Professor Cecile Wright
Professor Cecile Wright BA, PhD is Professor of Sociology, Visiting Fellow, Centre for Advanced Studies and Honorary Associate Professor, School of Sociology and Social Work at the University of Nottingham.
She is also a Professorial Fellow at the Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham.
She was the first Black female professor in the East Midlands. She specialises in the areas of education, youth, social mobility and social exclusion and was recently engaged by the Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner to investigate the relationship between the BME community and the police with a view to producing recommendations to improve relations.
Professor Wright uses her spare time to work for voluntary organisations, a mental health charity and a women’s refuge in Derbyshire and is a member of the national executive of the University and College Union.
She is currently a member of the TUC Race Relations Committee.
Her forthcoming Book: ‘Young British African-Caribbean Men Achieving Educational Success’, with Uvanney Maylor and Thomas Pickup will be published by Routledge, New York.
She says that as a researcher, scholar, campaigner and activist it is a privilege to produce work which transforms lives.