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PhD, London School of Economics, 2023


Iyiola Solanke is Jacques Delors Professor of European Union Law at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Somerville College. She was previously Professor of European Union Law and Social Justice at the University of Leeds Law School and the Dean for EDI for the University. She is a Visiting Professor at Wake Forest University School of Law and Harvard University School of Public Health and a former Fernand Braudel Fellow at the European University Institute. She is the author of ‘EU Law’ (CUP 2022), ‘Making Anti-Racial Discrimination Law’ (Routledge 2011) and ‘Discrimination as Stigma – A Theory of Anti- Discrimination Law’ (Hart 2017), as well as many articles in peer reviewed journals. Professor Solanke is an Academic Bencher of the Inner Temple and judicial member of the Valuation Tribunal for England (VTE). She founded the Black Female Professors Forum , and the Temple Women’s Forum North to promote engagement between legal professionals and students in and around Yorkshire. She recently chaired the Inquiry into the History of Eugenics at UCL and is leading two research projects: Co-POWeR , an ESRC-funded project looking into the impact of COVID on practices for wellbeing and resilience in Black, Asian and minority ethnic families and communities; and Generation Delta , a RE/OfS-funded project promoting access to PGR study for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) women.

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