Southampton Education School

Kalwant Bhopal

BA (Hons), MSc (Econ), PGCE (FE), PhD

Primary position:
Reader in Education
Other positions:
Director of Postgraduate Research Degrees, Editor-in-Chief, Women's Studies International Forum

Background

The University of Southampton

Kalwant Bhopal is a Reader in Education and Director of Postgraduate Research Degrees. Her academic qualifications include BA (Hons) Sociology, MSc (Econ) Sociology, PGCE (FE) and PhD (University of Bristol). Her areas of interest and expertise are centred around the achievements and experiences of minority ethnic groups in education. She has a great deal of research experience in examining the lives of South Asian women and Gypsy and Traveller groups, focussing on social justice and inclusion.

Dr Kalwant Bhopal's photo

Publications

The University of Southampton's electronic library (e-prints)

Article

Bhopal, Kalwant (2015) British Asian women and the costs of higher education in England. British Journal of Sociology of Education (In Press).
Bhopal, Kalwant (2014) The experiences of BME academics in higher education: aspirations in the face of inequality. Leadership Foundation for Higher Education Stimulus Papers
Bhopal, Kalwant and Shain, Farzana (2014) Editorial: Educational inclusion: towards a social justice agenda? [in special issue: Educational Inclusion: Towards a Social Justice Agenda?] British Journal of Sociology of Education, 35, (5), 645-649.
Harricharan, Michelle and Bhopal , Kalwant (2014) Using blogs in qualitative educational research: an exploration of method. International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 37, (3), 324-343. (doi:10.1080/1743727X.2014.885009).
Bhopal, Kalwant and Rhamie, Jasmine (2014) Initial teacher training: understanding ‘race’, diversity and inclusion. [in special issue: Race, ethnicity and initial teacher education: the missing link?] Race Ethnicity and Education, 17, (3), 304-325.
Chapman, Thandeka and Bhopal, Kalwant (2013) Countering common sense understandings of 'good parenting:' women of color advocating policy change for their children. [in special issue: 'Honoring Derrick Bell's Contributions to Teacher Education, Race, Poverty and Leadership',] Race Ethnicity and Education, 16, (4), 562-586.
Bhopal, Kalwant (2012) Islam, Education and Inclusion : towards a social justice agenda? British Journal of Sociology of Education, 33, (5), 783-790. (doi:10.1080/01425692.2012.704716).
Rhamie, Jasmine, Bhopal, Kalwant and Bhatti, Ghazala (2012) Stick to your own kind: pupil experiences of identity and diversity in secondary schools. British Journal of Educational Studies, 60, (2), 171-191.
Bhopal, Kalwant (2012) The importance of diversity and equality in educational research. Research Intelligence, 117, (1), Spring Issue, 10-11.
Bhopal, Kalwant (2012) Gypsy and Traveller pupils: moving towards inclusion and good practice in schools? Race Equality Teaching, 30, (3), 19-23.
Bhopal, Kalwant (2011) What about us?’ Gypsies, travellers and ‘white racism’ in secondary schools in England. International Studies in Sociology of Education, 21, (4), 315-329. (doi:10.1080/09620214.2011.640520).
Crozier, Gill, Bhopal, Kalwant and Devine, Dympna (2010) Editorial. ‘race’, migration and education in a globalised context. [in special issue: ‘Race’, migration and education in a globalised context] Irish Educational Studies, 29, (3), 207-212. (doi:10.1080/03323315.2010.498275).
Bhopal, Kalwant (2010) Gender, identity and experience: researching marginalised groups. Women's Studies International Forum, 33, (1) (doi:10.1016/j.wsif.2009.12.005).
Myers, Martin, McGhee, Derek and Bhopal, Kalwant (2010) At the crossroads: gypsy and traveller parents' perceptions of education, protection and social change. Race Ethnicity and Education, 13, (4), 533-548. (doi:10.1080/13613324.2010.492138 ).
Takhar, Shaminder and Bhopal, Kalwant (2010) Editorial: The Equality Act 2010: implications for schools. [in special issue: Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice] Race Equality Teaching , 29, (1)
Bhopal, Kalwant (2010) BME early careers researchers in the academy. Research Intelligence, 111, (2)
Myers, Martin and Bhopal, Kalwant (2009) Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children in schools: understandings of community and safety. British Journal of Educational Studies, 57, (4), 417-434. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-8527.2009.00442.x).
Bhopal, Kalwant and Myers, Martin (2009) Gypsy, Roma and traveller pupils in schools in the UK: inclusion and 'good practice'. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 13, (3), 299-314. (doi:10.1080/13603110701748403).
Morrison, Marlene, Lumby, Jacky, Maringe, Felix, Bhopal, Kalwant and Dyke, Martin (2009) Diversity, Identity and Leadership. Centre for Excellence in Leadership
Bhopal, Kalwant (2008) Shared communities and shared understandings: the experiences of Asian women in a British university. International Studies in Sociology of Education, 18, (3 & 4), 185-197. (doi:10.1080/09620210802492773).
Bhopal, Kalwant (2004) Gypsy Travellers and education: changing needs and changing perceptions. British Journal of Educational Studies, 52, (1), 47-64. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-8527.2004.00254.x).
Bhopal, K. (2003) Patriarchy in the 21st century: a relevant or redundant concept? Pakistan Journal of Women's Studies: Alam-e-Niswan, 10, (1), 5-20.
Bhopal, Kalwant (2002) Teaching women's studies: the effects of 'race' and gender. Journal of Further and Higher Education, 26, (2), 6-16. (doi:10.1080/03098770220129389).

