Race and Education Research Cluster

The Race and Education Research Cluster aims to develop a theorised and practice-based understanding of the role of race in education, and ultimately to challenge race inequality in education in all its forms. The work of this cluster focuses on education at all levels, both formal and informal. The Race and Education Research Cluster is a respectful space for research, knowledge exchange, teaching and participation in critical and reflexive discussions about race and racial inequalities in education.

Our aims

The cluster aims to:

Research Cluster Team

Join us

Whether you would like to find out more about the research we are doing, apply for a PhD in this area or discuss a collaboration opportunity, please email Professor Charlotte Chadderton.


  • Chadderton, C. (2023) Covid, schooling and race in England: a case of necropolitics. Race, Ethnicity and Education, Vol. 26 (1), pp. 112-128.
  • Kaur, B (2022) Connecting the racial to the spatial; migration, identity and educational settings as a third space, Journal of Vocational Education & Training, DOI: 10.1080/13636820.2022.2139747
  • Kaur, B. (2022), "Creating diversification through hybrid identities and educational encounters: the power of a third space", Qualitative Research Journal, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. DOI: 10.1108/QRJ-02-2022-0032
  • Jackson-Cole, D. and Chadderton, C. (2021) White supremacy in postgraduate education at elite universities in England: the role of the gatekeepers. Whiteness and Education. 10.1080/23793406.2021.2013131.
  • Chadderton, C. (2020) A longitudinal study of young women’s transitions in Tower Hamlets in an age of austerity. Report for the Aldgate and Allhallows Foundation, London.
  • Chadderton, C. (2019) Race, ethnicity and education in England. In Ward, S. and Simon, C. A student’s guide to Education Studies (4th ed.). London and New York: Routledge.
  • Chadderton, C. (2019) Career education and guidance and race (in)equality in England. In Hooley, T., Sultana, R. Thomsen, R. (eds.) Career Guidance for Emancipation:  Reclaiming Justice for the Multitude. Routledge, pp. 81-97.
  • Chadderton, C. (2018) Towards a research framework for race in education: critical race theory and Judith Butler. In Youdell, D. (ed.) Judith Butler and education. Routledge
  • Chadderton, C. (2018) Judith Butler, race and education. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan