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Japheth Monzon 
Research, Policy, and Writing

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60 Years of Martin Luther King Jr’s Dream and the Bristol Bus Boycotts 

2023 marks the 60th year anniversary of when the words “I have a dream…” were first uttered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. In our own fight for racial justice, we must remember the trails blazed by our elders and remember that their legacy was neither deemed palatable nor easily digestible, but was won through grit and resilience for a society where all are treated equally.

This piece was featured on the Bristol620 project.


University of Bristol (Ongoing)

MSc Socio-Legal Studies

University of Bristol (2022)

First Class Honours (Law LLB)

ACS Egham International School (2019)

International Baccalaureate Diploma


Project Officer (Research & Policy)

Black South West Network

Research Intern Programme

University of Bristol Model (Black South West Network)


Bristol Social Sciences Review & Dicta Law Magazine

Question of the Week

Q: What's one thing you've learnt attending your first event as a project researcher?

A: Organisation is King. Seldom nothing is more irritating to a hasty researcher than loose sheafs of paper. Having visualised exactly how I would organise registration forms, consent forms, schedules, and participant briefs makes things run much more smoothly. In short, never go without folders and labels!


The Cost-of-Living Crisis: Black and Minoritised Communities Impact Report 2023

Mixed Research of Black and Minoritised households in Bristol and the impact of the Cost-of-Living Crisis. 

Commissioned and funded by the Bristol City Council

The Meaning of Zong: Humanising the Abstract 

 ‘The Meaning of Zong’, a stageplay by Olivier Award winner Giles Terera (of the West End’s Hamilton), intends to humanise the concept of justice in a time where we forget that laws impact the lives of the people subject to them. The play details the struggle of Olaudah Equiano–a trailblazing abolitionist–to seek justice for the 132 lost lives that were thrown overboard for the sake of ‘survival’.

International Literacy Day: Remnants of Empires and Women’s Education 

International Literacy Day has been celebrated since 1967 in the hopes of creating a future generation where literary poverty has been eradicated. Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, stresses that there is a “transformative effect on both a family and the wider community” when an individual is literate. As of now, one in six adults globally remain illiterate, unable to read or write. International Literacy Day aims to combat this through raising awareness and invigorating global citizens to act against illiteracy in all its forms – whether as remnant of imperialist ambitions, or a by-product of poverty and political corruption.

The Nook

Research of the Week

Alan Sears, 'Situating Sexuality in Social Reproduction'


In the often unexplained world of queer social reproduction, Sears presents a palpable launchpad for queer theorists to explore further the relationship between gender, sexuality, and capital.


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