The Stephen Lawrence Research Centre (SLRC)

Inspired by the loan of archival materials by DMU Chancellor, Baroness Doreen Lawrence, which document the history of the Lawrence family’s fight for justice in the wake of their son’s tragic murder, the SLRC has a mission of becoming a hub of innovative and world-leading research. The SLRC intends to create inclusive, intergenerational research communities that engage academics, students, alumni, local communities and the general public. It aspires to become a place that attracts and develops innovative thinkers who will become leaders by creating impact through their research on a local, national and global scale.

The Stephen Lawrence Research Centre aims to drive forward conversations that will shape and influence how we think about race and social justice. It intends to honour the enduring legacy of Stephen Lawrence’s life and his family’s ongoing pursuit of justice by asking new questions, debating critical issues, raising awareness, and advocating to bring about positive change.

Research target areas:

  • Histories and cultures of Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities in the UK
  • The concept and practice of institutional racism
  • Denials of justice
  • The social psychology of racial violence

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T: (0116) 366 4370