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

Photo of stoneware from exhibition

Art Exhibition: Richard Batterham stoneware

23/09/2023 at 10.00

A display of works from the Bradshaw-Bubier studio pottery collection.

Photo of artist Gurpran Rau holding a piece of her artwork

Art Exhibition: 'Patterns of Renewal'

23/09/2023 at 10.00

We're delighted to be the first to exhibit new paintings by Gurpran Rau in 'Patterns of Renewal' - including a series of works inspired by nature and the woods of Cambridgeshire.

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Wolfson Howler with Vidura BR

02/10/2023 at 20.00

The Wolfson Howler is back, bringing you the best comedy Cambridge has to offer!

Illustration from Punch magazine in 1848

The Police Outrage: A Killing, a Coverup, and a Campaign for Justice in Victorian London

17/10/2023 at 17.30

One summer night in 1851, a London police officer beat a young man to death. This talk tells the story of what happened next: a struggle for truth, justice, and equality before the law.

Two graduands smiling on their graduation day

Graduation Ceremony

21/10/2023 at 09.00

Graduation ceremonies are the culmination of students’ hard work and commitment, and a moment to celebrate the completion of their Cambridge degree.