Qualitative Research, Milton Keynes: Open University Press.
Reynolds, T (2002). 'Analyzing the Black Family', in A. Carling; S. Duncan and R. Edwards (eds) Analyzing Families, London: Routledge.
Reynolds, T (2001). 'Black Fathers and Family Lives in Britain' in H. Goulbourne and M. Chamberlain (eds) Caribbean Families and the Trans-Atlantic World, London: Macmillan.
Reynolds, T (1999). 'Re-Defining Black Working-Class Mothers' in S. Munt (ed) Cultural Studies and the Working Class: A Reconsideration, London: Cassell.
Reynolds, T (1997). '(Mis)Representing the Black (Super)Woman' in H. Mirza (ed) Black British Feminism: A Reader, London: Routledge.
Reynolds, T (1997). 'Class Matters, 'Race' Matters and Gender Matters' in P. Mahoney and C. Zmorczek (eds) Class Matters: 'Working-Class' Women's Perspectives on Social Class, London: Taylor and Francis.

Working Papers
Dűrrschmidt, J.; Edwards R.; Gillies, V.; Lantermann, S.; Reynolds, T.; and Schönewolf, A. (2010) Families, Social Capital and Migration: An Exploration of Strategies of Getting by and Getting Ahead in Comparative Context - Germany and Britain, Families and Social Capital Working Paper Series, no.28, London South Bank University
Reynolds, T. (2008) 'Ties that Bind: Families, Social Capital and Second-Generation Return Migration', Sussex Centre for Migration Research Working Paper Series, no. 46, University of Sussex
Reynolds, T. (2008) 'Ties that Bind: Families, Social Capital and Second-Generation Return Migration', University of Sussex and Families and Social Capital Working Paper Series, no. 23, London South Bank University.
Reynolds, T. and Zontini, E. (2006). A Comparative Study of Care and Provision Across Caribbean and Italian Transnational Families, Families and Social Capital ESRC Research Group Working Paper Series, no. 16, London South Bank University
Reynolds, T. and Zontini, E. (2006). Volume One: Families, Social Capital and Ethnic Identities of Caribbeans, South Asians and South Europeans, forward by Harry Goulbourne, Families and Social Capital ESRC Research Group Working Paper Series, no. 20, London South Bank University.
Reynolds, T. (2004). Caribbean Families, Social Capital and Young People's Diasporic Identities, Families and Social Capital ESRC Research Group Working Paper Series, no. 12, London South Bank University.
Reynolds, T. (2004). Insider/Outsider' Caribbean Researcher' in R. Edwards (ed) Social Capital in the Field: Researchers Tales, Families and Social Capital ESRC Research Group, Working paper Series, no 10, London South Bank University.
Edwards, R.; Duncan, S.; Reynolds, T. and Alldred, P. (2002). Parenting; Partnering and Paid Work: policies, values and theories, Occasional Paper, Department of Sociology, Leeds University.

Book Reviews
Reynolds, T (2010) Jamaican Hands Across the Atlantic, By P. Thompson and E. Bauer, Ian Randle Press, 2008 in Journal of Community, Work and Family, 3, 1: 123-125.
Reynolds, T. (2009) Review Symposium Racism and Education: Coincidence or Conspiracy? By D. Gillborn, London: Routledge, 2008 in British Journal of Sociology of Education, 30, 3: 317-319

Reports
Reynolds, T (2014) Access for BAME Elders, Final Report, Age UK Lewisham and Southwark
Reynolds, T (2010) Evaluation of Leading Our Lives: Young People's Participation within the Fostering Service, London: Fostering Network, England.
Reynolds, T (2010) 'Understanding of Absent Black Caribbean Fathers and Black Boys in Family Life. A Response to Tony Sewell', Runnymede Trust Bulletin, Spring.
Reynolds, T. (2008) What is "maternal studies"'? Studies in the Maternal: Inaugural Issue 1 (1). Available from: http://www.mamsie.bbk.ac.uk.
Reynolds, T. and Briggs, D. (2008) Evaluation of RAW leadership Programme, London: Involve
Reynolds, T (2007). Triangle Way Forward – A Brixton Parenting project: Evaluation Report, London: Metropolitan Housing Trust
Reynolds, T and Miah, N (2007). Black Asian and Minority Ethnic Employment Skills, London Borough of Lambeth

