Dr Alpesh Maisuria
Senior Lecturer; Cass School of Education and Communities
International Centre for Public Pedagogy
Alpesh's expertise is in education policy and the critical sociology of education
Senior Lecturer Education Studies
Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies (JCEPS) Deputy Chief Editor
Editorial Board for Educational Theory
International Advisory Board Member International Conference on Critical Education (ICCE)
Co-convenor of Marxism and Education Renewing Dialogues (MERD) seminar series
BA Hons Education Studies
MA Education: Culture, Language and Identity (Distinction)
PgCert Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (HEA Fellow)
PhD Sociology of Education
External Examiner Bradford College
Visiting scholar at Goteborg and Uppsala universities, Sweden
I have previously held other vising roles in Japan and Australia
Alpesh Maisuria is a Senior Lecturer interested in social class, educational policy, Marxism. His current research (with colleagues in Australia, USA and Sweden) is based on the neoliberalisation of education and specifically academic labour. He also has expertise on ideology -Swedish social democracy /Cuban communism and education policy.
Alpesh’s doctoral thesis (UCL's Institute of Education) focussed on social class in Sweden.
Alpesh is available for media interviews on issues of educational policy and reform, particularly academies, testing and the class based-nature of schooling and universities.
Also, see the interests tab and google Alpesh Maisuria.
Maisuria, A (2018) Class Consciousness and Education in Sweden: A Marxist Analysis of Revolution in a Social Democracy. London: Routledge.
Maisuria, A, Beach, D, Edwards, G, and Themelis, S (2017) Critical Realism for Marxist Sociology of Education, Grant Banfield: A Book Review Symposium. Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies 15(2).
Maisuria, A; and Beach, D (2017) Ethnography and Education. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education. Oxford University Press.
Maisuria, A (2017) Mystification of production and feasibility of alternatives Social class inequality and education. In Cole, M. (2017) Education, Equality and Human Rights [4th Ed]. London: Routledge.
Maisuria, A, and Cole, M (2017) The Neoliberalisation of Higher Education in England: An Alternatives is Possible: Policy Futures in Education. Vol 15 (3) pp.602-619
Maisuria, A (2017) Neoliberal capitalism by Dr Alpesh Maisuria. Short documentary. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDYBBISRo-o
Maisuria, A (2016) Reclaiming school’s 2016 pamphlet: Our Children Are More Than a Score: Why We Need Alternative to Relentless Testing. Testing Times and the Thirst for Data – for What? National Union of Teachers.
Banfield, G., Maisuria, A and Raduntz, H. (2016) The (Im)possibility of the Intellectual Worker Inside the Neoliberal University. Educação & Formação [Journal of Education & Training]. 1(3) http://seer.uece.br/?journal=Redufor&page=index
Maisuria, A. (2016) Class Struggle in Cultural Formation in Contemporary Times: A Focus on the Theoretical Importance of Antonio Gramsci and the Organic Intellectualism of Russell Brand and Pablo Iglesias. In McLaren, L and Monzo, L. (2017) (eds.) Revolution and Education Special Issue Knowledge Cultures Journal, Addleton Academic Publishers. 5(1)
Hill, D., Lewis, C., Maisuria, A. Yarker, P. and Hill, J. (2016) Conservative Education Policy Reloaded: Policy, Ideology and Impacts in England. Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies 14(3). Online at http://www.jceps.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/14-3-1-1.pdf
Marmol, E; Hill, D; Maisuria, A; Nocella, A; and Parenti, M (2015) The Corporate University: An E-interview. Critical Education. The Institute for Critical Education Studies. http://ices.library.ubc.ca/index.php/criticaled/article/view/185102
Hill, D; Lewis, C; Maisuria, A; Yarker, P and Carr, J (2015) Neoliberal and Neoconservative Immiseration Capitalism in England: Policies and Impacts on Society and on Education. Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies. The Institute for Education Policy Studies, Vol 13, No2
Maisuria, A. (2015) Margaret Thatcher’s Legacy, Academisation and the Demise of State Education, British, Education Research Association Blog: https://www.bera.ac.uk/blog/thatcher-the-state-school-snatcher
Maisuria, A. (2014) The Neoliberalisation Policy Agenda and its Consequences in England: A Focus on Resistance Now and Possibilities for the Future. Policy Futures in Education. Vol 12 (2) pp 286-296
