Professor Penny Jane Burke of Roehampton University, London, and Professor Heidi Safia Mirza of Goldsmiths College, University of London, discuss transforming education, engaging differences and creating inclusive spaces with Professor Sue Jackson of Birkbeck, University of London. Professor Burke and Professor Mirza were Keynote Speakers at The European Conference on Education 2014 (ECE2014) in Brighton, UK.
Penny Jane Burke is Professor of Education at Roehampton University, London, where she is co-Founder and Director of the Paulo Freire Institute-UK (PFI-UK). As a sociologist of gender and education, she is particularly dedicated to the development of methodological and pedagogical frameworks that support critical and transformative levels of understanding of issues of access, equity and social justice in the field of higher education.
Heidi Safia Mirza is Professor of Race, Faith and Culture at Goldsmiths College, University of London. She is known for her pioneering research on race, gender and identity among black and Muslim young women in school and processes of racialisation in higher education. Her recent work explores current debates on multiculturalism and diversity in education, as well as cultural and religious difference, Islamophobia and gendered violence.