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Dr Harshad Keval

Senior Lecturer

School: School of Law, Policing and Social Sciences

Campus: Canterbury Main Campus

Tel: 01227 922069

Profile summary

Writer and educator in Race, Postcolonial ideas, Decolonial frameworks. I teach on the UG Sociology programme, Programme Director for the MRes growing PhD supervision the Sociology team are involved in. I write, teach, and represent across academic, intellectual and activist bases.

Teaching and subject expertise

I teach on all levels of the Sociology programme. I am also Programme Director for the MRES and PhD Programmes. Currently supervising PhD students:

-Narratives of Exile across Tibet and India (Completions Successful 2021)

-Social and Political construction of Asylym

-Spirituality and End of Life

-Negotiating British Algerian identities

-Mobilising Decoloniality and Racial Capitalism critiques in Palestinian Solidarities

-Intersectional Analysis of BAME Christian women's 'gender-work'

-Decolonising social work education. A critical analysis of Eurocentric curricula in the Zimbabwean context of Ubuntu

Publications and research outputs

Keval, H. (2022) Book Review: Gargi Bhattacharya, Adam Elliot-Cooper, Sita Balani, Kerem Nişancıoğlu, Kojo Koram, Dalia Gebrial, Nadine El-Enany and Luke de Noronha Empire’s Endgame: Racism and the British StateSociology.

Keval, H. & Wright (2021) Necropolitical constructions of happiness, COVID-19 and higher education, Critical Studies on Security, 9:2, 169-173, DOI: 10.1080/21624887.2021.1978644

Keval, H. (2021) ‘‘Merit’, ‘Success’ and the Epistemic Logics Of Whiteness In Racialised Education Systems”. In Dave Thomas and Jason Arday (eds) in Doing Equity and Diversity for Success: Redressing Structural Inequalities in the Academy. Palgrave Macmillan. 

Keval, H. (2020) ‘Black Lives Matter, Toppling Statues And Anti-Racism: Joining The Dots.’ Expert Comment, Canterbury Christ Church University. June 10th 2020. 

Keval, H. (2020) Black History ‘Month’ And The Urgency Of Connected Race-Critical Thinking’. Expert Comment, Canterbury Christ Church University. September 22nd, 2020. Available at:

Keval, H. (2019)'Race, Gender and Psychosis', Women and the Psychosocial Construction of Madness, (ed) Marie Brown and Marilyn Charles. Rowman and Littlefield.

Keval, H (2019) Navigating the ‘Decolonising’ process: Avoiding pitfalls and some Do’s and Don’t’s

Patel, N. & Keval, H. (2018) 'Fifty ways to leave …… your racism'. The Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy Volume 18, Number 2,

Keval, H. (2018) 'Accessing all areas? interviewing and researching within and outside difference'. SAGE Research Methods Cases Part 2.

Keval, H. (2016) ‘Health, Ethnicity and Diabetes: Racialised Constructions of 'Risky' South Asian Bodies.’ Palgrave Macmillan.

Keval, H. (2015) 'Risky cultures to risky genes: Racialised constructions of south Asian genetic diabetes risk.' New Genetics and Society. DOI:10.1080/14636778.2015.1036155

Keval, H. (2015) 'Schizophrenia and psychosis: the magical and troubling disappearance of race.' Diversity and Equality in Health and Care, Vol. 12, 1, 6-8.

Morjaria-Keval, A. and Keval, H. (2015) 'Reconstructing Sikh Spirituality in Recovery from Alcohol Addiction,' Religions 2015, 6(1), 122-138


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