Dr Ugiagbe-Green reflects on her career as an academic, the interplay of race and identity in carving out a career in higher education and what this means for inspiring new generations of Black academics. Iwi has worked in a varied range of business and management roles in Higher Education since graduating from University of Huddersfield in 2000. She worked in higher education as a management accountant, financial accountant and tax accountant before moving into academia in 2008. Since then she has taught most areas of accounting and finance (specialising in management accounting) at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the UK, Hong Kong and China. Iwi is an early career researcher and holds a PhD in Accounting Education from University of Leeds; she is a strong advocate of research informed teaching. Before taking up her current appointment at Leeds University Business School, Iwi was a Course Director for postgraduate accounting and finance programmes at Leeds Beckett University. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

Let’s talk about being Black in the Academy | Iwi Ugiagbe-Green | TEDxKeeleUniversity