Equality and Diversity
Our Faculty understands itself as highly inclusive and welcomes diversity. Together with the University, it tries to offer support at all levels, from outreach to careers advice to welfare and disability services. To read more, please see:
Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Statement of Values
Equality and Diversity Case Studies
Staff and students in need of advice or guidance are welcome to contact:
Equality and Diversity Officer:
Thomas Hall and Chris Mitchell
Early Career Researcher Champion:
Early Career Researcher Contact:
Director of Outreach:
Undergraduate Student Reps:
Yuling Wu (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Nadia Roeske (email@example.com)
Eliza Chapple (firstname.lastname@example.org)
William Powell (email@example.com)
Graduate Student Reps:
Graduate student representatives can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subject Group Equality and Diversity Representatives
As noted in its statement of values, the Faculty is committed to celebrating the diversity of the language and cultures that are the heart of its work, even though many European academic disciplines originated in periods of colonialist oppression.
If anyone has any questions or concerns about aspects of equality and diversity in the academic curriculum, they are encouraged to discuss these directly with their teachers, or to pass their thoughts to the relevant subject group EDI representative and the EDI officer. We can then pass these to the relevant subject group so that they can be addressed there (this can be done anonymously and in confidence if that is preferred).
Please feel free to contact:
Equality and Diversity Officer: Richard Bruce Parkinson (email@example.com)
Arabic, Persian, and Turkish:
Jonny Lawrence (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Paul Bevan (email@example.com)
Egyptology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies:
Hebrew, Jewish, and Eastern Christianity:
Zoe Waxman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Inner and South Asia (India and Tibet):
Christopher Fleming (email@example.com )
Japanese and Korean:
Information about the different services and support the University provides can found below:
The Oxford University Equality and Diversity Unit has a wide range of information available on their webpages.
There is advice and guidance for staff and students on LGBTQ+ issues here, and a list of Stonewall LGBTQ+ Role Models, one of which is an academic member of staff based in the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, can be found here.
The Disability Advisory Service provides information, advice and support on disability issues. For access guides to the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies buildings, please see the University Access Guide. This map also includes details on Examination Schools and many colleges.
Student Welfare and Support Services works collaboratively on student health and welfare issues with colleagues in colleges, academic and administrative departments, the Oxford University Student Union, and key statutory services and other partners outside of the University.