Dr Mike Cole
Professor in Education, School of Education and Communities
ICPUP, University of East London
Dr Mike Cole is a Professor in the School of Education and Communities. He has research interests in Marxism, Racism and Critical Race Theory in Education. More recently, he has written extensively about public pedagogy in relation to prominent political figures and ecosocialism.
School of Education and Communities
Mike’s research explores Critical Race Theory and Marxism within educational theory. He is also interested in racism and Marxism per se. More recently, he has used public pedagogy as a theoretical lens through which to view the rhetoric of prominent political figures such as Donald Trump and Theresa May. He is currently exploring the possibility of funded research on the ‘hostile environment’ in the UK.
Racism and education
Marxism and educational theory
Twenty-first century socialism in Venezuela
Racism, including non-colour-coded racism
Selected publications since 2008
Cole, M. (2020) Climate Change, the Fourth Industrial Revolution and Public Pedagogies: the Case for Ecosocialism, London and New York
Cole, M. (2020) Theresa May, the Hostile Environment and Public Pedagogies of Hate and Threat: The Case for a Future Without Borders, London and New York: Routledge
Cole, M. (2020) Trump, the Alt-Right and Public Pedagogies of Hate and for Fascism: What Is To Be Done?, London and New York: Routledge
Cole, M. (2018) (ed) Education, Equality and Human Rights: Issues of Gender, ‘Race’, Sexuality, Disability, and Social Class, 4th Edition, London: Routledge
Cole, M. (2017) Critical Race Theory and Education: A Marxist Response, Revised 2nd Edition, New York and London: Palgrave Macmillan
Cole, M. (2017) New Developments in Critical Race Theory and Education: Revisiting Racialized Capitalism and Socialism in Austerity, New York and London: Palgrave Macmillan
Cole, M. (2016) Racism: a Critical Analysis, London: Pluto Press
Cole, M. (2012) Marxvaad aur Shaikshnik Sidhyant – Utpatti aur Mudde, Delhi: Granth Shilpi (translation into Hindi of Cole, M. (2008) Marxism and Educational Theory: Origins and Issues, London: Routledge)
Cole, M. (2011) Racism and Education in the UK and the US: Towards a Socialist Alternative, New York and London: Palgrave Macmillan
Cole, M. (2008) Marxism and Educational Theory: Origins and Issues, London: Routledge
Cole, M. (2020) ‘A Marxist critique of Sean Walton’s defence of the CRT concept of “white supremacy” as explaining all forms of racism, and some comments on CRT, Black Radical and Socialist Futures’, Power and Education 12 (1).
Maisuria, A. and Cole, M. (2017) ‘The neoliberalization of higher education in England: An alternative is possible’, Policy Futures in Education 15 (5)
Cole, M. (2015) ‘Economic Reductionism, Formulaic Responses and Pushing Allies Away?’ Educational Theory 65 (3)
Cole, M. (2013) ‘Racism, the Left and Twenty-first-century Socialism: some observations on the Gur-Ze’ev/McLaren interchange’, Policy Futures in Education 11 (1)
Cole, M. (2012) ‘Critical Race Theory in Education, Marxism and abstract racial domination’, British Journal of Sociology of Education 33 (2) March
Cole, M. (2009) ‘Critical Race Theory Comes to the UK: a Marxist Critique’, Ethnicities 9 (2)
Cole, M. (2009) ‘The color-line and the class struggle: a Marxist response to Critical Race Theory in Education as it arrives in the UK’ Power and Education 1 (1)
Cole, M. (2009) ‘On “white supremacy” and caricaturing, misrepresenting and dismissing Marx and Marxism: a response to David Gillborn’s “Who’s afraid of critical race theory in education”’, Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies 7 (1) April
Cole, M. (2009) ‘A plethora of “suitable enemies”: British racism at the dawn of the twenty-first century’, Ethnic and Racial Studies November 32 (9)
MA in Social Work and Emotional Well Being: Policy Processes, clinical seminars and supervision
MA Qualifying Programme in Social Work: Child Protection Work, dissertation supervision
Currently supervising 12 Professional Doctorate students. Andrew has supervised more than 20 doctorates and PhDs to completion.