MONITOR – Global Intelligence on Racism

The denial that racism lives in the mainstream of society, or that it even exists as a serious problem, is perhaps the biggest obstacle that its opponents face. Too often, racism is dismissed or overlooked. It is marginalised, even when the world is bursting at the seams with racism crises: the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya in Myanmar, the rise of the far right in the European Union, Brexit, Donald Trump, to name but a few.

Fortunately, sophisticated academic research on racism has exploded over the last two decades. Journals, books, research networks, and meetings provide the intelligence that the world needs to see racism, and analyse it.

Yet most of this intelligence is not available to the general public, or the policy communities that so desperately need it, around the world.

The team

Monica Gonzalez-Correa


Monica is a journalist with a life-long interest in racism and social justice.Trained at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and the London College of Printing, Monica has worked in radio, press, and periodical journalism in Belgium and the UK. She writes in several languages, including French, Spanish, and English, and is committed to crossing linguistic barriers.

Prof. James Renton

Academic Advisor

James is an historian of race, empire, and global politics, with a particular interest in antisemitism and Islamophobia. He is a regular presence in mainstream media, and has years of experience in bringing academic research to civil society and policy communities, via radio, television, newspapers, and policy advice. James is Professor and Chair of History at Edge Hill University, UK