Professor Jason Arday

  • Professor of Sociology of Education (School of Education)

Biography

Jason Arday is Professor of Sociology of Education at the University of Glasgow, School of Education, College of Social Sciences. Previously, he was Associate Professor in Sociology in the Department of Sociology and Deputy Executive Dean (People and Culture) in the Faculty of Social Science and Health at Durham University.

Jason holds a Visting Research Fellowship at The Ohio State University in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and a Visiting Professorship at Durham University in the Department of Sociology. Jason holds other Visiting Professorships at Coventry University, London Metropolitian University and Nelson Mandela University.

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 and the NHS Race and Health Observatory Academic Reference Group. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA).

His research focuses on race inequalities within the education sector with a specific focus racial and intersectional inequality in higher education. Areas of his work have also focused on mental health in education, cultural studies, race and politics, education policy and decolonising the curriculum.