Dr Simon Warren

B.Ed., Ph.D

Contact Details

Lecturer Bar/College Lecturer
CELT
NUI Galway

E: SIMON.WARREN@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Dr Simon Warren arrived in academia after sojourning in community and adult education, and community arts for a number of years, as well training to be a teacher.  Simon took of post at NUI Galway in January 2014 following work in various universities including University of Sheffield, Birmingham University, South Bank University, Institute of Education (University of London), and Warwick University.  Simon’s research has focused on the interrelationship between education policy and identity formation, particularly that of professionals.  Simon’s current research focuses on two areas.  He is inquiring into the materiality of learning in higher education that draws on a combination of practice theory and posthuman philosophy to examine the human-non-human relationship in learning and teaching.  Simon is also engaged in his Broken Academic project that uses autoethnography to examine the relationship between academic wellbeing and neoliberal reform in higher education.  Here Simon is particularly interested in the way narrative and autoethnographic inquiry can work as forms of ‘care of the self’.  This project is moving towards follow-on work that curates academics’ autoethnographic accounts of living in the neoliberal university.

Research Interests

My research addresses three areas of concern:

  • Academic identity - the formation of academic identities, and how academics and students manage their identities.
  • Examination of 'academic wellbeing' and its relation to the intensification of academic labour and increase in precarious employment
  • Post-human approaches to teaching and learning, examining the role of artefacts (machines, algorithms, natural phenomena) in mediating teaching and learning processes.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2016) 'The trouble of ‘living with others’: Language, community and the politics of belonging'
Warren, Simon (2016) 'The trouble of ‘living with others’: Language, community and the politics of belonging'. Journal of Policy Futures in Education, 14 (4):452-465 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'A Careful Approach to digital Scholarship'
Laura Gogia; Simon Warren (2015) 'A Careful Approach to digital Scholarship'. Hybrid Pedagogy, [Details]
(2012) 'The making of Irish-speaking Ireland: The cultural politics of belonging, diversity and power'
Warren, Simon (2012) 'The making of Irish-speaking Ireland: The cultural politics of belonging, diversity and power'. Ethnicities, 12 (3):317-334 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2011) 'Trust Schools and the Politics of Persuasion and the Mobilisation of Interest'
Warren, S., Webb, D., Franklin, A., & Bowers-Brown, J. (2011) 'Trust Schools and the Politics of Persuasion and the Mobilisation of Interest'. Journal Of Education Policy, 26 (6):839-853 [DOI] [Details]
(2007) 'Migration, race and education: evidence-based policy or institutional racism?'
Warren, S. (2007) 'Migration, race and education: evidence-based policy or institutional racism?'. Race Ethnicity And Education, 10 (4):367-385 [DOI] [Details]
(2007) 'Challenging lifelong learning policy discourse: Where is structure in agency in narrative-based research?'
Warren, S.; Webb, S. (2007) 'Challenging lifelong learning policy discourse: Where is structure in agency in narrative-based research?'. Studies In The Education Of Adults, 39 (1):5-21 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2006) 'Good boys are problems too!'
Warren, s. (2006) 'Good boys are problems too!'. Pedagogy, Culture & Society, 11 (2):201-213 [Details]
(2006) 'Emergent Family Support Practices in a Context of Policy Churn: An Example from the Children’s Fund'
Warren, S.; Apostolov, A.; Broughton, K.; Evans, R.; McNab, N.; Smith, Smith. (2006) 'Emergent Family Support Practices in a Context of Policy Churn: An Example from the Children’s Fund'. Child Care In Practice, 12 (4):331-346 [DOI] [Details]
(2005) 'Resilience and refusal: African- Caribbean young men’s agency, school exclusions, and school-based mentoring programmes'
Warren, s. (2005) 'Resilience and refusal: African- Caribbean young men’s agency, school exclusions, and school-based mentoring programmes'. Race Ethnicity And Education, 8 (3):243-259 [DOI] [Details]
(2003) 'Is That an Action Man in There? Masculinity as an Imaginative Act of Self-creation'
Warren, S. (2003) 'Is That an Action Man in There? Masculinity as an Imaginative Act of Self-creation'. Discourse - Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 24 (1):3-18 [DOI] [Details]
(2003) 'Family Resources and Community Social Capital as Routes to Valued Employment in the UK?'
Bruegel, I; Warren, S. (2003) 'Family Resources and Community Social Capital as Routes to Valued Employment in the UK?'. Social Policy And Society, 2 (4):319-328 [DOI] [Details]
(2001) 'This won't take long…: interviewing, ethics and diversity''
Warren, s.; Vincent, C. (2001) 'This won't take long…: interviewing, ethics and diversity''. International Journal Of Qualitative Studies In Education, 14 (1):39-53 [DOI] [Details]
(1998) 'Becoming a ‘Better’ Parent? Motherhood, Education and Transition'
Vincent, C; Warren, S. (1998) 'Becoming a ‘Better’ Parent? Motherhood, Education and Transition'. British Journal Of Sociology Of Education, 19 (2):177-193 [DOI] [Details]
(1997) 'A ‘different kind’ of professional? Case Studies of the work of parent-centred organisations'
Vincent, C. Warren, S. (1997) 'A ‘different kind’ of professional? Case Studies of the work of parent-centred organisations'. International Journal Of Inclusive Education, 1 (2):143-162 [DOI] [Details]

