Malcolm Richards



College: College of Social Sciences and International Studies
Discipline: Graduate School of Education
Department: College of Social Sciences and International Studies
Research Centre/Unit: Thinking Schools @Exeter

I am a cis-male. I was born in London to Caribbean (Guyana and St Lucia) parents of African descent. I have been formally educated in the United Kingdom schooling system. I am a graduate of the African Caribbean supplementary school movement. I am a former teacher, senior leader, and advisory teacher in UK schools. I live with my wife and two daughters in Devon, United Kingdom. I am RastafarI.

My broad research interests focuses on dialogue, dialogic teaching education and development, and pedagogies in particular focused upon experiences of educators from Black British, African Caribbean and African diaspora communites. I am interested in where and how dialogue intersects with regard to questions of race, identity and cultures in education. These interests has taken many forms.

My doctoral thesis (2019-2022) seeks to conceptualise a framework for dialogue in 21c teaching education and development, grounded by funds of knowledge with Black educators in England and Wales schools. I am Project Lead of the Exeter Education Incubator funded project Introduction to Black British Studies: A New Interdisciplinary Module (2021-22), which is located within the College of Humanities and Graduate School of Education at the University of Exeter. I am also co-founder of the Black Educators Book Club, a postgraduate initiative hosted in partnership with Stephen Lawrence Research Centre (De Montfort University Leicester) and Race and Ethnicity in Education Network (University of Exeter).

I welcome enquiries from anyone interested in pursuing research opportunties on dialogue, contemporary teaching education and development or pedagogies with Black educators in diaspora communties across Europe.

You can follow me on Twitter: @malcolmrichards