Roaa Ali

Dr Roaa Ali is a Lecturer in Creative and Cultural Industries at the University of Manchester, UK. Roaa is an interdisciplinary researcher focusing on race and diversity in the Creative and Cultural Industries (CCIs).

She writes extensively on issues of diversity, anti-racism, inequality, and the politics of cultural production in the cultural sector. She has researched a number of cultural organisations and worked with The Audience Agency to explore anti-racist thinking and institutional approaches.

Her most recent publications include ‘The trouble with diversity: the cultural sector and ethnic inequality’ (Cultural Sociology) and a monograph titled Contemporary Arab American Drama: Cultural politics of Otherness (forthcoming with Routledge).

Twitter: @roaaali_