Media Outputs
'HE and Me', Times Higher, 14th May 2015 p.22
Young Londoners, and Identity, broadcast, ITV London News, 9th January 2014                                                                                                                                                           Being British Fix on ITV
'The vast majority of black children are raised in loving stable homes', Guardian newspaper, 24th March 2010, pg. 35
'Black Mothers Raising Over Feminised Black Boys' BBC Radio London (28.3.10),
Black and minority ethnic barriers to employment – Colourful radio FM, 11 June 2007
Linking Caribbean families at Christmas – Colourful FM, 23 December 2006
'In celebration of black mothers' - Choice FM January 25 2006
'New book promotes the positive role of Caribbean mothers in the UK', www.blackbritian.co.uk/news/details January 27 2006
'New Book on Caribbean mothers in the UK', www.blackbritian.co.uk, 25 October 2005
'Sad and Single? Look Again: Experiences of African Caribbean Mothers' , Voice Newspaper, November 7th 2005
'Caribbean mothers in the UK', Caribbean Magazine, BBC World Service www.bbc.co.uk/Caribbean, 22 November 2005
'Race, Women and Society', BBCi online, 2003 http://www.news.bbc.co.uk/indepth/race/women_and_society

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Keynote and plenary papers 

2017: 'Them and Us': Black Neighbourhoods, Social Resources among Black Youths in Inner City Areas, UK, 'Migration, Trans-cultural and Mental health, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, February 2017     2017: Mapping the role of transnational family habitus in the lives of Black and Minority Ethnic Youths, Public Lecture, Birbeck Institute for Social Research, Birbeck College, University of London, june 2017 2016: ESRC Research Methods Fetsival, Participatory Theatre and Walking methods- Panel, July 2016 (with Erel, O'Niell and Kaptani)                                                                                                                 2014: Intersectional and Lived Experiences: Empirical Reflections on the Embodied 'Other', ESRC seminar series Critical Diversities@ the Intersection: Policies, Practices, Perspectives, conference 12-13th July 2014, LSBU, London
2014: Caribbean Second Generation Return Migration: Transnational Networks, Family Relationships with 'Left Behind' Kin-Members in Britain, GRAMNet conference Migration and Intimate Life, 18th June, University of Glasgow
2013:, Deficit and Dysfunctionality': interrogating the media portrayal of black, minority ethnic and migrant women in the UK, Feminist revel Panel and LSE Gender Institute London School of Economics, December 10 2013
2013: Mind(ful) of the gap?: how equality and diversity policies are failing black women in neo-liberal Britain Blackness in Britain conference, Newham University Birmingham
2012: 'Access and wellbeing for BAME older people', ESRC Seminar series launch on Ageing among BME communities, plenary paper, ESRC Seminar Series 'Ageing, Race and Ethnicity', 7-8 November, Univ of Brunel, London
2012: 'Family Lives and Intimate Ties across National Boundaries and Cultural Divides: Bringing Transnational Families from the Margins to the Centre of Family Studies in Britain', Family and Relationship Stream Plenary Paper, British Sociological Association Annual Conference, 10-13 April Leeds

Invited International conference papers
2012: 'Family Lives and Intimate Ties across National Boundaries and Cultural Divides', Institute for Social Research, 25 September, University of Oslo, Norway (with Elisabetta Zontini)
2011: 'Care Circulation in Transnational Families: Social and Cultural Capitals', Catholic University of Louvain 24-25 October, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium (with Dr Elisabetta Zontini).
2004: 'Caribbean young people Diasporic identities', Jamaican Association of Young Rotarians, Annual Conference, 16 May, Kingston, Jamaica.

