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Alpesh Maisuria

Senior Lecturer in Education Studies, University of the West of England

Alpesh Maisuria is Associate Professor of Education Policy in Critical Education, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK. Through underlabouring Marxism with Critical Realist philosophy of science, which is largely terra incognita, his work examines the ideological and political drivers of policy decisions to critique the role and function of education in (re)producing forms of inequality.

Having completed PhD fieldwork in Sweden, taught about the Cuban model of education, and spoken at events across the world for many years, he has a comparative/international education interest. In these areas of Critical Education, he has an extensive publications record, and has been decorated for his efficacious teaching. Alpesh is the Joint Deputy Editor of Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies (JCEPS) and is an organiser of the International Conferences on Critical Education (ICCE).

He is the co-convenor Marxism and Education: Renewing Dialogues (MERD), which is a long-standing seminar series (see the Facebook group). In 2022 Brill published the Encyclopedia of Marxism and Education that Alpesh edited. The weighty book features 40 chapters written by authors from across the world, it is the first of its kind.


  • 2014–present
    Senior Lecturer, University of East London
  • –present
    Editorial board of academic journal, Educational Theory, University of Illinois
  • –present
    Deputy Chief Editor , Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies (JCEPS)
  • –present
    International Advisory Board Member , International Conference on Critical Education (ICCE)