Who we are

Core Academic Staff

Professor Kalwant Bhopal

Professorial Research Fellow
Professor of Education and Social Justice and Deputy Director of the Centre for Research in Race & Education (CRRE)

Kalwant is Professor of Education and Social Justice, Professorial Research Fellow and Deputy Director of the Centre for Research in Race and Education in the School of Education.

Kalwant’s research focuses on the achievements and experiences of minority ethnic groups in education. She has conducted research on exploring discourses of identity and intersectionality examining the lives of ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 415 8241
Email
k.bhopal@bham.ac.uk

Dr Claire E. Crawford

Bridge Research Fellow

Claire joined the School of Education in September 2016 as a BRIDGE Research Fellow within the Centre for Research in Race and Education (CRRE). She is a PGCE qualified educator with several years teaching experience at both further and higher education levels.

Her ESRC funded PhD research focused on the critical examination of education policy, standardised testing data, inequity of ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 3474
Email
c.e.crawford@bham.ac.uk

Dr Reza Gholami

Senior lecturer

Reza joined the School of Education in 2017 as a senior lecturer. Previously, he held a lectureship in sociology of education at Keele University as well as being a Visiting Research Associate at the UCL Institute of Education. He earned his PhD in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at SOAS, University of London, where he also conducted post-doctoral research funded by the AHRC.

His ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 2638
Email
r.gholami@bham.ac.uk

Professor David Gillborn

Professor of Critical Race Studies
Director of Research, Director of the Centre for Research in Race & Education (CRRE) and Editor-in-Chief, Race Ethnicity and Education

David is Professor of Critical Race Studies, editor-in-chief of the journal ‘Race Ethnicity and Education’, Director of Research in the School of Education and Director of the Centre for Research in Race and Education (CRRE).

David’s research focuses on race inequalities in education, especially the role of racism as a changing and complex characteristic of the system. He has ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4835
Email
d.gillborn@bham.ac.uk

Dr Dina Kiwan

Reader in Comparative Education
School International Lead

Dina Kiwan is Reader in Comparative Education, having joined the department in January 2017. Her research programme focuses on citizenship and inclusion, and is interdisciplinary and comparative in scope. Her interests centre around sociological and politico-philosophical examinations of inclusive citizenship through the lens of education policy, naturalization policy and migration policy, in ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 6734
Email
d.j.kiwan@bham.ac.uk