Cluster for Education Research on Identities and Inequalities (CERII)

CERII is the home of education research at ARU. We are committed to developing research on education, identities and inequalities which contributes to knowledge formation and makes a difference to people’s lives and society at large.

Our activities are consistently underpinned by a dual concern for inclusion and excellence, yet are also diverse in terms of epistemological, theoretical and empirical foci. The cluster brings together our expertise in a range of topics related to identities and inequalities in education, including: gender, sexuality and care in education; sustainability in education; early childhood; arts, education and inclusion; critical pedagogies in education; and race, ethnicity and migration in education.

The aims of CERII are to

  • Foster the development of critical, novel and rigorous research in the field of education, identities and inequalities
  • Promote a research environment for staff, research students and partners which is intellectually vibrant and socially inclusive and encourages the development of research-led teaching
  • Critically and collaboratively engage with policies, practices and knowledge formation processes to generate social change through our programme of dissemination and impact activities.

For more information, contact Prof Marie-Pierre Moreau at

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