Professor Iyiola Solanke appointed to Jacques Delors Chair of EU Law

Iyiola Solanke

The Dean of the Faculty is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Iyiola Solanke to the Jacques Delors Chair of EU Law following the retirement of Stephen Weatherill. 

Iyiola Solanke is Professor of European Union Law and Social Justice at the University of Leeds Law School and the Dean for EDI for the University. She is a Visiting Professor at Wake Forest University School of Law and Harvard University School of Public Health and a former Fernand Braudel Fellow at the European University Institute. She is the author of ‘EU Law’ (Pearson 2015), ‘Making Anti-Racial Discrimination Law’ (Routledge 2011), ‘Discrimination as Stigma - A Theory of Anti- Discrimination Law’ (Hart 2017), and many articles in peer reviewed journals. Professor Solanke is an Academic Bencher of the Inner Temple and judicial member of the Valuation Tribunal for England (VTE). She founded the Black Female Professors Forum, and the Temple Women’s Forum North to promote engagement between legal professionals and students in and around Yorkshire. She recently chaired the Inquiry into the History of Eugenics at UCL and is leading two research projects: Co-POWeR, an ESRC-funded project looking into the impact of COVID on practices for wellbeing and resilience in Black, Asian and minority ethnic families and communities; and Generation Delta, a RE/OfS-funded project promoting access to PGR study for BAME women.

Professor Solanke will take up the Chair on 1 August 2022. We look forward to welcoming her to the Faculty.