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Research Associate at the Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE), University of Manchester

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 has a keen interest in qualitative research techniques and co-production methodologies and is trained in advanced quantitative methods through her MSc in Research Methods and Statistics which she was awarded in 2012 by the University of Manchester.


  • –present
    Research Associate, University of Manchester


  • 2017 
    University of Manchester, PhD, Sociology