Munira Mirza

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Munira Mirza was the Deputy Mayor for Education and Culture of London. Born in Oldham,[1] she previously held the titles of Cultural Advisor to the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, and director of arts, culture and the creative industries for the Mayor of London.[2]

She previously worked as Development Director for the conservative think-tank Policy Exchange.[3] While there she edited a collection of essays published as Culture Vultures: Is UK arts policy damaging the arts? (ISBN 978-0955190902), which challenged the government's efforts to promote socially inclusive arts.[4][5] and wrote Living apart together British Muslims and the paradox of multiculturalism (ISBN 978-1906097028).[6]

In December 2009 she appeared on the BBC Radio 4 programme Great Lives, nominating political philosopher Hannah Arendt.[7]

Her 2012 book The Politics of Culture: The Case for Universalism (ISBN 978-0230284531) was published by Palgrave Macmillan.[8][9]

Mirza was mentioned as a possible candidate for the 2020 London Mayoral election by the New Statesman.[10]

In 2018, she joined King's College London as Executive Director of Culture, leading the institution's cultural strategy together with oversight of the Science Gallery London at Guy's Campus.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Munira Mirza". Mayor of London: Mayoral Team. Greater London Authority. Archived from the original on 19 July 2012. Retrieved 16 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Profile: Munira Mirza". The Guardian. London. 19 May 2008. Retrieved 16 July 2012.
  3. ^ "Munira Mirza". Alumni. Policy Exchange. Retrieved 16 July 2012.
  4. ^ "Culture Vultures: is UK arts policy damaging the arts?". Policy Exchange. 19 January 2006. Retrieved 16 July 2012. Includes link to pdf full text of the report
  5. ^ "New report critical of money spent on 'diversity' arts". AIM Magazine. Asians in Media. 30 January 2006. Retrieved 16 July 2012.
  6. ^ "Living apart together British Muslims and the paradox of multiculturalism". Policy Exxchange. 29 January 2007. Retrieved 16 July 2012.Includes link to pdf full text of the report
  7. ^ "Great Lives". BBC. Retrieved 16 July 2012.
  8. ^ "The Politics of Culture". Publisher's website. Palgrave Macmillan. Retrieved 16 July 2012.
  9. ^ "The Politics of Culture: The Case for Universalism". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 16 July 2012. Includes "look inside" providing access to contents, preface and selected pages
  10. ^ "Sadiq Khan's Conservative opponents can't win. Which means they can't lose, either".
  11. ^ "Munira Mirza joins King's as Executive Director Culture". www.kcl.ac.uk. Retrieved 2018-11-06.