Paul Warmington is Reader in Education & Social Justice in the School of Education. He has taught and researched for twenty-five years, firstly in FE then in higher education. His research interests include race, class and education; critical theories of race; black education movements, race equality and education policy; widening participation. His most recent book is Black British Intellectuals & Education: multiculturalism’s hidden history (Routledge, 2014). He has published extensively in, e.g. British Journal of Sociology of Education; Journal of Education Policy; Educational Theory; Ethnic & Racial Studies; Race Ethnicity & Education.
Paul’s approach to educational research is located in cultural studies/ sociology of education. His key research interests are in race, education and social justice, drawing, in particular, on critical theories of race. His recent writing focuses on black education movements, black British intellectual production and race equality and education policy. In the wider field of social justice and equity he is interested in intersections between race and class, in widening participation in post-compulsory and higher education and in media coverage of education.
Selected research projects:
Race, Racism & Education: inequality, resilience & reform in policy and practice (funding: Society for Educational Studies)
Race, Education and Intersectionality: getting the balance right – seminar series (funding: Society for Educational Studies)
Documentary Film in Educational Research (funding: British Academy)
Low Rates of Participation in HE (funding: HEFCE)
Warmington, P. (2015) Dystopian Social Theory and Education, Educational Theory, 65 (in press).
Warmington, P. (2015) The emergence of black British social conservatism, Ethnic and Racial Studies, 38 (7).
Warmington, P. (2014) Agents of critical hope: black British narratives. In V. Bozalek, B. Leibowitz, R. Carolissen & M. Boler (Eds) Discerning Critical Hope in Educational Practices, London: Routledge.
Warmington, P. (2014) Black British Intellectuals: multiculturalism’s hidden history (London: Routledge). Listen to ‘Dr Paul Warmington - Black British Intellectuals (Ep78)’ on Audiobook
Warmington, P (2011) 'A tradition in ceaseless motion': Critical Race Theory and black British intellectual spaces, Race Ethnicity and Education http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13613324.2012.638861
Warmington, P (2011) Divisions of labour: activity theory, multi-professional working and intervention research. Journal of Vocational Education and Training http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13636820.2011.561930
Warmington, P. (2009) Taking race out of scare quotes: race-conscious social analysis in an ostensibly post-racial world,Race, Ethnicity and Education, 12 (3) 281-296.
Warmington, P. (2009) From ‘activity’ to ‘labour’: commodification, labour-power and contradiction in Engeström’s activity theory,Critical Social Studies: Outlines,10(2), pp.4-19.
Edwards, A., Daniels, H., Gallagher, T., Leadbetter, J. and Warmington, P. (2009)Improving Interprofessional Collaborations: multi-agency working for children’s wellbeing(London, Routledge) pp. 222, ISBN 9780415468701
Daniels, H., and Warmington P. (2007) Analysing third generation activity systems: labour-power, subject position and personal transformation, Journal of Workplace LearningVol. 19, No. 6, pp. 377 – 391.
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