Anti-Racism Officer

Hisham Parchment & Sohane Yahya

We are Hisham and Sohane, your anti-racism officers this year.

We would like to congratulate all those joining SOAS this year, and hope that returning students have had a restful summer. We return (or begin) uni this year at an incredibly uncertain time. Our role as anti-racism officers is primarily to facilitate initiatives and projects that you the students would like to see happen. There are some incredibly exciting things lined up this year so please do contact us if you’d like to get involved. We look forward to being around and meeting more of you!

Seeing as we are both students in the World Philosophies program, we are super keen to discuss racial theory, if you ever want to. For our NBPOC and White allies we actually have an allyship workshop where we read theory and train in anti-racist practice. For our black students we organize black student meetups and rant nights. 

We’re hoping to organize loads of digital events to help foster a real anti-racist atmosphere within the university. We’re also here to help you guys if you ever need to make a complaint, please don't hesitate to get in touch, we’ll always do our best to help with the procedure.

We really appreciate you guys voting for us again, it feels like both a reward for the work we put in last year and motivation to continue the pursuit for a more anti-racist SOAS.

P.S. We are on social media! You can follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Our email is

This webpage was last updated on: 15 Sep 2020 10:03