Invited National conference papers
2015: Caribbean Mothering and Collective Mothering in the UK, Memory Symposium, 6th June, University of Greenwich
2012: BME kinship care: issues and challenges in an era of austerity, Runnymede Trust Academic Forum on family policy, 5 December, London
2012: Caribbean Families in the UK: Transnational Lives, Cultural Ties and Collective Memory, Social Policy Seminar series, Univ of Southampton, 1 November, Southampton
2011: 'Investigating Community networks and spaces of black children in secondary schools', Supplementary and Complementary Schooling within London Migrant Communities and Launch of SPRC and Day-Mar Project Report, 8 December, Middlesex University
2011: 'Black Families? A Forgotten Subject', the State of Black British Symposium, 30 November, London.
2011: 'Diasporic Youths and Transnational Identities: Exploring Future Research Agendas', ESRC Seminar Series: Symposium Event, 5 December, University of Nottingham (with Elisabetta Zontini)
2010: 'Family Lives and Community Ties of Black Fathers that Live Apart from their Children', Black Fatherhood: One-Day Seminar, 13 October, London South Bank University.
2010: 'Crisis in Black Fatherhood?' Black Expressions, 22 April, London.
2010; 'Black Fatherhood: Researching the Agenda', Runnymede Trust Academic Forum, , 17 March, Runnymede Trust, London.
2010: Response: David Lammy MP on Black Fatherhood, 15 March, House of Commons, London.
2010: 'Don't believe the hype': absent black fathers, absent voices in family life?', School Exclusions: Are we getting it Right Yet? Runnymede Trust E-conference, 8-9 February, Runnymede Trust, London.
2009: 'Breaking the Cycle of fear: Researching BAME Mental Health in Lambeth University Research Conference, 18th June, LSBU.
2009: 'Black Parenting in Disadvantaged Communities: Exploring Strategies for Success' Black Practitioner's Network on Black and Minority Ethnic Parenting, 25 March, National Children's Bureau, London.
2007: 'The more things change, the more they remain the same: barriers to Black and Minority Ethnic employment', LEPU 2nd Tuesday seminar, 12 June, London South Bank University, England.
2007: 'BAME-IB Employment Skills in Lambeth': findings and recommendations, Families and Social Capital one-day seminar, 21 March, London South Bank University.
2007: 'Judged by the company we keep: Caribbean young people's friendship networks, seminar series, Policy Studies Institute, 27 February, London, England.
2006: 'Supporting student learning: recruitment and retention of Black male students in FAHS', FAHS Equality and Diversity Committee, 5 December, London South Bank University, England.
2006: Findings and recommendations: Young people, social capital and family relationships in Caribbean Diasporic identities, Ethnicity Strand Seminar Series, Families and Social Capital ESRC Research Group, 22 March, London South Bank University, England.
2005: 'Strategies for success: social resources and networks for black parents in their children's schooling?' Open Discussion, Black History Month Lecture Series, Queen Mother Moore Saturday School, Clapham Methodist Church Hall, 15 October, London, England.
2005: 'Lessons from Walter Rodney: black parents and their use of social networks in the self-empowerment and self-improvement of black children's lives', Walter Rodney Lecture Series, London Borough of Southwark, Peckham Library, 9 July, England.
2005: 'Aunt Jemima (aka Black Mammy') and representations of black womanhood', African Lecture series "Literature of Slavery", Multi-Cultural Studies, 16 February, Manchester Metropolitan University, England.
2005: 'Caribbean young people: exploring the views of teachers and parents, Queen Mother Moore Saturday School, Clapham Methodist Church Hall, 12 February,, London, England.
2005: 'Exploring social capital in Diasporic Caribbean communities', Race and Ethnicity seminar series, 26 January, Birbeck College: University of London, England.
2005: 'Caribbean families, community and bonding social capital', Families and Social Capital ESRC Group one- day seminar, 14 January, London South Bank University, England.
2004: 'Caribbean Young people, Social Capital and Family Relationships', Family and Social Capital one day seminar, 26 April, London South Bank University, England.
2004; 'Family, ethnicity and social capital', Social Capital Seminar Group, School of Health and Nursing, 14 January, Kings College, University of London, England.
1997: 'African-Caribbean Mothering: Investigating Difference and Sameness in the Construction of Mothering Identities' at Family Values Series Workshop, July, South Bank University, London, England. 1997: 'Re-evaluating Black Feminist Epistemology and Feminist Standpoint Theories', MSc Social Analysis and Research Methods Study Day, May, South Bank University, London, England.
1996: 'Same-"Race" Interviewing: Interrogating Black Women Researching Black Women' at MSc Social Sciences Post-Graduate Research Summer School, July, South Bank University, London, England.

