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Constantino Dumangane Jr



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.

Departmental roles

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).



My research interests include:

  • Race, ethnicity, class, gender, diversity, migration and pedagogy and intersectionalities in secondary and higher education
  • Faith and its effect on Black and Muslim youth’s educational aspirations
  • Critical Race Theory, Counterstories, Misrecognitions, Microaggressions, Performativity and Masculinity
  • Access, equity, equality and widening participation in domestic and global post-secondary education
  • Young people’s involvement in social networks and their contributions to social justice and civil society

Research group(s)


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. 

Available PhD research projects

View all of our current available PhD research projects.


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.

External activities


  • I am a member of the British Sociological Association, and the Bourdieu Study Group
  • I peer-review for a number of journals including Qualitative Research and Whiteness and Education

Contact details

Department of Education
University of York
YO10 5DD

Tel: +44 (0)1904 322585