Karen Salt

Karen Salt

Dr Karen Salt is a Lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Aberdeen and has been working on issues of race and power for nearly 20 years. She is a Tutor on the Leading Change course and will be taking part in the 2017 Queen's Young Leaders' residential course in Cambridge.

During that time, she has:

  • led research projects on social and health inequities
  • run non-profits at both regional and international level
  • assisted national and international agencies in crafting materials on these issues
  • and conducted community-based training and courses for a variety of age levels.

After returning to university for an advanced degree, Karen channelled this work into a focused research programme on race, sovereignty, power and politics – with a particular emphasis on the interplay of these dynamics in the Caribbean and African diaspora.

Karen contributes to our online course for Queen's Young Leaders, spoke at the 2015 June residential about legacies and representation in the Commonwealth, and will be returning in 2016.