Gilane Tawadros is the Chief Executive of DACS, a not-for-profit visual artists rights management organisation. She is a curator and writer and was the founding Director of the Institute of International Visual Arts (Iniva) which Stuart Hall chaired for over a decade. She is currently working on an anthology of Stuart Hall’s writings on the visual arts and culture.
Claire AlexanderClaire Alexander is Professor of Sociology in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Manchester. She has researched, written and published on issues of race, ethnicity, youth and migration in Britain for over 25 years. She is the author of The Art of Being black (1996), The Asian Gang (2000) and The Bengal Diaspora: Rethinking Muslim Migration (with Joya Chatterj and Annu Jalais, 2016).
Maria is a visual artist and producer of social projects. She has developed work at several organisations including at the Houses of Parliament, Turner Contemporary and PEER. She is also a programmer and writer for learning, and developed the Autograph ABP Archive Learning Resource and the National Maritime Museum’s Citizen Resource . Maria became a close colleague and friend of Stuart whilst working with him on the development of Rivington Place and the film The Unfinished Conversation (2012).
David A Bailey is a writer, curator and cultural facilitator. He is Director of the International Curators Forum (ICF). David met Stuart at Goldsmiths in the 1980s where their conversation about the black visual arts began. Years later, this conversation led to Stuart becoming the Chair of Iniva (the Institute of International Visual Arts) and Autograph ABP.
Becky Hall is Stuart’s daughter. She studied literature before training as a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist at the Tavistock Cljnjc and subsequently qualified as a Psychoanalyst. She currently works in the NHS and in private practice.
Catherine Hall is Stuart’s widow. She is a historian and works on the impact of empire on Britain. For the last six years, she has led the Legacies of British Slave-ownership project at University College London, which explores Britain’s long history in relation to the slavery business. She is now the Emerita Chair of the new Centre for the Study of British Slave-ownership at UCL. Catherine has published extensively on questions of race, gender and empire.
Jess Hall is Stuart’s son. He is a filmmaker and cinematographer. His feature film credits include Hot Fuzz , The Spectacular Now and Ghost in the Shell . In 2009 Jess was invited into the British Society of Cinematographers. In 2013 he was invited to become a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Based in California, Jess is a visiting lecturer at the American Film Institute.
Julian Henriques is a film writer-director, sound artist and Professor in the Department of Media and Communications, Goldsmiths, University of London. Stuart was a close friend of the Henriques family over many years.
Paula Kahn worked with Stuart as a Trustee of Iniva eventually becoming Acting Chair. She then became Chair of Camden Arts Centre. She was Chief Executive of Longman, the international education and business publisher and subsequently MD of Phaidon. Currently Chair of Metropolitan Housing and Treasurer of Association of Charitable Foundations.
Gregor McLennan is Professor of Sociology at the University of Bristol. He was a student of Stuart’s at the Birmingham Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies in the 1970s, and they were close colleagues at the Open University through the 1980s. Greg is currently engaged in selecting, editing and introducing the planned Duke UP volume of Hall’s writings on ‘the question of Marxism’.
Michael Rustin is Professor of Sociology at the University of East London, and a Visiting Professor at the Tavistock Clinic. He first met Stuart at the Universities and Left Review Club in 1957 and worked with him on political projects over many years. Stuart, Doreen Massey and he were founding editors of Soundings in 1995 and edited the Kilburn Manifesto together in 2013-4. Michael is Stuart’s brother-in-law.
Susanna Rustin is a journalist at the Guardian. Currently on the Opinion desk, she has also been a feature writer and deputy editor of the Saturday Review. She helped set up London’s only parish council in Queen’s Park, where she lives with her husband and daughters. Susanna is Catherine and Stuart’s niece.