Dr Aarti Ratna
Assistant Professor of Social Sciences
What area does your research focus on?
- Race, Gender and Nation;
- Black, Transnational and Queer of Colour Feminisms;
- Sport, Leisure and Everyday Life.
What are the other key aspects of your role?
- EDI Department Lead
- Race Equality Charter Self-Assessment Group Member
- I have previously led a research group, chaired a university race forum, led Faculty-wide teaching and learning activities (including as it relates to the satisfaction and success of racially minority students). I have led 5 PhD students to completion; and examined 4 students (including a public defence viva).
What do you like to do outside of work?
Walk my dog & be a mother. Listen to music.
What do you think you could particularly offer mentoring support with?
I recently started a Level 3 counselling course as I’ve always been good at supporting staff and students and wanted to develop my listening/ mentoring skills further.