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Senior Lecturer in Sociology, University of Westminster

Ben Pitcher writes and teaches about race, politics and popular culture.

His most recent book is Consuming Race (2014), which offers some new ways of thinking about the centrality of race to our lives. The Politics of Multiculturalism (2009) explores the way antiracism has shaped governmental practices in twenty-first century Britain.

His work has been featured in national and international news media, and Ben has appeared on BBC Radio 4 and Australia’s ABC Radio National. He has written for numerous blogs and websites, including The Guardian’s Comment is Free.

He studied Literature at Goldsmiths (BA, first class) and Cultural Studies at Lancaster University (MA, distinction) and the University of East London (PhD). He was previously a Lecturer in Political Sociology at Oxford Brookes University. He is currently a Senior External Examiner at the University of Brighton.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Sociology, University of Westminster


  • 2007 
    University of East London, PhD
  • 2003 
    Lancaster University, MA, Cultural Studies (distinction)
  • 2001 
    Goldsmiths, University of London, BA Literature (first class)


  • 2014
    Consuming Race,
  • 2009
    The Politics of Multiculturalism; Race and Racism in Contemporary Britain,