Professor Mary Darmanin, Faculty of Education, University of Malta
Mary Darmanin studied at the Universities of Malta, Essex and Wales, College of Cardiff. She was the recipient of an Association of Commonwealth Universities Academic Staff Scholarship for three years. Her doctoral research was the first ethnographic study of Maltese schools. Professor Darmanin has moved from research on state theory and ideologies of nationalism, teacher trade unionism and interest group formation in policy making, to research on the life-history of policy makers. She has also had a long standing interest in gender issues in education and on women in the labour market. Recently she contributed a chapter on the Catholic schooling and the changing role of women to the first International Handbook of Catholic Education (Grace and O’Keefe, eds. 2007). Other interests include the impact of transnational companies and supranational states on education policy. Her research has been published in a number of international journals as well as in edited collections. Professor Darmanin has been on the editorial board of the journals, International Journal of Inclusive Education and The Mediterranean Journal of Educational Studies and is currently a member of the editorial board of International Studies of Sociology of Education and the online Journal of Maltese Education Research.
Professor Darmanin is currently a Marie Curie Fellow with the UCD Egalitarian World Initiative (EWI) Transfer of Knowledge programme and is located in the Equality Studies Centre, UCD School of Social Justice. She is coordinator of the Critical Approaches in Qualitative Methodologies module.