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Professor Iyiola Solanke

Professor Iyiola Solanke is Jacques Delors Chair of EU Law at the University of Oxford. Previously she was Chair in EU Law and Social Justice in the School of Law and Dean for Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) at the University of Leeds, where she researched and taught on EU Law, Discrimination Law, Race and Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution.

She recently chaired Inquiry into the History of Eugenics at University College London, which informed University College London’s strategy on teaching and studying eugenics, as well as identifying its relationships with modern-day racism. She founded the Black Female Professors Forum in 2017. Professor Solanke joined the HEPI Advisory Board in 2021.