Colonialism, Race & Policing

Feb. 16, 2021, 2 p.m.

This webinar seeks to excavate the colonial roots of contemporary modes of British policing both in terms of the “war on terror” and in the context of “gangs” and “knife crime”. We’ll look at how policing strategies were tested out in the colonies before being imported to Britain in order to police ‘coloured’ immigrant populations. We’ll also examine the influence of these colonial, racialized, policing strategies within today’s context. What do the colonial origins of British policing mean for the police and also the populations they seek to discipline and control today?


  • Dr Adam Elliot-Cooper (Greenwich Uni)
  • Dr Kristine Eck (Uppsala Uni)
  • Dr Tanzil Chowdury (QMUL)
  • Danielle Beaujon (NYU)

This event will be held on Tuesday the 16th of February at 14:00. Please register here to receive a zoom link.