Amanda Arbouin

Amanda Arbouin

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

Staff Group(s)
Undergraduate and Professional Education

Role

Dr Amanda Arbouin is a Senior Lecturer in Education Studies within the Nottingham Institute of Education.

She teaches on a number of undergraduate modules on the Single and Joint Honours in Education Studies, including Sociological Explorations of Education and Education and Social Policy.  She is Module Leader for the Year 1 module, Sociological Explorations of Education and the Year 2 module, Class Practices in Education.

Dr Arbouin also supervises undergraduate students in pastoral modules, research modules and on placements.

Career overview

Before joining Nottingham Trent University in September 2014, Dr Arbouin taught on undergraduate modules relating to the Sociology of Education at the University of Derby and the University of Warwick.  Prior to that, she gained a number of years of experience teaching Information Technology in college and industry.  This included teaching research software and applications software to adults from a range of academic and non-academic backgrounds.  In addition to this, she has undertaken Project Management, Research and Consultancy for organisations including Jamaica National Children’s Home and University of Nottingham.

Research areas

Dr Arbouin is a member of the Social Justice Research Cluster in the Nottingham Institute of Education.  Her PhD research was undertaken in the Sociology Department at the University of Warwick and drew upon sociological theories in order to examine the educational journeys and career outcomes of a group of British Graduates of African Caribbean parentage.  She has undertaken research for the University of Nottingham, for Telia (UK) Limited and on a consultancy basis for Richards and Associates.  Her current research interests include:

  • Sociology of Education encompassing the structuring effects of ‘race’/ ethnicity, social class and gender
  • Social justice and the conditions that facilitate educational ‘success’ and inclusion
  • Social science research methodology including qualitative and quantitative approaches and techniques

Opportunities to carry out postgraduate research towards an MPhil/ PhD exist and Dr Arbouin is happy to take enquiries from research students wishing to explore research in and around her areas of interest. Further information regarding research degrees can be obtained from the NTU Graduate School.

External activity

Dr Arbouin is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Sponsors and collaborators

Dr Arbouin is eager to undertake collaborative research and is happy to discuss opportunities for collaboration within her specialism including:

  • Sociology of Education encompassing the structuring effects of ‘race’/ ethnicity, social class and gender
  • Social justice and the conditions that facilitate educational ‘success’ and inclusion
  • Social science research methodology including qualitative and quantitative approaches and technique

She is also pursuing opportunities for collaborative international research with a particular focus on the black and minoritized students in the UK, the Caribbean and the USA.

Publications

Arbouin, A (2018). Black British Graduates: Untold Stories. Institute of Education, University of London. Forthcoming January 2018.

Arbouin, A, 2017. Black British Male University Graduates. Paper presented at International Colloquium on Black Men in Education, Toronto, Canada, 3-6 October 2017.

Arbouin, A, 2017. Racism in Education. Paper presented at Women Against Racism, Nottingham Contemporary, 30 September 2017.

Arbouin, A, 2017. Black Women and Precariatisation: The educational trajectories of British African Caribbean graduates. Paper presented at The Precariatisation of Women’s Lives in the UK, Sheffield Hallam University, 30 June 2017.

Arbouin, A, 2016. Black Women in Education: The intersection of race, class and gender. Paper presented at Nottingham Community Voluntary Services, 19 November 2016.

Arbouin, A, 2016. Education.  Paper presented at Reimagining the Disciplines: Black Scholars in Critical Dialogue, Birkbeck, University of London, 13 September 2016.

Arbouin, A, 2016. Learning to Achieve: An intersectional analysis of black higher education experiences.  Paper presented at the Reframing Intersectionality in Critical Race Theory conference, Birmingham City University, 14-17 June 2016.

Arbouin, A, 2013. Intersectionality: Understanding the Experiences of British African Caribbean Women in Higher Education.  Paper presented at the Troubling Gender: The Question of Multiple Identities Conference, University of Sheffield, May 2013.

Arbouin, A, 2009. British African Caribbean Graduates: Narratives of educational journeys and career outcomes. University of Warwick, Coventry: Unpublished PhD Thesis. [Online] available: http://wrap.warwick.ac.uk/2766/

Arbouin, A, 1999. Book Review of Modood, T & Acland, T, 1998.  Race and Higher Education.  London:  PSI. Journal of Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning, August 1999.

Arbouin, A, Levine, K & Wagstaff, J, 1999. The Library Skills and Training Audit, January 1999.  Survey Unit, University of Nottingham.

Arbouin, A, Levine, K & Wagstaff, J, 1999. The National Pre-Registration House Officer Survey 1999.  Survey Unit, University of Nottingham.

Survey Unit, September 1999. Part-time Postgraduate Research Students:  Training and Development Needs.  University of Nottingham.

Arbouin, A, Levine, K & Wagstaff, J, 1999. Student Evaluation of Teaching Survey, May 1999. Survey Unit, University of Nottingham.

Arbouin, A, Levine, K & Wagstaff, J, 1999. Central Campus Development Survey, April 1999. Survey Unit, University of Nottingham.

Individual Student Record User Support Manual, 1998/99.  Further Education Funding Council, April 1998.

Arbouin, A, Levine, K & Wagstaff, J, 1998. The National Pre-Registration House Officer Survey 1998.  Survey Unit, University of Nottingham.

Arbouin, A, Levine, K & Wagstaff, J, 1999. Final Year Undergraduate Omnibus Survey 1997/98. Survey Unit, University of Nottingham.

Arbouin, A, Levine, K & Wagstaff, J, 1999. Postgraduate Omnibus Survey 1997/98.  Survey Unit, University of Nottingham.

Richards, R & Arbouin, A, 1998. Sheffield Black Men’s Research into Relationships Conference Report.  Richards & Associates, October 1998.

Arbouin, A, Blackwell, D, Dean, D & Yeomans, T, 1996. How IT Can Create an Opportunity for SMEs to Exploit Effective Marketing Strategies. Paper presented at the Issues in IT Conference, Nottingham Business School, May 1996.

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Press expertise

Dr Arbouin can offer comment on issues relating to minoritized and British African Caribbean (ie British of African Caribbean ethnicity) experiences of compulsory education, post-compulsory education and careers.  She has a strong interest in ‘race’/ ethnicity, social class and gender in education, with a focus on social justice and inclusion.