On and off screen diversity: Why does it matter?

  • Habib, S. (Invited speaker)
  • Shaf Choudry (Invited speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


How diverse is the media and creative industry? Why does diversity matter and what can we do about it?

Have you ever thought why diversity matters in the cultural industries, or how representations about race are made? This event will answer these questions and explore with you how things can be done better.

The event will be delivered in conversation with leading cultural industry partners. We will discuss racial and religious representations on screen with The Riz Test, and we will look at how diversity is crucial behind the scenes with Creative Access.

Together, we'll discuss how we can work together for a more equitable and representative culture.

This event is part of the Festival of Social Science 2021 and organised by Dr Roaa Ali, Research Associate at the Centre of Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE) and History, University of Manchester.
Period11 Nov 2021
Event titleFestival of Social Science 2021
Event typeConference
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • media
  • diversity
  • representation
  • race
  • religion
  • The Riz Test
  • inequalities
  • culture