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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.

  • Stratford Campus
    School of Education and Communities
    Stratford Campus
    Romford Road
    London
    E15 4LZ
  • m.c.cole@uel.ac.uk
    Dr Mike Cole is a .2 Professor in Education, and is also an Emeritus Research Professor in Education and Equality at Bishop Grosseteste University. His duties at UEL include research and publications and occasional teaching.


    Overview

    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.



    The relationship between Critical Race Theory and Marxism within educational theory
    Racism and education
    Marxism and educational theory
    Twenty-first century socialism in Venezuela
    Racism, including non-colour-coded racism


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    Research

    Selected publications since 2008

    Books:

    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

    Journal articles

    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)

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    EdD; PhD supervision, undergraduate teaching
    Professional Doctorate in Social Work and in Social Care – research methods, policy and research, clinical supervision
    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.

    Teaching