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Chijioke Obasi


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Cultural diversity in the workplace


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Dr Obasi joined UWS as a Senior Lecturer in May 2020. She is the Programme Leader for undergraduate social work. Chijioke joined UWS directly from Northumbria University but she has worked in higher education across a number of institutions and her academic career stretches over 17 years. The majority of her time in HE has been working in issues of equality and diversity both delivering equality and diversity academic content and working as an equality and diversity practitioner. Chijioke is a qualified social worker and also a qualified sign language interpreter.

Area of academic expertise - outline

Most of my publications are in some way linked to issues of identity and intersectionality but particularly race, gender, disability and cultural and linguistic understandings of Deaf identity. My PhD research looked at experiences of Black women and Deaf women working across a range of organisations mainly in the public sector including: health, education, social care, civil service and social care regulation. Research methodology and the impact of researchers on research outcomes, forms a significant part of the PhD and has led to a number of peer-reviewed papers on reflexivity in research. ‘Africanist Sista-hood in Britain’ is the theoretical framework used in my research and also forms a central part of my research and publications.



  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • Identity
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Black feminism
  • Africanist Sista-Hood
  • Deaf Studies
  • Disability research
  • Reflexivity
  • Racism
  • Equalities
  • Intersectionality


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