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Researcher, WISERD, Cardiff University

My primary research interests are as follows: Welsh devolution and the political economy of Wales; The political thought of Antonio Gramsci; Ethnography and ethnographic methods; Pierre Bourdieu and everyday class analysis; Welsh national identity and everyday ethnicity; the Welsh language in Wales; Place, belonging and the role of material culture; Marxist and other critical perspectives on education.

Outside my work on Welsh early years education, I am presently continuing to explore the themes which arose in my PhD, namely the work of Gramsci and in particular his concept of passive revolution and its relevance to Wales and the UK. In addition to this I am keen to further explore Bourdieu’s work on distinction and how this concept can help us understand local place and regional identity.


  • –present
    Sociological Researcher, Welsh Education and Sociology, Cardiff University


  • 2014 
    Bangor University, PhD, Sociology