SOAS University of London

African Languages, Cultures and Literatures Section

Black Urban Studies

Module Code:
Year of study:
Year 2 or Year 3
Taught in:
Term 1

This module is taught and administered fully by the New York University of London and governed by their regulations. To enrol on to this module you must contact NYU in London and register with them on the following email address:

NYU in London
6 Bedford Square
London WC1B 3RA
020 79073200

This course negotiates the complex range of influences that construct black culture and identity in Britain today from socio-cultural, historical, geo-political and aesthetic standpoints. The changing conceptions of Black British identity (and its detractors), is explored in a cross-disciplinary curriculum which attempts to straddle the perhaps irresolvable division between the recognition of cultural differences and the refusal of marginalisation, as played out in the urban context, namely London.


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