Tamanda Walker


I joined the School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science as a White Rose College/AHRC funded PhD researcher in 2017. My PhD builds out of my practice within Equity, Diversity and Inclusion initiatives and is a decolonial, auto-ethnographic account of the dynamics of religion and belief/worldviews and their intersections with race within the ‘modern’, ‘secular’ British workplace. 

Alongside my PhD I am also a Cumberland Lodge Scholar, a founding member of the Forum on Religion in International Affairs, and an Associate Consultant & Trainer for global law firm Eversheds Sutherland. More information about my consultancy work can be found here and on LinkedIn.


  • Grayson, D & Walker, T. (2019). ‘Religion, the secular, and the left’. Soundings Journal. [journal article]. Available at: https://www.lwbooks.co.uk/soundings

  • Walker, T (2022, forthcoming). ‘Race, Religion & Spirituality: Christo-secular culture and whiteliness in The Academy. [journal article]

Research interests

My research interests are varied and cover the following areas, from a practitioner-researcher perspective:

  • Postcolonial, Anti-Racist & Decolonial Theory

  • Black Feminist & Queer Theory

  • Race & Racism

  • Religion & Belief, Faith, Spirituality

  • Mental Health, Disabilities and Mad Studies

  • Organisation Cultures & Institutional Life

  • Equity, Diversity & Inclusion 

  • Qualitative Research Methods; (Auto)Ethnography 


  • MSc Education, Power & Social Change, Birkbeck University of London, UK