Andrews is a Professor of Black Studies in the School of Social Sciences at Birmingham City University. He is the director of the Centre for Critical Social Research, founder of the Harambee Organisation of Black Unity, and co-chair of the UK Black Studies Association. Andrews is the first black studies professor in the UK and led the establishment of the first black studies programme in Europe at Birmingham City University.
Early life and education
Andrews is of British African-Caribbean heritage. He earned a PhD. in Sociology and Cultural Studies from the University of Birmingham in 2011. His thesis was entitled "Back to Black: Black Radicalism and the Supplementary School Movement".
Journalism, media appearances and personal views
Andrews regularly appears in the media discussing issues of race and racism, colonialism and slavery, and British nationalism. He is a frequent contributor to The Guardian, and has written articles for The Independent, New Statesman, CNN, openDemocracy, and often appears as a guest on the BBC and Good Morning Britain.
In 2017, Andrews spoke at the Oxford Union, arguing that British education perpetuates racism. He also gave a TEDxYouth talk in Birmingham entitled 'How to stay radical within an institution' exploring how Black Studies can exist within the historically racist institution of the university.
In 2019, Andrews took part in a debate on whether or not the West should pay reparations for slavery at Intelligence Squared. He also spoke about his book Back to Black at the John Hope Franklin Center for Interdisciplinary and International Studies at Duke University and gave a talk at Tate Liverpool on the role of Black radicalism in the United Kingdom and the United States.
In 2019, Andrews appeared on Good Morning Britain, where he argued that the RAF bombing of Nazi Germany constituted a war crime and incorrectly equated the racial views of Winston Churchill to those of Adolf Hitler.
Andrews narrated the film The Psychosis of Whiteness, which explores race and racism through cinematic representations of the slave trade.
In July 2019, Andrews criticised the idea that prominent non-white members of the Conservative Party is automatically a good thing, saying that a "cabinet packed with ministers with brown skin wearing Tory masks represents the opposition of racial progress".
In May 2020, Andrews was a guest on Russell Brand's YouTube channel discussing racism in the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd. He was also interviewed by the Los Angeles Review of Books discussing Malcolm X and the question of violence in Black radicalism.
In August 2020, Andrews joined calls to drop "Rule, Britannia!" and "Land of Hope and Glory" from the Last Night of the Proms, saying the lyrics contained "racist propaganda from a time where Britain was the leading slave-trading nation in the world".
- Andrews, Kehinde (2013). Resisting Racism: Race, Inequality, and the Black Supplementary School Movement. London: Institute of Education Press. ISBN 9781858565156. OCLC 952965547.
- Andrews, Kehinde (2018). Back to Black: Retelling Black Radicalism for the 21st Century. London: Zed Books. ISBN 9781786992789. OCLC 1038006618.
- Andrews, Kehinde (2021). The New Age of Empire: How Racism and Colonialism Still Rule the World. London: Allen Lane. ISBN 978-0241437445. OCLC.
- "Index entry". FreeBMD. ONS. Retrieved 11 June 2020.
- "Black Studies". Birmingham City University. Retrieved 4 June 2020.
- "Organisation of Black Unity". Retrieved 4 June 2020.
- "Black Studies Association". Retrieved 4 June 2020.
- Ross, Alice (23 October 2016). "Universities do not challenge racism, says UK's first black studies professor". The Guardian. Retrieved 4 June 2020.
- "University to launch Europe's first Black Studies degree". Birmingham City University. 19 May 2016. Retrieved 4 June 2020.
- Ali, Aftab (19 May 2016). "Birmingham City University becomes first in Europe to offer black studies degree". The Independent. Retrieved 4 June 2020.
- "Time for BAME voices to be heard". Black History Month at UHB. University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. October 2019. Retrieved 11 June 2020.
- Andrews, Kehinde N. (October 2010). "Back to Black: Black Radicalism and the Supplementary School Movement" (PDF). University of Birmingham.
- "Kehinde Andrews". The Guardian. Retrieved 4 June 2020.
