Dr Karen Salt
Dr Karen Salt directs the Centre for Research in Race and Rights at the University of Nottingham. She is an expert on sovereignty, race, collective activism and systems of governance.
Dr Salt leads and collaborates on a number of research projects, including the Arts Council England funded project, The Bigger Picture, where she acts as the Research Lead and an Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project, Geographies of Black Protest, dedicated to preserving the histories and materiality of black protest cultures around the world.
She is an active grant reviewer and recently began a 3-year appointment as a member of the Arts & Humanities Research Council Advisory Board. AHRC’s 14-member Advisory Board is made up of senior academics and sector leaders from across the UK. This group advises the AHRC Council and Executive on the development and implementation of strategic approaches to funding which reflect the challenges and opportunities arising for arts and humanities research and those that engage with it.
Salt remains a national leader, consultant and collaborator on a number of cross-sector initiatives on social justice, racial equity and inclusion.