Tamanda Walker

Profile

I joined the School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science as a White Rose College/AHRC funded PhD researcher in 2017. Taking a multi-sited auto-ethnographic approach, my research explores how UK-based employers are engaging with issues of religion and belief within public, private and voluntary sector workplaces, and the extent to which these engagements support equality, trust and inclusion within and beyond the 'secular' workplace.

My research has emerged directly out of my professional practice, and particularly my ongoing consultancy work which includes a focus on issues of identity and inclusion within education, employment and community settings.

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, and interfaith and gender equality charities 3FF, St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace and Fearless Futures.

Forthcoming Publications

  • 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 (2020, 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

  • Organisation Cultures & Institutional Life

  • Equity, Diversity & Inclusion within Education and Employment

  • Qualitative Research Methods; (Auto)Ethnography 

Qualifications

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