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

I began my PhD research in 2019. My thesis examines how teachers mediate digital resources percieved as representative of Black histories, identities, cultures and communities, in relation to their 'funds of knowledge', to advance dialogue and dialogic teaching within UK primary and secondary schools. 

My work draws upon a wealth of research, including critical pedagogies, critical auto-ethnography, theories of de/colonial in teacher education, critical race theory, post-colonial studies, Black (British) studies, and cultural studies. Stituated within the context of higher education institutions teacher education and development. This study uses the term Black (with ‘B’ capitalized) to denote dialogic identities, cultures and peoples of African and African-Caribbean descent.

You can follow me on Twitter: @malcolmrichards