Book

Bhopal, Kalwant (2015) The experiences of black and minority ethnic academics: a comparative study of the unequal academy, London, UK, New York, USA, Routledge (Routledge Research in Higher Education Series). (In Press).
Bhopal, Kalwant and Deuchar, Ross (eds.) (2015) Researching marginalized groups, London, GB, New York, US, Routledge (Routledge Advances in Research Methods). (In Press).
Bhopal, Kalwant and Maylor, Uvanney (eds.) (2014) Educational inequalities: difference and diversity in schools and higher education, London, GB, New York, US, Routledge (Routledge Research in Education).
Brooks, Rachel, McCormack, Mark and Bhopal, Kalwant (eds.) (2013) Contemporary debates in the sociology of education, London, GB, Palgrave Macmillan
Bhopal, Kalwant and Danaher, Patrick Alan (2013) Identity and Pedagogy in Higher Education: International Comparisons, London and New York, Bloomsbury
Bhopal, Kalwant and Preston, John (eds.) (2011) Intersectionality and 'race' in education, New York, US, London, GB, Routledge, 227pp. (Routledge Research in Education).
Bhopal, Kalwant (2010) Asian women in higher education: shared communities, Stoke-on-Trent, UK, Trentham, 192pp.
Bhopal, Kalwant and Myers, Martin (2008) Insiders, outsiders and others: gypsies and identity, Hatfield, UK, University of Hertfordshire Press, 256pp.
Brannen, Julia, Heptinstall, Ellen and Bhopal, Kalwant (2000) Connecting children: care and family life in later childhood , London, GB, Routledge Falmer

