Ms Chijioke Obasi

Principal Lecturer in Equality and Diversity

Email address: Phone number: 01902 323376 Location: MK305 Faculty: Faculty of Arts School/Institute: Faculty of Arts Areas of expertise: Equality and Diveristy


New to the academic field of Arts, Chijioke is a qualified sign language interpreter and holds a professional qualification in social work. Her teaching expertise span the wider field of equality and diversity, particularly in the areas of race and disability. Previous to joining the University of Wolverhampton, Chijioke worked at the University of Central Lancashire as Head of Section for Equality and Diversity Learning Teaching and Research. Chijioke was course leader for the Masters in equality and diversity where she developed and delivered the blended learning version of the course from 2006-2012. Chijioke has academic and professional expertise in equality and diversity and she has published a number of peer reviewed articles in academic journals which cover her research interest. She has also been funded to develop and deliver bespoke training to external providers wanting to increase their understanding of equality and diversity.

Research interests

Organisational equality and diversity, gender, race, disability and Deaf identity, emancipatory research and researcher positioning, intersectionality and identity, sign language interpreting and interpreter education.

Membership of professional bodies

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


Obasi C (2014) Negotiating the insider/outsider continua: A black female hearing perspective on research with Deaf women and Black women. Qualitative Research vol 14 pg 61-78
Obasi C (2013) Race and Ethnicity in Sign Language Interpreter Education Training and Practice. Race Ethnicity and Education 16:1 103-120
Obasi C (2010) Book Review S.O. Daatland and S.Biggs (eds) 2006 Ageing and Diversity: Multiple Pathways and Cultural Migrations. Bristol: Polity Press ISBN: 186348479 236pp International Social Work 2010 53
Obasi C (2008) Seeing the Deaf in “Deafness” Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education vol 13 issue 4 455-465.
Obasi S (2007) “Sign Language interpreting in Higher Education a period of progress?” in Barnes et al Deaf Students in Higher Education: current research and practice Douglas McLean Publishing Coleford

Conference Papers

Obasi C.(2013) Africanist Sista-hood in Britain. Blackness in Britain inaugural conference Newman University Birmingham UK.
Obasi C. (2013) Re-presenting or Representing Deaf women. University of Wolverhampton Equality and Diversity Research and Practice

Invited Papers

Obasi C. (2013) Negotiating identity in the workplace: Black Women in the public sector. University of Wolverhampton Black History Month
Obasi C. (2012) Re-presenting or Representing Deaf women an Africanist Sista-hood perspective on research with Deaf women. University of Manchester
Obasi C. (2007) Racism, Deafism discrimination by any other name. University of Bristol.