Roxy Harris

Roxy Harris is of Sierra Leonean descent. He has worked as a secondary school teacher and lecturer in further and adult education, including being Co-ordinator of ILEA’s Afro-Caribbean Language and Literacy Project (1984-92).

He is now a senior lecturer in the Education Department of Kings College, University of London.

He is the author of New Ethnicities and Language Use (2006), Being Black (1981) and joint editor of a number of books including Language and Power (1990), My Personal Language History (1988) and the George Padmore Institute’s Changing Britannia: Life Experience With Britain (1999) and A Meeting of the Continents (2005). He was a founder member of the Black Parents Movement, a member of the New Cross Massacre Action Committee and was a co-ordinator for many years of the George Padmore Supplementary School.