Shardia Briscoe-Palmer is an Assistant Professor in Sociology at the University of Nottingham. Shardia’s research specialisms intersect across the politics of gender, race, and social injustices. Her research focus explores the politics of black masculinity whilst (de)constructing postcolonial identities. Shardia’s research interests also include academic diversity and inclusivity challenges faced by minority groups within higher education. Shardia is am a mother of two young boys and spends many of her days navigating the world around them, being their example for change. She can be found via Twitter @ShardiaBPalmer .