Who We Are

Who We Are

Who We Are

Peter Shukie

On a blustery, cold winter night in Blackpool we got back to the car after walking the illuminations.  A bit shattered and glad of the warm, by chance I happened across a radio show by a brilliant woman that led to this website, this conference and the creation of this brilliant group of academics, students and thinkers of all kinds. 

The woman on the radio was Rachael Gibbons and she talked of her experiences in academia as a working-class person; of imposter syndrome, of a Jonah Complex and of the often traumatic, emotional turmoil that ‘getting an

More
Who We Are

Hina Suleman

I have recently completed a master’s degree in Education and Education Leadership and Management at Liverpool Hope University. In this conference I share my story of being a working-class lone parent. I feel between the working class and the middle class and this leads to interesting observations about how women of colour are faced with boundaries of culture and labelling whilst aware of their realities. My story is one that explores how class has

More
Who We Are

Craig Hammond

Craig Hammond is Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU). Prior to moving to LJMU, Craig taught across further education and college based higher education (CBHE) for 18 years. Between 2015 and 2017, Craig was the Research and Scholarship Leader at University Centre Blackburn College. Gaining is PhD in Sociology from Lancaster University in 2012, he obtained recognition as a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) in 2015, in recognition of his CBHE research and scholarship work. His recent publications Hope, Utopia and

More
Kick_Down_Barriers_21

Kick Down The Barriers

Kick Down the Barriers is a project led by Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery exploring four Blackburn communities that have been publicly labelled (and shamed) as segregated and divided. Using engaged arts practice alongside written enquiry, artists, writers and local residents will challenge these stigmas.

More
Who We Are

Jamie Holman

Early works were predominantly in video, audio and performance, before developing into a broader, multi-disciplinary practice that now includes photography, print, sculpture and text. Holman was a founding member of the music/artist/writers collective tompaulin, who released three LP’s, seven singles and recorded two John Peel sessions between 2000 and 2007. In 2008 Holman began writing for The Saatchi Gallery Magazine Art and Music, and was a contributing editor until 2018. Art and Music is a quarterly magazine that is distributed internationally, while remaining the in house publication of The Saatchi Gallery London.

More
Who We Are

Alex Dunedin

Alex Dunedin has been a part of developing the Ragged University project over the last ten years which has been using available infrastructure and common technology to pursue educational processes in the community.

The working class conference is important to me because the diffuse intellectual lives of people in general are under represented in cultural terms.  Education and learning are a part of our social fabric performing critical functions of human development which should be celebrated as such.

More
Kay Sidebottom Image

Kay Sidebottom

Kay Sidebottom is a Lecturer in Education and Childhood at Leeds Beckett University. Her current research explores how teachers can work with posthuman ideas to facilitate meaningful and disruptive education spaces for our complex times. With a background in community and adult education, her pedagogical specialisms include radical and anarchist education, arts-based practice and community philosophy. 

Vassilissa Carangio Image

Vassilissa Carangio

Vassilissa Carangio is an adjunct lecturer at the American University of Rome, Italy. She holds a Ph.D. in Business, within the discipline of Work and Organisation, that was funded by Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. Her research interests sit at the intersections of immigration affairs, race/gender inequalities and class oppression.

Who We Are

Alexandra Shukie

I am a Senior Lecturer in Engineering Mathematics at Sheffield Hallam University (SHU). Prior to moving to SHU two years ago, I taught across further education and college based higher education for 10 years.

More
Who We Are

Alexandra Shukie

I am a Senior Lecturer in Engineering Mathematics at Sheffield Hallam University (SHU). Prior to moving to SHU two years ago, I taught across further education and college based higher education for 10 years.

More
Who We Are

Alexandra Shukie

I am a Senior Lecturer in Engineering Mathematics at Sheffield Hallam University (SHU). Prior to moving to SHU two years ago, I taught across further education and college based higher education for 10 years.

More
Who We Are

Alexandra Shukie

I am a Senior Lecturer in Engineering Mathematics at Sheffield Hallam University (SHU). Prior to moving to SHU two years ago, I taught across further education and college based higher education for 10 years.

More
Who We Are

Alexandra Shukie

I am a Senior Lecturer in Engineering Mathematics at Sheffield Hallam University (SHU). Prior to moving to SHU two years ago, I taught across further education and college based higher education for 10 years.

More