About Us

Following the success of the conference, we, the organisers, are continuing to build on the themes we explored, engage with new projects and build community.

Read more about each of us below.

The Post Windrush Generation conference hosted leading academics, performers and commentators to chronicle the muted and thorny legacy of race relations in the UK, and the manner in which the Post-Windrush generation have tirelessly fought for recognition, from Thatcherism to Brexit and beyond.

Dr Kenny Monrose

Dr Kenny Monrose is a researcher at the University of Cambridge in the Department of Sociology and a Fellow of Wolfson college Cambridge. He is the lead researcher on the Black British Voices Project at Cambridge Sociology. Dr Monrose is the author of Black men in Britain: an ethnographic portrait of the post Windrush generation. The book engages with an invisible population of Black men who grew up during 1970s and 80s post-industrial Britain, and as part of an environment that rendered them irrelevant and indistinguishable.

He is an affiliate at The Centre for Screen & Film within the Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages & Linguistics, and a member of Centre for the study of Global Human Movement at the University of Cambridge. He is also an advisory board member for Education & Culture at the London South Bank Centre.

Isabelle Higgins

Isabelle Higgins is a PhD candidate in the Sociology Department at the University of Cambridge. She holds a double first-class honours degree in Sociology and Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge, and a master’s degree in the Sociology of Marginality and Exclusion. Her current research, which she began as an undergraduate, focuses on examining the ways in which intersectional inequalities are reproduced in digital environments. 

Isabelle has received a number of awards as an undergraduate and a postgraduate for her academic work. She is also the recipient of a creative writing award from the National Centre for Writing. She is working on a novel which draws on her experiences growing up mixed-race in rural Derbyshire in the 1990s, as well as wider experiences of her Afro-Caribbean family over three generations. 

Joe Cotton

Joe Cotton is the Communications Officer at Wolfson College, having formerly managed communications for the Race Equality Network and the Department of Sociology, both at the University of Cambridge. He has been highly involved in supporting racial justice campaigns in Cambridge, including Decolonise Sociology, Black Cantabs, the End Everyday Racism campaign, the Black British Voices Project, and most recently the Black Advisory Hub as a member of their steering group. His MPhil dissertation investigated the decolonisation movement at Cambridge during its peak in 2017-18, and he is currently working on the creation of the new Camdecolhub online archive.

We are always open to new people joining our team in a variety of roles and capcacities. If you’re interested in being involved, you can contact us.