Refereed International Conference papers

2012: The settled generation in the UK – Caribbean and Italian second generation migrants doing family across boundaries, European Congress of the Society of Family Relation 26-28 September, Lillehammer, Norway (with Elisabetta Zontini)
2012: Growing up transnational: identity and family practices of Italian and Caribbean youth in the UK, IMISCOE annual conference, August 28-29, University of Amsterdam (with Elisabetta Zontini)
2011: 'Care flows in Transnational Families: Cultural and Social Capitals, Identity and Belonging, Transnational Families, migration and kin-work, Monash University Centre of the University of Western Australia, 7-8 July, Prato; Italy (with Dr Elisabetta Zontini).
2008: 'Exploring the absent/present dilemma: Black fathers, social capital and family relationships', at Fathering Across Diversity and Adversity: International Perspectives and Policy Intervention at the University of Pennsylvania, 20-22 April.
2006: 'Parenting and Childrearing by Caribbean mothers in the UK', Childrearing research in the Caribbean, conference, Fort Young Hotel, 25-28 May, Roseau, Dominica.
2004: 'Young people, social capital and Caribbean transnational family relationships', European Association of Anthropology (EASA) annual conference, 8-12 September, Vienna, Austria.
2004: 'The Caribbean family and social capital: exploring the links', Caribbean Studies Association annual conference, 1-5 June, St. Kitts & Nevis.
2003: 'Caribbean mothering in the UK: childrearing and maternal practices in resisting racism', Routes and Roots: Caribbean Studies Association 28th annual conference, 26- 30 May, Belize City, Belize.
2002: 'Black British Feminism within an International Context', inaugural conference, Caribbean Feminism, 9-10 June, University of West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados.

