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Joseph Maslen

Dr Joseph Maslen

Education Studies
0151 291 3948

Teaching and Learning
Joseph began teaching in UK higher education in 2004/5, and is one of the more experienced lecturers in the Education Studies department. He is Faculty Senior Academic Advisor, and 'Key Practitioner' responsible for innovation in research-led teaching within the Faculty. Joseph has senior responsibility as director of all research methods lectures and tutorials within the major. At the University level, he is co-Director of Hope's Research-Informed Teaching Community of Practice.

'incredible tutor ... made me enjoy history again' - third year dissertation student, 2017

Joseph's primary teaching interests are:

  • attitudes to the education of women and girls [see Research Article]
  • the rise and revival of grammar schools [see Expert Comment]
  • widening participation and social mobility
  • the past and future of educational technologies [see Expert Comment]
  • the evolution of 'research-informed teaching' in HE

The major theme of Joseph's research has always been class and social movements since the 1960s. This emerged during his AHRC-funded MA and PhD in History at the University of Manchester on the life-stories of British communists, and continued in a range of journal articles and book chapters between 2010 and 2014. Since taking up his appointment in the Education Faculty at Hope, Joseph is now pursuing these themes via critical discourse analysis of UK education policy, as Chair of the Citizenship, Identity and Social Justice Programme within Hope's Centre for Education Policy Analysis.

Selected Publications

2017. In preparation. International Review of Qualitative Research.

2017. Under review. Journal of Education Policy.

2017. The Working Class Girl of the 1970s: Reconstructing the Theoretical Field of Carolyn Steedman's The Tidy House, History of Education, 46(1), 94–107.

2014. Social Movements in British History: The Invention of a Rebel Tradition?, Social Movement Studies, 13(4), 514–518.

2013. Autobiographies of a Generation? Carolyn Steedman, Luisa Passerini and the Memory of 1968, Memory Studies, 6(1), 23–36.

2012. Questioning the Cultural Memory of the 1960s: Communist Narratives in Contemporary British History. In Elisabeth Boesen et al eds, Peripheral Memories: Public and Private Forms of Experiencing and Narrating the Past. New York: Columbia University Press, 203–218.

2010. History and the "Processing" of Class in Social Theory, Current Perspectives in Social Theory, 27, 101–121.

2010. The Personal Politics of Raphael Samuel, Biography, 33(1), 209–221.

2009. Big Punning, Large Troping and Huge Riddling: Why and How Macbeth and Other Narrative Texts are Important and How to Deal with Them, Sociological Research Online, 14(5).

2007. Book editor. Authentic Artifice: Cultures of the Real, edited with Shelley Deasey, Nicola Smith, Chris Forrest, and Emmeline Taylor. Salford: European Studies Research Institute, University of Salford.

2006. Book editor. Perspectives on Conflict, edited with Caroline Baker, Edward Granter, Rebecca Guy, Katherine Harrison, and Armin Krishnan. Salford: European Studies Research Institute, University of Salford.


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