Book Section

Bhopal, Kalwant (2015) Gypsy and Traveller mothers as agents of change in their children's education in England, UK. In, Mitakidou, Soula (ed.) The Education of Roma Children. Thessaloniki, GR, Epikenton. (In Press).
Deuchar, Ross and Bhopal, Kalwant (2015) Conclusions: a research agenda for researching the marginalized. In, Bhopal, Kalwant and Deuchar, Ross (eds.) Researching Marginalized Groups. London, GB, New York, US, Routledge. (In Press).
Bhopal, Kalwant and Deuchar, Ross (2015) Introduction: the complexities and dilemmas of researching marginalized groups. In, Bhopal, Kalwant and Deuchar, Ross (eds.) Researching Marginalized Groups. London, GB, New York, US, Routledge. (Advances in Research Methods Series). (In Press).
Bhopal, Kalwant (2014) Intersectionalities of difference: Asian women's experiences of religion, race, class and gender in higher education in the UK. In, Grant, Carl A. and Zwier, Elisabeth (eds.) Intersectionality and Urban Education: Identities, Policies and Power. , Information Age Publishing. (Urban Education Studies Series).
Bhopal, Kalwant (2013) Education Policy and Practice impacting Gypsy, Roma and Traveller groups in the UK: lessons for neighbouring middle eastern countries. In, Sunal, Cynthia and Mutua, Kagendo (eds.) Research on the Influences of Educational Policy on Teaching and Learning. Charlotte, US, Information Age Publishing. (Research on Education in Africa, The Caribbean and the Middle East , VII).
Preston, John and Bhopal, Kalwant (2011) Intersectional theories and 'race': from toolkit to 'mash-up'. In, Bhopal, Kalwant and Preston, John (eds.) Intersectionality and "Race" in Education. New York, US, London, GB, Routledge. (Routledge Research in Education).
Bhopal, Kalwant and Preston, John (2011) Introduction. Intersectionality and “race” in education: theorising difference. In, Bhopal, Kalwant and Preston, John (eds.) Intersectionality and "Race" in Education. New York, US, London, GB, Routledge, 1-10. (Routledge Research in Education).
Bhopal, Kalwant (2010) Identity, empathy and ‘otherness’: Asian women, education and dowries in the uk’. In, Mirza, Heidi and Joseph, Cynthia (eds.) Black and Postcolonial Feminisms in New Times: Researching Educational Inequalities. Abingdon, GB, Routledge.
Bhopal, Kalwant (2006) Issues of rurality and good practice: Gypsy Traveller pupils in schools. In, Neal, Sarah and Agyeman, Julian (eds.) The new countryside? Ethnicity, nation and exclusion in contemporary rural Britian. Bristol, UK, Policy Press, 193-216.
Bhopal, Kalwant (2001) Specialist support for Gypsy Traveller children in primary and secondary schools. In, Jones, Crispin and Wallace, Catherine (eds.) Making EMAG Work. Stoke on Trent, UK, Trentham, 63-72.

