Liz Fekete

Executive Director, Institute of Race Relations
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Liz Fekete is the Executive Director of the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) and head of its European research program. She has worked with IRR for three decades and specializes in contemporary racism, refugee rights, far-right extremism, and Islamophobia across Europe. She is currently an associate of the International State Crime Initiative at King's College London. Her recent project, "Alternative Voices on Integration in Europe," foregrounds the work of youth groups and innovative anti-racist projects whose initiatives are largely ignored by the mainstream. Fekete has written and spoken widely on issues of migration, race, and security in Europe, and her books include A Suitable Enemy: Racism, Migration and Islamophobia in Europe (Pluto Press, 2009) and They Are Children Too: a Study of Europe's Deportation Policies (Institute of Race Relations, 2007). Fekete was part of the CARF (Campaign Against Racism and Fascism) Collective and an expert witness at the Basso Permanent People's Tribunal on asylum and the World Tribunal on Iraq. She earned a B.A. in Humanities from Middlesex University.