Join us for February’s UCL Writing Lab event with Rianna Walcott, Jade Bentil, Jessica Brough and Dr Xine Yao, where this roundtable will discuss what it means to be a ‘scholar-activist’: from discussions around the tension inherent to the label, how they maintain a radical politic within the British academy, and the ways in which we can all contribute to building a better world.
Join us for February’s UCL Writing Lab event with Scholar-in-Residence Rianna Walcott, Jade Bentil, Dr Jessica Brough and Dr Xine Yao, where this roundtable will discuss what it means to be a ‘scholar-activist’: from discussions around the tension inherent to the label, how they maintain a radical politic within the British academy, and the ways in which we can all contribute to building a better world.
Rianna Walcott, co-editor of upcoming anthology The Colour of Madness, says being black made it harder to get mental health support. She explains why some in her family are wary of medication. In the last episode of Mentally Interesting for now, our presenters are thinking about hope and revealing their "most absurd secret habits." With Mark Brown and Seaneen Molloy. The producer is Emma Tracey and the studio manager is Dave O'Neill
Join scholar, singer and writer Rianna Walcott for a tour of the 'Joy' exhibition. You’ll hear her personal views and insights into the exhibitions and have the opportunity to ask questions.
Join our 2021-22 Scholar-in-Residence Rianna Walcott for a talk focused on her PhD research, where she will discuss the mechanics and ethics of researching social media communities. Here she will discuss the ethical and citational requirements for social media research, the need for self-reflexivity when researching your own community, and how to write about and analyse social media spaces as a text.
Join Scholar-in-Residence Rianna Walcott and Dr Francesca Sobande for an in-conversation event about the act of writing, guided by Francesca’s maxim, that became Rianna’s mantra, ‘Everything is Writing’. Here they will discuss the multiple modes that academic writing can take, from the traditional essay, to blogging, to Twitter threads, to in-conversation podcasting, the radical potential that different kinds of knowledge transmission has for transforming the academy, and understanding your own rhythm for writing and processing information.
This workshop will explore how to make our academic writing exciting, and deconstruct an exemplary essay to help us think about how we might do that. The essay Rianna will use is Hall, Stuart (1984) ‘Reconstruction Work: Images of Post War Black Settlement’.
This is the first of 4, in conversation with, from women with aspirations to become the first Black, female astronaut in the UK to media trailblazers, artists and activists. Four women from across Rotherham communities meet the women giving them hope in these strange and uncertain times. Langa, Sile, Sabine and Neema are all women from Rotherham with African heritage making their own mark in the town and the wider world. Join them as they discuss hope, health and happiness with some of the UK’s leading Black women artists, scientists and community leaders from across the Women of the World network
Rianna, Project Myopia