Conference or Workshop Item

Bhopal, Kalwant (2014) Invited Keynote: Understanding minority ethnic flight from UK higher education. Approaches to Inequalities: Perspectives from Higher Education , Northampton, GB, 11 Sep 2014.
Bhopal, Kalwant, Brown, Hazel and Jackson, June (2014) BME academics: experiences, career progression and flight from the UK. In, Higher Education Race Action Group (HERAG)/HEFCE and Equality Challenge Unit, London, GB,
Allweiss, Alex and Bhopal, Kalwant (2014) Researching the 'other': power and positionality in the research process. In, Annual American Educational Research Association Conference, Philadelphia, US, 03 - 07 Apr 2014. American Educational Research Association .
Bhopal, Kalwant (2014) Invited Paper. BME academics in higher education: identity and diversity. University of Cambridge, Equality and Diversity. , Cambridge, GB, 30 Apr 2014.
Bhopal, Kalwant (2014) British Asian women and the costs of higher education in England, UK. In, American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, US, 03 - 07 Apr 2014. American Educational Research Association.
Bhopal, Kalwant (2013) Invited keynote. Inequalities in Higher Education: race, gender and class. Annual Society for Educational Studies Conference, Race and Education: The Forgotten Inequality? , 14 Nov 2013.
Bhopal, Kalwant (2013) Invited Keynote. Asian women and support structures in higher education: contemporary debates. Towards a Progressive Arts Education: Inclusion, Change and Intervention, London, GB,
Bhopal, Kalwant (2013) Invited panel symposium: BME academics in higher education: social exclusion and marginalisation. A Discussion of BME academics in Higher Education: The Runnymede Trust, Manchester, UK, 18 Oct 2013.
Bhopal, Kalwant (2013) BME academic careers in higher education: contesting identities. In, British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Brighton, GB,
Preston, John and Bhopal, Kalwant (2013) Researching 'race' in education: reflexivity of estrangement? In, British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Brighton, GB,
Bhopal, Kalwant and Maylor, Uvanney (2013) Educational inequalities in schools and higher education. British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Brighton, GB,
Chapman, Thandeka and Bhopal, Kalwant (2013) 'Good Parenting': women of colour advocating policy change for their children: UK and USA comparisions. Invited Symposium, 'Honouring Derrick Bell's Contribution to Research on Teacher Education, Race, Poverty and Leadership'. Amercian Educational Research Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, US, 27 Apr - 01 May 2013.
Bhopal, Kalwant (2013) The politics of difference in histories and current meanings of curriculum in schools, colleges, media and public institutions. In, Amercian Educational Research Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, US, 27 Apr - 01 May 2013.
Osgood, Jayne and Bhopal, Kalwant (2013) Negotiating motherhood in the academy: the maternal subjectivities of feminist academics. In, Compelling Diversities: Educational Intersections, Gender and Education Annual Conference, London, GB, 23 - 26 Apr 2013.
Bhopal, Kalwant (2013) Race, class and gender: black and minority ethnic academics in universities in the UK and USA. In, American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, US, 27 Apr - 01 May 2013.
Bhopal, Kalwant (2012) Identity, empathy and otherness: researching BME groups in education. Feminist Theory, Research and Activism during a time of Austerity, Coventry, UK,
Bhopal, Kalwant (2012) ‘What about us?’ Gypsies, Travellers and ‘White racism’ in secondary schools in England: is the situation similar in Northern Ireland? Research Seminar: School of Education, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, GB, 03 Feb 2012.
Bhopal, Kalwant (2012) Asian women in higher education: bonding and bridging capital. Staff and Postgraduate Seminar, Keele University (Department of Education)
Bhopal, Kalwant (2011) Cross cultural understandings of educational inclusion: BME and white minority groups. University of Wisconsin-Madison Teacher Education Department Public Lecture, Madison, USA,
Bhopal, Kalwant (2011) 'This is a school, it’s not a site’: Teachers’ attitudes towards Gypsy and Traveller pupils in schools in England, UK. BERA Race, Ethnicity and Education SIG Seminar: Children, Schools and Teachers: Does 'Race' and Ethnicity Still Matter?, Chichester, GB, 25 Oct 2011.
Bhopal, Kalwant (2011) Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Groups: the case for an international educational inclusive agenda. Pedagogy, Culture and Politics of Education: Dialogue for Inclusion, Thessaloniki, GR, 09 - 10 Sep 2011.
Bhopal, Kalwant and Preston, John (2011) Race and intersectionalities: theorising difference in education. British Educational Research Association , London, UK,
Bhopal, Kalwant (2011) 'Race', migration and educational issues: international perspectives. In, British Educational Research Association Conference, London, GB, 06 - 08 Sep 2011.
Bhopal, Kalwant and Khambhaita, Priya (2011) Asian women in higher education: support networks, success and aspects of ‘localism’. In, The 8th International Gender and Education Association Conference , 27 - 29 Apr 2011.
Bhopal, Kalwant (2011) Strategies of success for black and minority ethnic academics: intersectionalities of difference. In, British Sociological Association Annual Conference, London, GB, 06 - 08 Apr 2011.
Bhopal, Kalwant (2011) Teachers' views on Gypsy and Traveller pupils in schools. Race, Ethnicity and Migration: Educational Issues - European Perspectives, London, GB,
Bhopal, Kalwant (2011) Intersectionalities of difference: Asian women in higher education in the UK. NAME’s 21st Annual International Conference, 02 - 05 Nov 2011. Chicago, US, (Submitted).
