Department of Education
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BA (Binghamton University), JD (American University, Washington College of Law), MSc (Cardiff University), PhD (Cardiff University)
I joined the department as a Lecturer in Education in June 2019 as a member of the Centre for Research on Education and Social Justice (CRESJ). I employ Critical Race Theory and Bourdieu as primary theoretical frameworks in my research. I have an ongoing interest in developing transparent and comprehensive understandings of how the intersectionality of ‘race’, class, gender and faith impact Black and Minority Ethnic young people’s secondary and higher education trajectories. Inequalities in these areas are routinely reproduced over time yet are seldom acknowledged or addressed. My research is elucidated by Critical Race Theory and Bourdieusian theory. My teaching is informed by Critical Pedagogical approaches to education (Friere, Giroux and hooks). I use social theory, social justice concepts and visual methods to expose and inform my analysis and understanding of Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) young people’s perspectives.
I currently teach undergraduate (BA) and postgraduate (MA) modules related to sociology of education, education policy, race, class and gender inequalities in higher education. I supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students. Currently I am Programme leader for BA in Sociology and Education (BASE).
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I recently secured a British Academy / Leverhulme Small Research Grant which examines ways black faith-practising youth consider their beliefs to be beneficial or risky to their social and educational lives.
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I would welcome inquiries from prospective PhD students with research interests related to the following areas: race, racism and discrimination; intersectionalities of race, class, gender, faith and social justice issues in higher education; widening participation and inequalities in access to higher education; higher education policy analysis.