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Dr Martin Myers


Martin Myers


Martin Myers is a Lecturer in Education in the School of Education and Childhood Studies. He is a sociologist whose work has explored the lives and identities of marginalised communities. His research has focussed on Gypsy families, in particular their experiences of education and schooling, relations with non-Gypsy neighbours and understandings of mobility. He has published many articles and research reports about the educational experiences of Gypsies, elective home education and the experiences of ethnic minorities in rural settings. He has taught at the Universities of Greenwich and Chichester and worked as a researcher at the University of Southampton and Goldsmiths College. Prior to entering academia he was a senior policy advisor at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Martin is also a poet and his most recent collection was published by Pighog Press.

Research Interests

  • Gypsy identities with a focus on the family, education and relations with neighbours.
  • Home Education (Home Schooling).
  • Whiteness, ethnicity and identity.
  • Citizenship.
  • Mobility.
  • Post-punk music and the nation-state.

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