Books

  Year Publication
(2002) Education in Deprived Areas: Outcomes, inputs and processes.
Power, S., Warren, S., Gillborn, D., Clark, A., Thomas, S., Coate, K. (2002) Education in Deprived Areas: Outcomes, inputs and processes. London: Institute of Education. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2015) 'Writing of the Heart: Auto-ethnographic Writing as Subversive Story Telling - A Song of Pain and Liberation'
Warren, Simon (2015) 'Writing of the Heart: Auto-ethnographic Writing as Subversive Story Telling - A Song of Pain and Liberation' In: Identity-work in the Contemporary University: Exploring an Uneasy Profession. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers. [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Private Sentiment and Public Issues - Irish Medium Education and Complex Linguistic and Political Identifi cation'
Warren, S. (2012) 'Private Sentiment and Public Issues - Irish Medium Education and Complex Linguistic and Political Identifi cation' In: Transnational Spaces and Regional Localization Social Networks, Border Regions and Local-Global Relations. Munster, Germany: Waxman. [Details]
(2009) '‘Who is the ‘responsible learner’? Viewing learning careers through social narratives and recursive methodology’'
Webb, S., Warren, S. (2009) '‘Who is the ‘responsible learner’? Viewing learning careers through social narratives and recursive methodology’' In: Researching Transitions in Lifelong Learning. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2009) 'Accounting for structure in agency: recursive methodology, social narratives and habitus'
Warren, S., Webb, S (2009) 'Accounting for structure in agency: recursive methodology, social narratives and habitus' In: Learning to Change? The Role of Identity and Learning Careers in Adult Education. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang. [Details]
(2006) 'Integration of new migrants: education'
Warren, S. (2006) 'Integration of new migrants: education' In: Refugees and other new migrants: a review of the evidence on successful approaches to integration. Oxford: Centre on Migration, Policy and Society, University of Oxford. [Details]
(2002) 'Gender equity and reform for inclusive schooling'
Warren, S. (2002) 'Gender equity and reform for inclusive schooling' In: Developing Inclusive Schooling: Perspectives, Policies and Practices. London: Institute of Education. [Details]
(1999) 'Let's do it properly: inviting children to be researchers'
Warren, S. (1999) 'Let's do it properly: inviting children to be researchers' In: Researching Children’s Perspectives. Buckingham: Open University Press. [Details]
(1999) 'Class, Race and Collective Action'
Vincent, C., Warren, S. (1999) 'Class, Race and Collective Action' In: Gender, Policy and Educational Change Shifting Agendas in the UK and Europe. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2012) 'Súil Eile A Different Perspective on Migration, Language Acquisition, Belonging, and Multicultural Society'
Warren, S. (2012) 'Súil Eile A Different Perspective on Migration, Language Acquisition, Belonging, and Multicultural Society' In: Culture, Education, and Community Expressions of the Postcolonial Imagination. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
(2011) 'Against Cosmopolitanism? A theoretical exploration of the tensions between Irish-speaking Ireland and post-nationalist multicultural Ireland'
Warren, S. (2011) 'Against Cosmopolitanism? A theoretical exploration of the tensions between Irish-speaking Ireland and post-nationalist multicultural Ireland' In: Polish-Irish Encounters in the Old and New Europe. Frankfurt am Main:: Peter Lang. [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2003) Race Equality and Education in Birmingham.
Warren, S., Gillborn, S. (2003) Race Equality and Education in Birmingham. b:RAP, Birmingham. [Details]
(2000) Mainstream Public Sector Education Services in Deprived and Non-deprived Areas.
Power, S.; Warren, S.; Gillborn, D.; Thomas, S.; Coate, K. (2000) Mainstream Public Sector Education Services in Deprived and Non-deprived Areas. Institute of Education, University of London, London. [Details]

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Member /
Society for Research in Higher Education Member /