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 [British] cis-heterosexual male. I was born in Hackney to Caribbean (Guyana and St Lucia) parents of African descent. I am the eldest of three children. I am an English and [English] Caribbean patois speaker. I live in Devon with my wife and two children. I am RastafarI.

University of Exeter

My doctoral thesis (University of Exeter, 2019-2023) is a qualitative research study, which applies a Funds of identity approach to explore how teachers relate with Black cultures and communities in curricula, pedagogy and resources to advance notions of anti-racist teaching in Devon schools.


Since April 2022, I have worked at the University of the West of England as a Senior Lecturer in Education. I am module lead for Policy and Contemporary Issues (postgraduate), as well as facilitating learning for students across undergraduate and postgraduate modules. I also teach on research modules and act as dissertation supervisor for BA, PGCE and MA students. My UWE staff profile is located here.

I welcome enquiries from anyone interested in collaborative research opportunities on funds of identity, dialogue and dialogic education, Black Studies in Education, Critical Race Theory, de/colonzing relationships in teaching and teacher education, and autoethnographic approaches with Black teachers across schooling in Western Europe.

You can also follow me on Twitter: @malcolmrichards