Kenny Monrose

Dr Kenny Monrose


  • Position Governing Body Fellows
  • School Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Department Sociology
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Dr Monrose is an urban ethnographer at Cambridge Sociology. He is also an undergraduate tutor, PhD mentor and the convener for the Race, Ethnicity & Faith working group here at Wolfson College.

Kenny Monrose

His interests lie in the areas of criminal justice, 'race', identities and is particularly interested in the impact of  Afro-descendent music within and around the Black Atlantic.

He completed a PhD in Sociology in 2013. His doctoral thesis was a qualitative study centered in East London, examining the life course of maturing black men, with a focus on criminal preclusion and non-criminal participation. The study made an original contribution to knowledge by highlighting the scholarly omission of black adult male populations within academic deliberation on 'race' and crime. The thesis highlighted the continued confinements of prejudice, discrimination, and everyday racisms in the lives of black men, whilst rigorously engaging with several related areas such as familial configuration, identities, and social position.

Kenny has acted as a Research Fellow in collaboration with the Mayors of London’s office for policing and crime, examining the development of specialist support services for young people who have been victims of crime, abuse and/or violence.


Dr Monrose is the principal investigator on the Black British Voices Project, a national study in partnership with the University of Cambridge, The Voice Newspaper and I-Cubed consultancy group. He is an affiliate at The Centre for Screen & Film within the Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages & Linguistics, and a member of Centre for the study of Global Human Movement at the University of Cambridge. He is also an advisory board member for Education &  Culture at the South Bank Centre London. 

What's on

Photograph by Hannah Lister

Art Exhibition: 'Signs for the Living'

04/02/2023 at 10.00

Visit Wolfson's latest exhibition 'Signs for the Living' featuring work by Hannah Lister, winner of this year's Wolfson Royal Academy Schools Graduate prize.


Lent Term College Service

07/02/2023 at 18.15

Wolfson's termly College Service led by our ecumenical Chaplaincy Team.

Old photograph album in the foreground; basket of old documents in the background

WolfWorks - Research data management for your dissertation or thesis

11/02/2023 at 10.00

A hands-on session to help you manage your data - whether copies of archival documents, interview transcripts, code or physical samples.

Photograph by Hannah Lister

Hannah Lister: Signs for the Living Exhibition Opening Event

14/02/2023 at 17.30

We warmly invite you to the opening night of Wolfson’s new exhibition: Hannah Lister - Signs for the Living.