About

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Joshua Agyepong Oware is an award-winning social justice educator, researcher, and advocate.

A former Research Manager at the London social-enterprise, Rare, he has published two monographs on social inequality and unconscious bias; advised government, charities and businesses; and appeared on television, radio and in print for several outlets including Sky News, ITV News, the BBC, the Financial Times, and the Times Higher Education.

His work at Rare has been profiled in the Financial Times, the Guardian, the Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Huffington Postthe Washington Post, and the Economist.

Elsewhere, he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Postgraduate Fellow of the RGS-IBG, and has won several national and international awards for his essays and social justice projects, including:  the Oxford University Vice Chancellor’s Civic Award (2013); Diane Abbott MP’s Higher Education Achievement Award (2014); and the Prince’s Trust Race Equality Role Model Award (2016).

He is co-Chair and co-founder of @oxfordblackalum

He graduated from Oxford with the top double first in Geography, in 2013; and, in 2015,  took an M.Phil. (sociology) from Cambridge. He is currently writing a PhD in Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London.