Bhopal, Kalwant and Takhar, Shaminder (2010) The motivations and choices of south Asian and black Caribbean women in higher education. In, British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Warwick, GB, 01 - 04 Sep 2010.
Bhopal, Kalwant (2010) Educational inequalities: ‘race’, class and gender. British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Warwick, GB, 01 - 04 Sep 2010.
Bhopal, Kalwant and Cudworth, David (2010) Strangers in strange places: the othering of gypsy and traveller children in educational spaces. In, British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Warwick, GB, 01 - 04 Sep 2010.
Bhopal, Kalwant and Henry-Waring, Millsom (2010) Comparative understandings of ’race’ and identity in higher education: an examination of uk and australian experiences. In, XVII International Sociological Association Congress, Gothenburg, Sweden,
Bhopal, Kalwant and Khambhatia, Priya (2010) Asian women in higher education: using support networks as strategies for success. In, Youth 2010: Identities, Transitions, Cultures. British Sociological Assocation Youth Study Group Conference, Guildford, GB, 06 - 08 Jul 2010.
Bhopal, Kalwant (2010) Gyspy and Travellers pupils in schools: comunnities of belonging? Exclusive Education - Marginalisation and Gypsy/Traveller Communities , Leicester, UK, 21 Jun 2010.
Bhopal, Kalwant (2010) Strategies of success for black and minority ethnic academics: intersectionalities of difference. American Education Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting , Colorado Convention Centre, Denver USA. , USA,
Bhopal, Kalwant and Takhar, Shaminder (2010) Asian and African Caribbean women and experiences of higher education: motivations and choices. In, British Sociological Association Annual Conference 2010 - Inequalities & Social Justice, Glasgow, Scotland, 07 - 09 Apr 2010.
Bhopal, Kalwant (2010) Teachers' attitudies towards Gypsy and Traveller pupils in schools. In, British Sociological Association Annual Conference 2010 - Inequalities & Social Justice, Glasgow, Scotland, 07 - 09 Apr 2010.
Bhopal, Kalwant (2010) Diversity, inclusion and social justice: strategies for inclusion. In, BERA Race Ethnicity and Education and Social Policy Association Conference. Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice: Strategies for Inclusion, London, UK, 18 Mar 2010.
Bhopal, Kalwant (2010) Playing the game - changing the game: success for early career black and ethnic minority (BME) education researchers. In, BERA BME Early Careers Event: Playing the Game - Changing the Game: Success for Early Career BME Education Researchers, London, UK, 12 Mar 2010.
Bhopal, Kalwant, Harris, Richard and Rhamie, Jasmine (2009) Student perspectives on ‘Race’, diversity and inclusion on ITE courses: a case study analysis. In, BERA Annual Conference, Manchester, UK, 02 - 05 Sep 2009.
Bhopal, Kalwant, Harris, Richard and Rhamie, Jasmine (2009) ‘Race’, diversity and inclusion: student perspectives. In, ECER Annual Conference, Vienna, Austria, 28 - 30 Sep 2009.
Bhopal, Kalwant (2009) ‘What about us?’: Gypsies, Travellers and white racism in schools. In, British Education Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference 2009, Keynote Symposia: Race, Ethnicity and Education, Manchester, UK, 02 - 05 Sep 2009.
Bhopal, K. and Henry-Waring, M. (2009) Being White and being Black: cross cultural understandings of identity for degree students in the UK and Australia. In, British Sociological Association Annual Conference 2009, Cardiff, UK, 16 - 18 Apr 2009.
Bhopal, Kalwant (2009) Asian women in higher education: communities and boundaries of belonging. In, Families and Social Capital Research Group Seminar Series: London South Bank University, London, UK, 21 Sep 2009.
Henry-Waring, Millsom and Bhopal, Kalwant (2008) Race matters: cross-cultural understandings of whiteness and blackness in Australia and the UK. In, Re-Imagining Sociology: The annual conference of the Australian Sociological Association 2008, Melbourne, Australia, 02 - 05 Dec 2008.
Bhopal, Kalwant and Henry-Waring, Milllsom S. (2008) Exploring the global and the specific language of 'race' through the discourses of Whiteness and Blackness: a cross-national comparison between university students in Australia and the UK. In, Re-Orienting Whiteness Conference 2008, Melbourne, Australia, 03 - 05 Dec 2008.
Bhopal, Kalwant (2008) Arranged and forced marriages: the impact of education. In, Understanding the Issues around Forced Marriage: "16 Days of Action to End Violence Against Women", Stirling, Scotland, 26 Nov 2008.
Bhopal, Kalwant, Bhatti, Ghazala and Rhamie, Jasmine (2008) 'Stick to your own kind': citizenship and identity in schools in the South of England. In, British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, 03 - 06 Sep 2008. Southampton, UK,
Bhopal, Kalwant (2008) Asian Women in Higher Education: shared communities and shared belongings. In, British Educational Research Association, Annual Conference, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, 03 - 06 Sep 2008. Southampton, UK,
Bhopal, K. (2008) Insiders, outsiders and others: Gypsies and identity. In, East Sussex Gypsy and Traveller Forum Annual Conference, Town Hall, Eastbourne Borough Council, 24 Jul 2008. Southampton, UK,
Bhopal, Kalwant, Bhatti, Ghazala and Rhamie, Jasmine (2008) The experiences of minority ethnic groups in the South of England: migration, citizenship and identities. In, Centre for Research on Nationalism, Ethnicity and Multiculturalism (CRONEM), University of Surrey, UK, 30 Jun - 01 Jul 2008. Southampton, UK,
Myers, Martin, Bhopal, Kalwant and McGhee, Derek (2008) Gypsy and traveller families in West Sussex: Safety, community and identity. In, The 38th World Congress of International Institute of Sociology Conference, Budapest, Hungary, 26 - 29 Jun 2008. Southampton, UK,