Refereed National Conference Papers
 
2013: The settled generation in the UK – Caribbean and Italian second generation migrants doing family across boundaries, Centre for Research on Families and Relationship, International Conference, University of Edinburgh, 5-8 June 2013
2012: Queering Black Womanhood? Pushing together and pulling apart the (a)sexualised narratives of Black Mammy and Co. In the New Europe, Queering Sexuality One-day conference, 19 October, LSBU, London
2012: 'Participatory Diaspora youth: introduction', ESRC Research Methods Festival, July, Univ of Oxford
2012: 'Ageing Well in the Age of Austerity: Exploring Personalised Care Planning among BAME Older People Living in Disadvantaged Neighbourhoods', British Sociological Association Annual Conference, 10-13 April Leeds
2012: 'Transnational Families: Migrant Youths 'Doing' Families across Proximities and Distances', BSA Family and Relationship Study Day, 3 February, London (with Elisabetta Zontini)
2011: Friends like us? Identities and the place of friendships in young people's lives, Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference, 30 August-2 September, London (with Susie Weller)
2010: 'Transnational Networks and the (Re)Making of Ethnic Identity among Second Generation Caribbeans in the UK', Transnationalism and the second generation, ESRC Seminar series: Diasporic and Transnational Youth Identities, 24 September, University of Nottingham, England.
2010: 'Caribbean Second Generation Return Migration: Exploring Transnational Family Relationships with 'Left Behind' Kin-Members in Britain', Links to the Diasporic Homeland: Comparative Experiences of Second-Generation and Ancestral 'Return' Migration and Mobility, 14-15 May, University of Sussex.
2009: '"Them and Us": 'Black Neighbourhoods' as a resource for Community Mobility and Collective Identity among Black Youths in London', Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference, 26-28 August, University of Manchester.
2009: 'Remittances, Caribbean Families and Transnational Social Networks in the UK', one-day exploration seminar on The Impact of Remittances on Sending Communities, LSBU, 23 September.
2009: 'Caribbean mothering: Transnational Lives, Cultural Ties and Collective memory', Migration at Migration, Memory and Identities, 14-15th May, Birbeck College, London.
2008: 'Youth, social capital and ethnic ties: a case study of Caribbean return migration' Young People, Social Capital and Ethnicity, Families and Social Capital ESRC Research Group, March, LSBU.
2008: 'Contesting home, identity and belonging: the perspectives of Second-Generation Caribbeans', Identity, Citizenship and Migration Centre Seminar Series, February 22, Nottingham University.
2007: 'Where birds of a feather stick together: crossing the invisible boundary between 'established' and 'newly arrived' Caribbean migrants in the UK', Centre for Research on Family Relationships, 27-29 June, Edinburgh, Scotland.
2006: 'Judged by the company you keep: friendship networks, social capital and ethnic identity of Caribbean young people in Britain', Youth and Social Capital: one-day conference, London Finnish Institute, 13 October, London, England.
2006: 'Transnational families in the (re)making of ethnic identity of Caribbean young people in the UK', Diverse Britain: Social Practice and Social Policy, Families and Social Capital ESRC Research Group, 8 September, London South Bank University, England.
2006: Exploring the absent/present dilemma: Black fathers, social capital and family relationships', Fathers and Social Capital: Transatlantic Perspectives on Fathering, Support and Community Networks, Families and Social Capital ESRC Research Group, 26 May 2006, London South Bank University, England (with Beverley Goring).
2006: Transnational caring relationships across Caribbean and Italian families', British Sociological Association, Annual Conference, 21-23 April, Harrogate Conference Centre, Harrogate, England. (with Elisabetta Zontini).
2005: Caribbean young people and community and family network, Young People and Social Capital, Finnish-British Seminar, Finnish Institute, 10-11 November, London, England.
2003: 'Families, Social Capital and Caribbean young people's Diasporic identities', Young People, Social Capital and Empowerment, 11-14 September, University of Strathclyde, Scotland.
2002: 'Black fathers, family and identity', one day conference, Including the Excluding: black men, black masculinity and social exclusion, 9 October , Goldsmiths' college, University of London, England.
2001: 'Re-thinking Black Feminist Epistemology', Race into the Millennium, Race and Ethnicity Research Unit One Day Conference, September 2001, South Bank University, London, England.
2001: 'Black Fathering in Family Lives', International Caribbean Diaspora conference, 23-25 August, South Bank University, London, England.
2000: 'Black Community Parenting?', Caribbean Family and Community Groups in Britain One Day conference, March 2000, South Bank University, London, England.
1999: 'Black Mothering: Identity, Difference and Diversity', Social Policy Association Annual Conference, July, Roehampton Institute, London, England.
1999: 'Childrearing by Black Mothers: Strategies for Resisting Racism', British Sociological Family Study Seminar Series, June, Middlesex University, London, England.
1998: 'Black Mothering and Employment', ESRC Seminar Series, Motherhood and Paid Work, September, Bradford University, England.
1997: 'Mothering, Racism and Childrearing', 'Race' and Ethnicity Study Group, Sub-Committee of British Sociological Association, October, South Bank University, London, England.
1997: 'The Question of Power: Interviewing Black Women from a Black Feminist Perspective', British Sociological Association Annual Conference, April, University of York, England.

Conference Organisation
Co/organiser of the following events:
Migrant mothers caring for the future: creative interventions in making new citizens, funded by AHRC, 2013-14 - 2 seminars and international conference bringing together leading research and cutting edge practice, and consolidating a novel field of research currently dispersed across different disciplines and national contexts. Keynote speakers include: Sarah van Walsum (UV University Amsterdam, Netherlands) and Professor Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, (University of Southern California, USA),
Gender and Education Association International Conference 2013. This event was held at Weeks Centre for Social and Policy Research, London South Bank University. Over 220 delegates attended the conference. Keynote include: Professor Lisa Adkins, Newcastle University, Australia
British Sociological Association Families and Relationships Study Group Seminar, 2013 'The New Politics of Motherhood'
ESRC Seminar Series (2009-11) 'Diasporic Youth and Transnational Identities: Exploring Conceptual Themes and Future Research Agendas', Keynote speakers included professor Peggy Levitt (Harvard University, USA)

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