Iyiola Solanke

Professor Iyiola Solanke, holds the Chair in EU Law and Social Justice in the Centre for Social Justice of the School of Law, University of Leeds

She is also an Academic Bencher of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple. An advocate of anti-discrimination and social justice, in 2013, she founded the Temple Women’s Forum North to extend the work of Inner and Middle Temples to support and inspire female legal professionals in the North and North East, and in 2017 she founded the national Black Female Professors Forum to address the virus of racial discrimination in higher education as per the theory of anti-discrimination law set out in her recent monograph ‘Discrimination As Stigma’ (Hart 2017). As well as book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals, publications include a textbook on European Union Law (Pearson 2015), ‘Making Anti-Racial Discrimination Law (Routledge 2011) and a co-edited volume of the Yearbook of European Law (Hart, 2012). Finally, she is Editor on ‘Eutopialaw’ (www.eutopialaw.com ) run by Matrix Chambers.

She has been a Rotary International Fellow at the University of Dar es Salaam, a DAAD International Scholar at the Humboldt University as well as a Studienstiftung Scholar and a Hertie Fellow, a Jean Monnet Fellow at the University of Michigan, a Parsons Fellow at the University of Sydney, a UACES Fellow at the European University Institute and a recipient of a Rockefeller Residential Scholarship at Bellagio in Italy. Finally, she has held Visiting Professorships at Science Po (Grenoble), Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona), McGill (Montreal), Wake Forest (Winston-Salem), New Hall (Cambridge) and LSE (London).