Monograph

Bhopal, Kalwant and Jackson, June (2013) The experiences of black and minority ethnic academics: multiple identities and career progression. Southampton, GB, University of Southampton
Bhopal, Kalwant and Leon, Aisha (2012) Diversity, equality and the experiences of BME staff in higher education. Southampton, GB, University of Southampton
Bhopal, Kalwant, Harris, Richard and Rhamie, Jasmine (2009) The teaching of 'race', diversity and inclusion on PGCE courses: a case study analysis of University of Southampton. , Multiverse, TDA
Bhopal, Kalwant and Myers, Martin (2009) A pilot study to investigate reasons for elective home education for Gypsy and Traveller children in Hampshire. Hampshire, UK, Hampshire County Council, 17pp.
Bhopal, Kalwant, McGhee, Derek and Myers, Martin (2008) A Pilot Study to Investigate Barriers to Educational Inclusion for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Children in West Sussex. Chichester, UK, Minority Ethnic Services, 23pp. (Report to West Sussex County Council).
Lumby, Jacky, Bhopal, Kalwant, Dyke, Martin, Maringe, Felix and Morrison, Marlene Centre for Excellence in Leadership (2007) Research report. Integrating diversity in leadership in further education. Lancaster, UK, Lancaster University, 33pp.
Maringe, Felix, Lumby, Jacky, Morrison, Marlene, Bhopal, Kalwant and Dyke, Martin (2007) Leadership, diversity and decision making. Lancaster, UK, Lancaster University, 39pp.
Morrison, Marlene, Lumby, Jacky, Maringe, Felix, Bhopal, Kalwant and Dyke, Martin Centre for Excellence in Leadership (2007) Diversity, identity and leadership. Lancaster, UK, Lancaster University, 41pp.
Bhopal, Kalwant and Myers, Martin (2006) Gypsy traveller pupils in schools in the London Borough of Greenwich: a report on good practice. London, UK, Education and Inspectorate Advisory Service, 26pp.
 