- Andrews, Kehinde; Green, Leah; Rinvolucri, Bruno (18 January 2017). "The west was built on racism. It's time we faced that". The Guardian. Retrieved 11 June 2020.
- "Kehinde Andrews". The Independent. Retrieved 4 June 2020.
- Andrews, Kehinde (12 October 2017). "Claudia Jones's transnational radicalism". New Statesman. Retrieved 4 June 2020.
- Andrews, Kehinde (19 April 2018). "Racism is as British as a cup of tea". CNN. Retrieved 4 June 2020.
- Andrews, Kehinde (10 February 2016). "Confronting the brutal reality: how to teach the legacy of transatlantic slavery". openDemocracy. Retrieved 4 June 2020.
- "'We should not stand for the British anthem'". Newsnight. BBC News. 13 October 2017. Retrieved 4 June 2020.
- "A radical vision of a new Africa". BBC Ideas. BBC Radio 4. 5 April 2018. Retrieved 4 June 2020.
- "This Flag Has Been Adopted By The Far Right". Don't Turn Around. BBC Three. 19 June 2018. Retrieved 4 June 2020.
- "'The West is built on racism'". Newsnight. BBC Two. 5 July 2018. Retrieved 4 June 2020.
- "Should the Word 'Empire' Be Removed From the Honours?". Good Morning Britain. ITV. 3 February 2020. Retrieved 4 June 2020.
- "Cambridge University Launches Inquiry on How They Profited From Slavery". Good Morning Britain. ITV. 2 May 2019. Retrieved 4 June 2020.
- "Are Portraits of The Queen Offensive?". Good Morning Britain. ITV. 5 August 2019. Retrieved 4 June 2020.
- "Is It Offensive to Quote Churchill?". Good Morning Britain. ITV. 9 October 2018. Retrieved 4 June 2020.
- "British Education Does Perpetuate Racism". Oxford Union. 19 April 2017. Retrieved 4 June 2020.
- "How to stay radical within an institution". TEDx. 1 December 2017. Retrieved 4 June 2020.
- "https://twitter.com/kehinde_andrews/status/1009123662014898176". Twitter. Retrieved 2021-04-21. External link in
- "Debate: The West Should Pay Reparations for Slavery". Intelligence Squared. 4 February 2020. Retrieved 4 June 2020.
- "Left of Black with Kehinde Andrews". John Hope Franklin Center for Interdisciplinary and International Studies. 8 February 2019. Retrieved 4 June 2020.
- "Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death". Tate Liverpool. 1 May 2019. Retrieved 4 June 2020.
- White, Megan (2019-01-22). "Academic slammed after calling bombing of Nazi Germany a 'war crime'". www.standard.co.uk. Retrieved 2021-04-21.
- Doody, Kieran (2020-06-10). "Piers Morgan clashes with GMB guest over comparing Churchill to Hitler". WalesOnline. Retrieved 2021-04-21.
- "The Psychosis of Whiteness". IMDb. Retrieved 4 June 2020.
- Andrews, Kehinde (25 July 2019). "Don't be fooled by Johnson's 'diverse' cabinet. Tory racism hasn't changed". The Guardian. Retrieved 4 February 2021.
- "Want To Understand Why Racism Won't Go Away - Watch This". Russell Brand. 31 May 2020. Retrieved 4 June 2020.
- Evans, Brad (1 June 2020). "Histories of Violence: Why We Should All Read Malcolm X Today". Los Angeles Review of Books. Retrieved 4 June 2020.
- Heren, Kit (2020-08-24). "Academic calls on BBC to drop Rule Britannia from Proms". www.standard.co.uk. Retrieved 2021-04-21.
- White, Nadine. "Dr Kehinde Andrews: UK's first Black Studies professor says his own university is institutionally racist". The Independent. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
- Academic Profile at Birmingham City University
- @kehinde_andrews, Professor Kehinde Andrew's Twitter
- The Psychosis of Whiteness, Film Website