Kalwant made Social Justice one of her most important pillars. Her research has been used to inform policy making in higher education, particularly the development of the Race Equality Charter Mark.
Kalwant’s research on the position of minority ethnic academics in higher education was instrumental in creating what is now known as the Race Equality Charter Mark, a framework through which institutions work to improve the representation, progression, and success of minority ethnic staff and students in higher education.
Kalwant is a Professor of Education and Social Justice at the University of Birmingham. She was recently conferred a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences. She is Visiting Professor at Kings College London and was Visiting Professor at Harvard University in the Graduate School of Education from 2017-2019. Her research specifically explores how processes of racism, exclusion and marginalisation operate in predominantly White spaces with a focus on social justice and inclusion. She has published 9 books, 10 edited collections and various journal articles.
If you don't see her at her desk, you will likely find her watching movies, doing some yoga, or traveling somewhere around the world. She loves food and enjoys discussing social justice at dinner with her family.