Portrait of Alba Kapoor.

Alba Kapoor


Alba Kapoor is the Head of Policy at the Runnymede Trust, the UK’s leading race equality think tank. She delivers large scale pieces of policy research and works to set out Runnymede’s anti-racist agenda. As part of this role, she led the English civil society submission to the United Nations’ Committee on the Elimination on Racial Discrimination. Alba was the recipient of the Kennedy Scholarship 2022-’23 at Harvard University. Her research focused on race and migration studies, across the Harvard Kennedy and Law schools.

Before that, she worked as a researcher for Members of Parliament in the House of Commons advising senior politicians on ongoing political developments, including in their positions on the Shadow front bench. Alba holds a degree in History and Politics from the University of Oxford, where her thesis looked at the history of Bengali anti-racist resistance in Tower Hamlets in the 1970s and ’80s.