2007 - 2021


Layla-Roxanne Hill

layla-roxanne hill is a writer/curator-artist/organiser and shares her knowledges and time with a variety of people, projects and institutions, both near and far, on and offline.

She advocates for non-commodifiable collective liberation and is also active within the trade union movement, holding positions within the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) National and Scottish Executive Council(s).

What are the contemporary experiences of Black people in Scotland? In what ways are these impacted by how notions of nationhood and “home” have been shaken up by the past Scottish independence referendum in 2014 and Britain’s European Union Exit (Brexit) in 2020? Focusing on the history and contemporary experiences of Black people in Scotland, this project with Dr Francesca Sobande (Cardiff University) explores what it means to be Black (t)here. Based on this work, Black Lives in Scotland (working title) will be published by Zed/Bloomsbury in 2022.

Follow her at @LRH151

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