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Ali Meghji

Ali Meghji

Working PhD title: Colouring class, colouring capital: the black middle-class and creative racial domination

Key Publications


  • Meghji, A. and Saini, R. (Forthcoming). Rationalising racial inequality: ideology, hegemony, and post-racialism among the Black and South Asian middle-classes. Sociology.
  • Meghji, A. (2017), “A relational study of the Black middle classes and globalised White hegemony: Identities, interactions, and ideologies in the United States, United Kingdom, and South Africa”, Sociology Compass, available at:
  • Meghji, A. (2017), “Positionings of the black middle-classes: understanding identity construction beyond strategic assimilation”, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Vol. 40 No. 6, pp. 1007–1025.
  • Meghji, A. (2016). [The Colour of Class: The Educational Strategies of the Black middle classes (Rollock et al., 2015)]. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 39(3), 526-528.
  • Meghji, A. (2014). The Black middle-class and laissez-faire racism in Britain’s classrooms. Sociology Teacher Journal, 4(1), 9–13.

Under review

  • Encoding and decoding black and white cultural capitals: black middle-class experiences (Submitted to Cultural Sociology on 21/05/17)
  • Positionings in the racialised interaction order: black middle-class interactions in the professional workplace (Submitted to Symbolic Interaction on 22/05/17)