Manny has a background working in disability student support, widening participation, education development, and quality enhancement.
His research interests are on the processes of social exclusion/inclusion related to 'race', ethnicity and disability. He is a sociologist of education currently engaged in research projects with a focus on widening participation and culturally relevant teaching in higher education.
Manny is currently teaching on BA Education and MA Special and Inclusive Education. He is also supervising MA dissertations and doctoral students in the School of Education.
Manny is currently researching matters of race, disability, and equality in accessing higher education.
From 2023-2024, Manny is currently undertaking a Leverhulme Research Fellowship on hope for anti-racist change in higher education. Details of this project was featured in the May 2023 Leverhulme Trust newsletter (p.15).
From 2021-2025, Manny is currently conducting research and evaluation work, alongside Sheffield Hallam University, on increasing access and participation for Black, Asian, and minority ethnic groups in postgraduate research study. This is a part of the evaluation strand for the Yorkshire Consortium for Equity in Doctoral Education www.ycede.ac.uk
CAINE, JAMIE, GILROY, JOHANNE, GREAVES, MAXINE and MADRIAGA, MANUEL, 2021. Principles of Success: Facilitating Sustainable Transformation through a Progressive Relational Pedagogy SOCIAL POLICY AND SOCIETY. 21(1), 106-122
SAMATAR, AMIRA, MADRIAGA, MANUEL and MCGRATH, LISA, 2021. No love found: how female students of colour negotiate and repurpose university spaces BRITISH JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION. 42(5-6), 717-732
In 2021-2022, Manny was PI for a Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) Scoping Award to examine race and widening access policy in English higher education. Two outputs are listed below:
- Madriaga, M. 2022. Reframing race and widening access into higher education. Higher Education (open access)
- Madriaga, M. 2022. Colour-evasiveness and higher education: Synthesis of literature on race and widening access. Society for Research into Higher Education
In 2017-2019, Manny was a Senior Research Fellow on research team led jointly by Dr Lindsey Bowes, Research Director, CFE Research and Professor Colin McCaig, Sheffield Hallam University. Office for Students: Formative Evaluation of Capacity Building of National Collaborative Outreach Programme. More information on this project can be found here.