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Paul Gilroy

British sociologist

1956   -  

country of citizenship: United Kingdom
language of expression: English
educated at: University of Sussex, University of Birmingham
occupation: sociologist, professor, music historian
award received: American Book Awards, Fellow of the British Academy, Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, Holberg International Memorial Prize

Paul Gilroy FBA (born 16 February 1956) is a British historian, writer and academic, who is the founding Director of the Centre for the Study of Race and Racism at University College London. Gilroy is the 2019 winner of the €660,000 Holberg Prize, for "his outstanding contributions to a number of academic fields, including cultural studies, critical race studies, sociology, history, anthropology and African-American studies".
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