Mathew Barnard is interested in the sociology of education, especially around cultural issues within diverse educational settings.

Research and scholarship

(2022) A critical reconceptualization of the International Baccalaureate as a potential force for democratisation in global-heritage schools. Globalisation, Societies and Education.

(2022) Theorising the meso-level space of school ethos and cultural pedagogy in relation to securitisation policy. Journal of Education Policy, 37:6, 944-964.

(2022) Cultural capital in non-white majority schools: a critical exploration of cultural ethos and pedagogy. Critical Studies in Education, 63:3, 387-402.

(2021) Re(dis)covering multicultural capital in Leicester’s schools and colleges: historical legacies and possibilities for change. British Journal of Educational Studies, 69:3, 347-364.

(2020) Leadership in non-white majority schools: the symbolic negation of distance. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 41:7, 958-974.


I teach at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

School of Social Sciences
Chancellor's Building CBA1.039
Keele University
Staffordshire, ST5 5BG
Tel: +44 (0) 1782 734346

Undergraduate and postgraduate enquiries
Tel: +44 (0) 1782 734346