CRASSH Impact is a series of free public lectures and seminars at the University of Cambrige. The event series is funded through a grant from the Higher Education Funding Council For England (HEFCE).

Sara Ahmed will be giving the Lent 2018 CRASSH Impact Lectures, continuing the Centre's commitment to exploring issues of race and gender, with a special focus on policy and social action. She has become one of the best known feminist theorists of this generation through her publications, her blogs and her activism. 

2 March 2018, 5.15pm – 7pm
Uses of Use: Diversity, Utility and the University
• Public lecture by Sara Ahmed
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9 March 2018, 5.15pm – 7pm
Complaint as Diversity Work
• Public lecture by Sara Ahmed
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Please note that these lectures were rearranged from their original dates of 27 February and 7 March due to scheduled UCU strike action.

Previous Events

The great Sinologist from Harvard, Michael Puett, presented the CRASSH Impact lecture on China and policy during the Michaelmas Term.

Please click on the links below to watch the events on video. 

21 November 2017, 5.15pm – 7.00pm
Neoliberalism and History, or: How Should We Understand China?
• Public lecture by Michael Puett

22 November 2017, 6.00pm – 7.30pm
Michael Puett and Julia Lovell in Conversation 
• Chaired by Hans van de Ven


In the Easter Term 2017, we had a thrilling set of events on Law, Race, Gender and Public Policy (2 – 4 May 2017), starring Patricia J. Williams (Columbia), one of the most stirring theorists of law and race in the USA today, along with Paul Gilroy (King’s College London), Britain's most distinguished theorist of race, and Heidi Safia Mirza (Goldsmiths), a pioneering researcher into race, faith and gender.

Please click on the links below to watch the events on video. 

2 May 2017, 5.15pm – 7.00pm
In Conversation: Paul Gilroy and Patricia Williams 
Law, Race, Gender and Public Policy launch event
• Chaired by Priscilla Mensah

3 May 2017, 5.15pm – 7.00pm​
'Other People’s Children'
• Public lecture by Patricia Williams

4 May 2017, 5.15pm – 7.00pm​
Black Life, Law, Love and Survival in Times of Trump and Brexit
• A Black Feminist conversation between Heidi Mirza and Patricia Williams
• Chaired by Sarah Franklin