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Martin Myers

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences



Martin Myers is an Assistant Professor in Education.

Previously he taught at the universities of Portsmouth and Greenwich and worked as a researcher at the University of Southampton and Goldsmiths College, University of London. Prior to entering academia he was a Senior Policy Advisor at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

Expertise Summary

I am a sociologist whose work has explored the lives and identities of marginalised communities. My research has often focussed on Gypsy families, in particular their experiences of education and schooling, relations with non-Gypsy neighbours and understandings of mobility. My current research in this area concentrates on European policy making and educational inequalities faced by Gypsies and Roma people.

I have conducted extensive research with home educating families. In particular exploring the impact of race, class and religious affiliation on understandings of risk in relation to these families.

I am currently conducting research around the experiences of non-traditional students studying at elite universities in the United States and the UK. This project focuses on the global role of neo-liberal higher education economies, the reproduction of elites and mobilities.

Selected Publications

Martin is a member of the Centre for International Education Research.

Broadly his research supervision areas include work interested in exploring structural inequalities of race/ethnicity and class in education.

Specific areas of interest:

Gypsy, Roma and Travellers: educational and social inequalities; European policy-making and GRT

Elite universities: Higher education, mobility, race/ethnicity and class

Bourdieu: Bourdieu and race/ethnicity; elite universities

Home schooling/home education: specifically in relation to race/ethnicity, class, religious affiliation

Please contact Martin if you wish to discuss a potential research project:

School of Education

University of Nottingham
Jubilee Campus
Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 1BB

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