Professor of Critical Race Studies, University of Birmingham

David is Professor of Critical Race Studies, editor-in-chief of the journal ‘Race Ethnicity and Education’, and Director of the Centre for Research in Race and Education (CRRE).

David’s research focuses on race inequalities in education, especially the role of racism as a changing and complex characteristic of the system. He has written 5 books and more than 140 refereed articles, chapters and reports that range from original studies in classrooms and with teachers, through national reviews of research evidence in the field, to analyses of the changing policy landscape internationally. He is closely associated with the approach known as ‘Critical Race Theory’ and, in 2012, received the Derrick Bell Legacy Award; the highest honor possible from the US-based Critical Race Studies in Education Association (CRSEA).