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 research interests draws upon a wealth of influences including critical auto-ethnography, critical pedagogies, critical race theory, Black British studies, cultural studies, dialogic eduation, digital tools, and decolonizing educational relationships in teacher education.

Informed by theories of "critical authoethnography" (Boylorn,, 2021), "critical dialogue" (Freire, 1970), “funds of knowledge” (Moll,, 1992) and others, my thesis seeks to conceptualise a teacher education and development framework for dialogue, grounded by intergenerational life-histories with Black teachers of African Caribbean descent from across primary and secondary schools in the United Kingdom. 

You can follow me on Twitter: @malcolmrichards