Mixed Race & Identity

Seeking bi-racial adults (18-30) of white British and Black African/African-Caribbean heritage.

Study Focus:

I am seeking biracial volunteers (specifically white British and Black African/ African-Caribbean heritage) to discuss issues of self-identity, racial identity development and experiences of racial identity denial (being told what you are/are not by others).

How can you help?

The aim of this study is to explore biracial adult perspectives on their experiences of identity development (from childhood to the present day) and develop a deeper understanding of how less positive experiences of racial identity development (particularly racial identity denial) can impact self-esteem, confidence and a sense of belonging. 

You will participate in an interview of no more than one hour on Zoom (or another suitable online communications platform). There will be some specific questions for you to answer; however, you will also be free to direct the conversation in any direction that suits you. I am happy to engage in any way that feels most comfortable for you.

This study has received ethical approval from the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at Northumbria University (reference code 0010).

Please contact: sheya.michaelides@northumbria.ac.uk for further information or if you would like to take part in the study.