SOAS’ New Director: BME Champion or Neo-Conservative?

2 years ago SOAS Spirit 0
Anonymous Many people have been commenting on the new SOAS director Valerie Amos and most news articles have showered her with praise. A lot of people have boarded the racial equality bandwagon uncritically, using the fact that she is a black woman to champion her prematurely. I am happy that our new director is a black woman. However, we must remain Read More

SOAS’ New Director: Benefits of International Experience

2 years ago SOAS Spirit 0
Micheil Page, BA Development Studies and Geography ‘After almost 9 years of service, Professor Paul Webley is stepping down as Director of SOAS’: as a young fresher last year, I was definitely saddened. Only one year into my degree, my university was changing directors, and no one knew just how much this could affect the university as a whole. The Read More

Corbyn’s Victory Exposes The Petulance of the Subversive Labour Right

2 years ago SOAS Spirit 0
  Joe Dunne, BA International Relation The roar audible from Labour Party HQ when Jeremy Corbyn was announced as the party’s 25th leader was typical of the reception with which the news has been greeted at the grass roots of the party across the country. Such a reaction invariably draws comparisons with the frosty reception Read More

SOAS alumni win parliamentary seats

2 years ago Tom King 0
Tom King, BA Politics Two SOAS alumni were elected to parliament in Thursday’s general election. David Lammy has been returned as the Labour MP for Tottenham, where he’s sat since 2000, increasing his majority and taking 67% percent of the vote. In Hornsey and Wood Green, Liberal Democrat Home Office Minister Lynne Featherstone was ousted Read More

Interview with an Academic: Exam Special with Naresh Sharma

2 years ago Carolynn Look 0
By Alistair Rooms, BA History & Politics To show the wealth of SOAS academics, Ally Rooms has decided to interview various teachers with a set of simple questions. Hopefully we will learn more about SOAS academics and gain some pearls of wisdom. Naresh Sharma is a Senior Lector in Urdu and Hindi, working at the Department Read More