Research

Research Interests

  • Asian and Afro-Caribbean groups
  • Case Study Research
  • Gender and Feminism
  • Gypsy Travellers
  • Identity Construction
  • Inclusive Research
  • Qualitative Research
  • Race and Racism
  • Research Processes
  • Rural Racism
  • Social Exclusion
  • Social Inclusion

Primary research group:  Social Justice and Inclusive Education (SJIE) Research Centre

Affiliate research groups:  South Asian Communities (SAC) special interest group, Race and Ethnicity Special Interest Group

Research projects

Integrating diversity in leadership in the learning and skills sector

'Race', diversity and educational inclusion (Bhopal)

Investigating reasons for elective home education for gypsy and traveller parents in Hampshire (Bhopal)

Gypsy traveller pupils in schools in the London Borough of Greenwich: a report on good practice (Bhopal)

Investigating barriers to educational inclusion for gypsy and traveller children in West Sussex (Bhopal)

Working towards inclusive education: aspects of good practice for gypsy traveller pupils (Bhopal)

Understanding academic flight from UK higher education

This project is funded by the Equality Challenge Unit. The aims of the research are to:• Understand to what extent UK academics consider moving to work in higher education overseas and to determine if there is a difference by ethnicity• Understand the reasons (both push and pull factors) which contribute to potential migration to overseas higher education institutions(HEIs)and whether these factors vary by ethnicity• Establish what UK HEIs can do to retain minority ethnic academics, and attract back those who have left.

Responsibilities

External Activities

Visiting Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Queens University (Belfast); Visiting Scholar, Institute of Education (University of London).

Editor-in-Chief Women’s Studies International Forum (peer reviewed journal)

Editorial Board member of Sociology, British Educational Research Journal, International Studies in Sociology of Education, International Journal of Inclusive Education, Gender and Education, British Journal of Sociology of Education, Pakistan Journal of Women’s Studies, Race, Ethnicity and Education

External Examiner: University of Birmingham (BA Childhood, Culture and Education); Goldsmiths College (University of London) (MA Education, Language and Identity) and Keele University (BA Education Studies).

Member of ESRC Peer Review College

Elected member of the British Educational Research Association Executive Council (2009-pressent)

Convenor for BERA Race, Ethnicity and Education Special Interest Group, convenor for British Sociological Association, Social Divisions/Social Relationships

Chair and Convenor - Curriculum from an International Perspective Committee American Educational Research Association (AERA Division B Curriculum Studies).

Chair of Conference Committee (International Chapter) – National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME)

Equality Challenge Unit, panellist for Gender Equality Charter Mark Trial, May 2014.

Consultancies

2006 – West Sussex County Council, Ethnic Minority Achievement Service and Traveller Education Support Service (‘Race’ awareness and Gypsy and Traveller groups)

2003 – London Borough of Greenwich, Ethnic Minority Achievement and Traveller Education Service (social exclusion of Gypsy and Traveller groups in schools)

2000 – Surrey County Council (Raising literacy standards for minority ethnic groups)

1999- Cambridgeshire Traveller Education Service (Gypsy Travellers and attendance in schools)

1996 - Tower Hamlets Education Authority (‘Race’ and social inclusion)


Associations

British Sociological Association (BSA), Women’s Studies Network, Women in Higher Education Network, Social Research

Association and Asian Social Researchers Forum

CABE (Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment) Education Network

Gypsy Lore Society, the Romani Studies Group and Trav-ed (Traveller Education Forum)

Teaching Responsibilities

PhD Students

Doreen Challen: A pedagogical exploration of guided reading in three classrooms

Rosa Drown: Improving access to education for Roma children in Romania

Michelle Harricharan: Ashes col’ darg lay dong: Trinidadian students’ response to the UK

Livinus Ikewuke: How can exam malpractice be prevented in Nigeria?

Matthew Sambrook: Is it possible to define inclusion and can we use it to implement change?

Contact

Dr Kalwant Bhopal
Southampton Education School
University of Southampton
Building 32
Southampton
SO17 1BJ
United Kingdom

Room Number: 32/2045

Telephone: (023) 8059 3474
Email: K.Bhopal@soton.ac.uk