Kenny Monrose

Dr Kenny Monrose


  • Position Fellow Tutor
  • Subject areas Human, Social & Political Science
  • School Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Department Sociology
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  • Department link Sociology

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

Professor Helle Porsdam

Humanities Society: Science as a Cultural Human Right

24/05/2022 at 17.45

Join Professor Helle Porsdam for an evening talk which focuses on the right to science – a little known but potentially powerful human right.

Ellie Bladon, PhD student in the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge

Science Society: Parental care: an evolutionary case of “use it or lose it”

27/05/2022 at 17.45

Phenotypic plasticity enables animals to flexibly adjust their behaviour to their social environment – sometimes through the expression of adaptive traits that have not been exhibited for several generations. The ability to revive these ‘ghosts of adaptations past’ could prove beneficial for populations living in a changing world.

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Working on Your Dissertation

28/05/2022 at 10.00

This workshop will cover several aspects of formatting and proofreading a dissertation.

Kill or Cure poster

Art exhibition: 'Kill or Cure'

28/05/2022 at 10.00

Lethal or life-giving? Wolfson's exciting contemporary art exhibition explores the potential of animals, plants, and substances from the natural world to ‘Kill’ and/or ‘Cure’ (open to the public Saturday and Sundays, 10am - 5pm).

Daniel Phillips playing violin and Victor Wang playing Piano

Music Society Lunchtime Concert: Daniel Phillips & Victor Wang

28/05/2022 at 13.30

Join us live in the Lee Hall for an hour-long lunchtime concert of violin and piano, performed by Daniel Phillips and Victor Wang.