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I am an Associate Lecturer in Sociology at Oxford Brookes University and a teaching assistant in Education at the University of Bath. I am a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Education and my study explores the experiences of international doctoral students in UK universities, using a framework that draws on the theories of Critical Pedagogy and Critical Race and Capabilities Approach. My focus is on the complex relationship between knowledge, power and ethics. 

I am an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I teach and co-convene multiple modules at the Departments of Education, Sociology and Social and Policy Sciences.  

Research interests:

  • Race and ethnicity in higher education 
  • Social and epistemic justice 
  • Higher education critical pedagogies 
  • Knowledge politics 

I am also engaged in a number of academic and research activities: 

  • BERA ECR convenor 
  • Assistant book editor for the Journal of Critical Studies in Teaching and Learning (CriSTaL) 
  • Reviewer for the European Conference of Educational Research (ECER) - Research in Higher Education group 
  • Member of the Western Widening Participation Research Cluster (WWPREC)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Education, Master of Arts, University of Bath

Award Date: 14 Jun 2014

External positions

Associate Lecturer, Oxford Brookes University

27 Jan 2020 → …


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