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Manny Madriaga

Dr Manuel Madriaga

Senior Lecturer in Education Studies


Manny is currently Course Leader for BA (Hons) Education Studies in the Sheffield Institute of Education.  

His research interests are on the processes of social exclusion/inclusion related to 'race', ethnicity and disability.  He is a sociologist of education currently engaged in research projects with a focus on widening participation and culturally relevant teaching in higher education.

  • About

    Manny is a native Californian who conducted PhD research on whiteness and American national identity at University of Sheffield with support from a UK Universities Overseas Scholarship Award and a Sociological Studies Graduate Teaching Assistantship. My research interests include: 'race' and education, inclusive practice, disability and education, whiteness (critical race theory) and inequalities and disadvantage.

  • Teaching

    Social Sciences and Humanities

    Course Leader for BA (Hons) Education Studies

    I also supervise a number of PhD and EdD students. 

  • Research

    2017-2021: I am working as a Senior Research Fellow on Higher Education Funding Council England's Formative Evaluation of the National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP)

    2015-2016: I was Principal Investigator for Higher Education Academy's Strategic Enhancement Programme in Retention and Attainment, 'Effective teaching, equality and diversity'

    2014-2016 I was a Senior Research Fellow on Higher Education Funding Council England's evaluation of the National Networks for 
    Collaborative Outreach (NNCO)

    2012-20 15 I was Principal Investigator for Higher Education Academy's Strategic Development Grant on British Minority Ethnic Retention and Success

  • Publications

  • Other activities

    Editorial Board Member for British Journal of Sociology of Education

    Peer reviewer and book reviewer for: Learning, Media and Technology, Journal of Educational Studies, Journal of American Studies, Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, National Identities, Studies in Higher Education, Ethnicity and Health, Higher Education, Symbolic Interaction, International Journal of Lifelong Learning

    Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 

    Member of the Society for Researchers in Higher Education 

    Member of the Critical Race Studies in Education Association 

    Member of RAISE: Researching, Advancing and Inspiring Student Engagement Network

    Consultant to Higher Education/Further Education Sub-group of the Regional Autism Spectrum Disorder Group, Yorkshire and Humberside Regional Partnership (Nov 2007 – May 2008)

    Member of Joseph Rowntree Foundation Project Advisory Group ‘Ethnic diversity in United Kingdom social science and public policy research’ (Oct 2007 – Sept 2009)

    For more information and updates on my activities follow me on Twitter @mannymadriaga or Linkedin. I am also trying to work-up the blog for Race and Education.

  • Postgraduate supervision

    Current supervision include: 
    Stephen Campbell (EdD) 
    Stephen Connolly (PhD) 
    Jackie Parkin (EdD)
    Karen Soulby (EdD)

    Successful Phd/EdD completions so far: 
    Amaka Metu (PhD) 2014
    Sandra Ellis (EdD) 2014
    Hazel Horobin (EdD) 2015 
    Yuan Gao (PhD) 2015.

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