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.
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.
Social Sciences and Humanities
Course Leader for BA (Hons) Education Studies
I also supervise a number of PhD and EdD students.
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
Madriaga, M. (2018). Book Review Symposium. The class: living and learning in the digital age. International Studies in Sociology of Education, 27 (1), 103-105. http://doi.org/10.1080/09620214.2018.1426027
Madriaga, M., & Morley, K. (2016). Awarding teaching excellence : ‘what is it supposed to achieve?’ Teacher perceptions of student-led awards. Teaching in Higher Education, 21 (2), 166-174. http://doi.org/10.1080/13562517.2015.1136277
Bradley, S., Kirby, E., & Madriaga, M. (2015). What students value as inspirational and transformative teaching. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 52 (3), 231-242. http://doi.org/10.1080/14703297.2014.880363
Madriaga, M. (2012). The vision of the student engagement and experience journal. Student Engagement and Experience Journal, 1 (2). http://doi.org/10.7190/seej.v1i2.47
Madriaga, M. (2012). Knowledge Mobilization and Educational Research. BRITISH JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES, 60 (2), 208-210. http://doi.org/10.1080/00071005.2012.682417
Madriaga, M. (2012). Towards fairer university assessment: recognizing the concerns of students. STUDIES IN HIGHER EDUCATION, 37 (1), 123-124. http://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2012.655533
Madriaga, M., Hanson, K., Kay, H., & Walker, A. (2011). Marking-out normalcy and disability in higher education. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 32 (6), 901-920. http://doi.org/10.1080/01425692.2011.596380
Madriaga, M., Hanson, K., Heaton, C., Kay, H., Newitt, S., & Walker, A. (2010). Confronting similar challenges? : disabled and non‐disabled students’ learning and assessment experiences. Studies in Higher Education, 35 (6), 647-658. http://doi.org/10.1080/03075070903222633
Madriaga, M. (2010). 'I avoid pubs and the student union like the plague': Students with Asperger Syndrome and their negotiation of university spaces. Children's geographies, 8 (1), 39-50. http://doi.org/10.1080/14733280903500166
Madriaga, M., & Goodley, D. (2010). Moving beyond the minimum: socially just pedagogies and Asperger's syndrome in UK higher education. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 14 (2), 115-131. http://doi.org/10.1080/13603110802504168
Madriaga, M. (2010). Why US nationalism should never be considered postnationalist. National identities, 12 (1), 81-94. http://doi.org/10.1080/14608940903542672
Madriaga, M. (2007). Enduring disablism: students with dyslexia and their pathways into UK higher education and beyond. Disability and Society, 22 (4), 399-412. http://doi.org/10.1080/09687590701337942
Madriaga, M. (2005). Understanding the symbolic idea of the American dream and its relationship with the category of whiteness. Sociological research online, 10 (3). http://www.socresonline.org.uk/10/3/madriaga.html
Mccaig, C., Stevenson, J., & Madriaga, M. (2017). Partnership working in widening participation policy: collaboration in a competitive climate. In BERA Annual Conference 2017, Brighton.
Mallett, R., & Madriaga, M. (2009). Negotiating 'normal': how notions of US national identity are (re)constructed in The West Wing. In Society for Disability Studies Conference, Tucson, Arizona, 17 June 2009 - 20 June 2009. http://disstudies.org/annual-conference/archive/2009-conference/program/schedule/
Madriaga, M. (2005). The star-spangled banner, US military veterans and the category of whiteness. In Flying the flag: critical perspectives on symbolism and identity, Cultural Complexity in the New Norway, University of Oslo, 24 November 2005 - 25 November 2005. http://www.culcom.uio.no/english/events/conferences/2005/flags/index.html
Taylor, C., Harris-Evans, J., Garner, I., Fitzgerald, D., & Madriaga, M. (2018). Measurement imperatives and their impact: Academic staff narratives on riding the metric tide. In Equality and differentiation in marketised higher education: A new level playing field?. (pp. 171-194). Palgrave Macmillan: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-78313-0
Mallett, R., & Madriaga, M. (2010). Images of criminality, victimisation and disability. In Shoham, S.G., Kneeper, P., & Kett, M. (Eds.) International handbook of victimology. (pp. 585-610). Boca Raton, Fla. ; London: CRC
Madriaga, M. (2007). The Star-Spangled Banner and "whiteness" in American national identities. In Eriksen, T.H., & Jenkins, R. (Eds.) Flag, nation and symbolism in Europe and America. (pp. 53-67). Routledge
Tazzyman, S., Bowes, L., Moreton, R., Madriaga, M., & Mccaig, C. (2018). Report: National Collaborative Outreach Programme Year one report of the national formative and impact evaluation, including capacity building with NCOP consortia. CFE Research for HEFCE. http://www.hefce.ac.uk/media/HEFCE,2014/Content/Pubs/Independentresearch/2018/NCOP,Year,1,report,of,the,national,formative,and,impact,evaluation/2018_ncopyear1.pdf
Tazzyman, S., Bowes, L., Moreton, R., Madriaga, M., & Mccaig, C. (2018). Year one report of the national formative and impact evaluation, including capacity building withNCOP consortia. Bristol: HEFCE. http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/rereports/year/2018/ncopyear1/
Stevenson, J., Mccaig, C., & Madriaga, M. (2017). Evaluation of the National Networks for Collaborative Outreach (NNCOs). Sheffied Hallam University for HEFCE.
Madriaga, M., Goodley, D., Hodge, N., & Martin, N. (2008). Enabling transition into higher education for students with asperger syndrome. Higher Education Academy. http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/assets/York/documents/manuel_madriaga_report.pdf
Theses / Dissertations
Horobin, H.E. (2016). The meeting of cultured worlds: professional identification in Indian postgraduate physiotherapy students. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Boylan, M., & Madriaga, M.
Ellis, S.J. (2014). Perspectives of the autistic 'voice' : An ethnography examining informal education learning experiences. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Beardon, L., & Madriaga, M.
Metu, U. (2014). Challenges and opportunities for including EU migrant pupils in English educational system. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Chandler, J., Madriaga, M., & Jones, S.
Madriaga, M. (2017). Whiteness, academic achievement, and misrecognition in English HE. Presented at: 11th Critical Race Studies in Education Association Annual Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, 2017
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.
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.