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Tana Forrest

I am an ESRC doctoral researcher in the Department of Sociology, working on a collaborative award between the University of Warwick and the Coventry Ethnic Minority Action Partnership (CEMAP). Drawing on feminist and postcolonial epistemology, my research seeks to understand how mixed race identity is articulated and produced over time, with specific attention being paid to the city of Coventry as a context that is informed by discourses of cultural and ethnic diversity.

I hold a Masters in Social Anthropology, a First Class Honours degree in Social Anthropology and a Bachelor’s degree in Social Anthropology (with Distinction), English Language and Literature (with Distinction), and the History of Art and Visual Culture – all from the University of Cape Town. My Masters research looked at the way in which mixed race people and their families navigate discourses of race, racialized difference and kinship in post-Apartheid South Africa.

Previously I have worked on educational projects in the non-profit sector in South Africa, as well as with a publishing press for Southern African women in Cape Town, and within the public finance sector in London. Along with gender and medical anthropology, I am interested in the visual arts, poetry and music.

My doctoral research is supervised by Dr Khursheed Wadia and Dr Hannah Jones.


2017 - 2018: SO126 Class and Capitalism in the Neoliberal World



t dot forrest at warwick dot ac dot uk