Hill, D; Lewis, C; Maisuria, A and Yarker, P. (2013) Austerity Capitalism and Education in Britain. In Hill, D. (2013). Immiseration Capitalism and Education: Austerity, Resistance and Revolt. Brighton, Institute for Education Policy Studies
Canaan, J; Hill, D; Maisuria, A. (2013) Resistance in Britain. In Hill, D. (2013). Immiseration Capitalism and Education: Austerity, Resistance and Revolt. Brighton, Institute for Education Policy Studies
Maisuria, A. (2011) A Critical Appraisal of Critical Race Theory (CRT): Limitations and Opportunities. In Bhopal, K. and Preston, J. (eds.) (2011) Intersectionality and Race in Education. London: Routledge. Pp76-97
Maisuria, A. (2011) Critical Race Theory Matters: Education and Ideology. M. Zamudio, C. Russell, MA Rios and JL Bridgeman: New York and London: British Journal of Educational Studies. Book Review. Routledge. Pp 192
Maisuria, A. (2010) Ten Years of New Labour Race Education Policy: An Act of whiteness or Neo-Liberal practice? In Green, T. (2011) (ed.) Blair's Educational Legacy: Thirteen Years of New Labour: Marxism and Education: Renewing Dialogues, Marxism and Education Series, Palgrave. Pp171-193
Cole, M. and Maisuria, A. (2010) Racism and Islamophobia in post 7/7 Britain: Critical Race Theory, (Xeno-) Racialization, Empire and Education: A Marxist Analysis. In Kelsh, D. Hill, D. and Macrine, S. (eds.) Class in Education: Knowledge, Pedagogy, Subjectivity. New York: Routledge. Pp108-128
Hill, D. Greaves, N. and Maisuria, A. (2009) Education, Inequality and Neoliberal Capitalism: A Classical Marxist Analysis. In Hill, D. and Kumar, R. (eds.) Global Neoliberalism and Education and its Consequences. New York: Routledge. Pp102-127
Maisuria, A. (2009) "Race" and Social Class in Racism: a critical case study of education in Sweden: Proceedings of the 2009 Centre for Education for Social Justice Seminar Series. Held at the Bishop Grosseteste University College Lincoln. Available from www.bishopg.ac.uk
Hill, D. Maisuria, A. and Greaves, N. (2008) Does capitalism inevitably increase education inequality? In Holsinger, D. B., and Jacob, W. J. (Eds.) Inequality in Education: Comparative and International Perspectives. Hong Kong, Comparative Education Research Centre: Springer.
Cole, M. and Maisuria, A. (2007) 'Shut the f*** up', 'you have no rights here': Critical Race Theory and Racialisation in post-7/7 racist Britain. Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies. The Institute for Education Policy Studies, Vol 5, No1
Greaves, N, Hill, D. and Maisuria, A. (2007) Embourgeoisment, Immiseration, Commodification - Marxism Revisited: A Critique of Education in Capitalist Systems. Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies. The Institute for Education Policy Studies, Vol 5, No1
Maisuria, A. and Themelis, S. (2006) Where has youth radicalism gone? Political Participation and Democratic Pedagogy: An e-dialogue between Alpesh Maisuria and Spyros Themelis. Information for Social Change Journal, Special Issue: Education for Social Change, No23. Summer 2006.
Maisuria, A. (2006) An autobiographical account of 'Race' Policy in Britain. Forum: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, Vol 48, No1.
Maisuria, A.,Cole, M,. and Hill, D (2006) Marxism: Some Popular Misconceptions: Brighton. Institute for Education Policy Studies.
Maisuria, A. (2005) The Turbulent Times of Creativity in the National Curriculum. Policy Futures in Education, Vol 3, No 2, pp.141-152.
Maisuria, A. (2005) Sexy Words, Iconic Phrases and Slippery Terms - It's all Newspaper Talk: A Theoretical Analysis of the Language Used By the Newspaper Industry to Manifest and Perpetuate the Discourse. Information for Social Change Journal, No22. Winter 2005/6.
£5000, 2015 Civic Engagement Funding for Student Transformations Project exploring the politicisation of BA Education Studies students at UEL (with Tom Boronski and Ayo Mansaray)
£10,000, 2013 Sweden and Social Class consciouness project, Funded by Anglia Ruskin University
£3000, 2006 Learning and Teaching Excellence funding, Univeristy of Wolverhampton
Academies/Free Schools, testing, league tables, de-professionalisation of educators
University student fees, marketisation of HE
social class, Marxism, Socialism, Cuba
Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party, Blairism/Thatcherism
Sweden, social democracy
Alernatives to capitalism
Sociology of Education
Debates in Education
EdD and PhD teaching and supervision