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Dr Marlene Ellis

Associate Tutor in Education

 3282

 Baring Court BC01

 

Baring Court, University of Exeter St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK

 Office hours:

By appointment

Overview

New Book - Routledge Publication in November 2019  

'Race, Intersectionality and Post Compulsory Education: The Untold Story of Black Students' 
 

I am an interdisciplinary educational researcher with an emphasis on cultural and post-colonial theory. Underpinning that lies a fascination with philosophy and psychology. Ultimately, I am concerned to keep education grounded in 'glocal' community development. As a Sociologist in Education then, I have an interest in post-compulsory educational structures, education leadership and where racial identity meets at the intersection with policy, politics and practices. Through the lens of race, I also explore gender, sexuality and social class identities for their impact upon learning. Qualitative research methods and methodologies that include ethnographies, discourse analysis, thematic analysis and interview technique development, are also of importance to me.

Externally, I sit on a steering group called Comprehensive Future where we work to influence parliamentarians of all persuasions to bring about the end of the 11-plus (and grammar schools) in favour of a truly comprehensive education system.  

Externally, I am the Co-Chair of the International Decade for People of African Descent Coalition UK (IDPAD Coalition UK) which is the result of a UN resolution.  

 

 

Qualifications

PhD -The Experiences of Black Students in Further Education Colleges (Goldsmiths, University of London)

PG Certificate - Education and Management (Roehampton University)

PGCE - Law / Sociology (University of Greenwich, London)

MA - Ethnic and Gender Studies (University of Greenwich, London)

LLB Hons. (London South Bank University)

 

Career

Exeter University (January 2019 - current) Associate Tutor in Education 

St. Mary's University (2013 - 2018) Lecturer

Brunel University (2011 - 2013)  Visting Fellow

Research

Research interests

New Book - Routledge Publication in November 2019  

'Race, Intersectionality and Post Compulsory Education: The Untold Story of Black Students' 

The work of my PhD explored the Experiences of Black (African / Caribbean) Students in Further Education (Community) Colleges. Since being 'Black' is often perceived as socially and culturally less than that of being 'White', and since FE/Community Colleges are frequently viewed as the Cinderella of our educational institutions, I wanted to know whether two 'negatives' could make a positive?  

Book Review – Recasting Race: Women of mixed heritage in Further Education by
Indira Agneli Dewan, Gender and Education, Volume 22, Issue 1, 2010

 

Conferences:

2019 Conference on Educational Leadership and Management for Social Justice: Policy, Practice and Community – Jamaica. West Indies

2018 White by ‘Neo-Culturalist’ ‘Choice’ (Institute for Education Policy Studies) University of East London

2016 ‘Further Education Colleges from a Black Student’s Perspective’ – St Mary’s University

2015 ‘The Self-Censoring of Black Students’ – St Mary’s University

2014 ‘Gender and Metamorphosis’ - Trinity College, Dublin.

2013 ‘Knowing Young People: Research Methods, Young People and Sexuality’ – Brunel University

2012 ‘Love, Sex, Desire and the (Post) Colonial’ – Senate House, London

2011 ‘Modern Girls’ (A Symposium) – Goldsmiths, University of London

2011 Black Women’s Health and Wellbeing (A Symposium) – Exeter University

 

 

Teaching

My teaching and research interests are broadly the Sociology of Education with an emphasis upon post-compulsory education, education leadership and racial identity that meets at the intersection with policy, politics and practices. Through the lens of race, I am also interested in gender, sexuality and social class dynamics from both the teacher and learner perspective. I also have a teaching interest in qualitative research methods and methodologies that include ethnographies, discourse analysis, thematic analysis and interview technique development.

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