Eve Ahmed - Eve is a freelance journalist. She writes opinion pieces and articles on lifestyle issues for a number of national newspapers. Read Eve's paper, First person: Eve Ahmed
Sir Keith Ajegbo- Keith is former headteacher at Deptford Green and is now a consultant advising the Department for Children, Schools and Families. Read Keith's paper, On being mixed-race
Dr Suki Ali - Suki is a Lecturer at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her interests focus upon feminist cultural studies, postcolonial theory, psychoanalysis, research methodologies, visual culture, and theories of identity and embodiment. Her work centralises the interplay between gender, sexualities, 'race' and class. Read Suki's paper, Gendering mixed-race - deconstructing mixedness
Prof Martyn Barrett - Martyn is Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of Surrey. He is Academic Director of the multidisciplinary Centre for Research on Nationalism, Ethnicity and Multiculturalism (CRONEM) at the University of Surrey, an Academician of the Learned Societies for the Social Sciences, and Editor of the British Journal of Developmental Psychology. Read Martyn's paper, Identifications and cultural practices of mixed-heritage youth
Linda Bellos- Linda is a Director of Diversity Solutions Consultancy Ltd, a specialist equality and diversity company she formed in February 2002. Since the early eighties, Linda has worked with a range of public authorities and the private sector advising on change management and policy formulation. Read Linda's paper, Against the term 'mixed-race'
Dr Chamion Cabellero - Chamion is a research fellow at London South Bank Universityand is currently working on a project looking at the experiences of parents from different racial, ethnic and faith backgrounds. She has a longstanding research interest in issues around mixed identities, particularly around the theorisation of mixedness, and was one of the authors of the DfES report 'Understanding the Educational Needs of Mixed Heritage Children', published in 2004. Read Chamion's paper 'Mixed' families: assumptions and new approaches
Rory Campbell - is twenty-three years old with a keen interest in black history. He believes that this should be taught in schools, helping to eliminate racist attitudes, sochildren learn that it's not just white Europeans who invented and discovered everything. Read Rory's paper, Mixed-race Britain - through my eyes
Emma Dabiri - Emma is half Irish and half Nigerian and was born and raised in Ireland. She is a graduate of African Studies with an MSc in Conflict and Development Studies with special relation to Africa and Asia and currently works in the media industry. Read Emma's paper,Mixed-race people in advertising
Adebe DeRango-Adem - Adebe is a third-year student in York University, Toronto, Canada. Her current research is looking into the mixed-race experience from a literary and cultural focus. She currently holds the honour of Toronto's Junior Poet Laureate and is working on a collection of her own poems, as well as an anthology of young, mixed race authors, in an effort to explore and document the turbulent (and wondrous) experience of growing up with a mixed-race background. Read Adebe's paper, The need for a new mix: Literature and cultural representation
Sue Funge - Sue founded the Starlight Black Child Mixed Heritage group in 1994 and is the group's Chair. She co-wrote and edited Celebrating Identity and has since facilitated workshops and conferences promoting the importance of a strong racial identity and offering approaches that help to challenge racism and prejudice. Read Sue's paper, Learning about racism
Sharron Hall - Sharron is the founder and editor of Intermix.org.uk, a website offering news and views of the mixed-race experience from all over the world, for which she received a Family Learning Millennium Award. Read Sharron's paper, It's time for foundation
Dr D. Emily Hicks- Emily is a professor in Chicana/o Studies at San Diego State University and a performance artist. She is the author of Border Writing, the Multidimensional Text and Ninety-five Languages, Education in the Twenty-first Century. She is completing a book on Magna Carta, human rights and mixed ancestry. Read Emily's paper, Assimilation and mixed-race populations
Amanda Hussain - Amanda cut her teeth as a journalist while still at university and started her broadcasting career as a film critic and arts correspondent, working across television (BBC/Sky) and radio (GLR/BBC Ldn 94.9/BBC Asian Network). She is mum to 5 year old Lola, with a son on the way at the end of the year and currently freelancing as a broadcaster and voice over artist, as well as working on her first book. Read Amanda's paper, First person: Amanda Hussain
Prof Mark Johnson - Mark has been researching 'race and ethnic relations' for nearly 30 years, and learned the value of diverse heritage from living in South London, the Solomon Islands, Nigeria and Liverpool. He now lives near Coventry and runs a research centre in Leicester. Read Mark's paper, Mixed heritage: perspectives on health and welfare
Lin King - Lin is a mixed-race woman born to a white Irish mother and an African Caribbean father in post war Britain. Read Lin's paper, Not Black enough
Gill Lawrence - Gill is a freelance writer and carer-trainer and was brought up in a mainly white community, and was shocked by the levels of racism she and her family encountered later on. Her partner is black and their children prefer to be referred to as 'mixed-race'. Read Gill's paper, A white woman’s experience of 'mixing'
Bradley Lincoln - Bradley is is the founder and project manager of the Multiple Heritage Project. His Father is Black Caribbean of Jamaican Heritage and his mother is White British. Read Bradley's paper, A mixed-race experience
Jessica Mai Sims - Jessica is a research and policy analyst at the Runnymede Trust working on the Community Studies programme which explores small, less visible minority ethnic communities. Prior work in the series has included research on the Vietnamese community, and race relations and multiculturalism on university campuses, with a forthcoming paper focusing on the Thai community. She has a longstanding research interest in issues around ethnicity, racism, and multiculturalism. Read Jessica's paper, Thai-British Families: Towards a deeper understanding of 'mixedness'
Leon Mann- Leon works for football's anti-racism group, Kick It Out, but the views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of the organisation. Read Leons's paper, Mixed goals
Dr Daniel McNeil- Daniel is a Lecturer in Black and Minority studies at the University of Hull/ Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation. His dissertation was called "The devil made the mulatto': Race, Religion and Respectability in the Black Atlantic", and he has written about mixed-race identities for Bright Lights Film Journal and a number of other online sources. Read Daniel's paper, You wouldn’t let it lie
Tod O'Brien - Tod is a leadership and diversity professional who is keen to promote harmony through personal values-based leadership principles which promote people from Black and Ethnic Minority (BME) backgrounds into the institutions where they are retained and progressed. He is a retired soldier and police officer. Read Tod's paper, Enigmatic or enriched?
Jill Olumide - Jill is a member of People in Harmony. She lectures in social science at Swansea University. Her research interests are in mixed race and children as participants in their health affairs. She is the author of Raiding the Gene Pool: the Social Construction of Mixed Race and other writing on mixed race matters. Read Jill's paper, People in harmony
Charlie Owen - Charlie is a researcher in the Thomas Coram Research Unit, part of the Institute of Education, University of London. He specialises in the statistical analysis of official statistics, such as the census. He has a chapter in Toyin Okitikipi's book 'Working With Children of Mixed Parentage'.
Read Charlie's paper, Statistics
Dr Miri Song- Miri is a reader in sociology at the University of Kent. Her research interests include ethnic identity,'race' and 'mixed- race', racisms, immigrant adaptation and the 'second generation'. Her books include Choosing Ethnic Identity, Rethinking 'Mixed Race' (coedited with David Parker), and Helping Out: Children's Labor in Ethnic Businesses. She is currently working on a project to investigate the range of identity choices potentially available to mixed-race young people in Britain Read Miri's paper, The diversity of 'the' mixed-race population in Britain
The Commission for Racial Equality - The Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) had three main aims: to work towards the elimination of racial discrimination and promote equality of opportunity; to encourage good relations between people from different racial and ethnic backgrounds; and to to monitor the way the Race Relations Act is working and recommend ways in which it can be improved. Read the CRE's paper, Identity, young people and integration