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Research Profile

Mr Constantino Dumangane 


Position:PhD Student
School:Social Sciences

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Sociology, (Education Pathway) Cardiff University (+3 ESRC funded): 2011-present
  • MSc Social Science Research Methods, Cardiff University: 2010-2011. Distinction received for dissertation entitled ‘What’s Occurrin’ wit’ d’em Black Boyz in School?’ The dissertation explored African Caribbean males’ memories of their experiences in secondary schools in South Wales.
  • Doctorate of Law, American University Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C., 1992.
  • BA (Dual Degree) in English Literature and Rhetoric and Political Science, State University of New York at Binghamton, 1989
  • Minor Certificate: Public Policy and Administration, State University of New York at Binghamton, 1989

Biography

My professional background in the United States included eight years of consultancy experience providing advice, guidance, marketing and managing strategies to various Federal government agencies including: Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Education and the Department of Justice and their grantees and targeted audiences. My responsibilities included:

  • Development and Strategic Planning of new products and research tools for government agencies
  • Marketing new programs, practices, and polices via the web, print, radio, and TV
  • Training and technical assistance to ‘hard to reach’, socially excluded and ethnic minority grant seekers
  • Advice, training and support on funding acquisition

Upon relocation to Cardiff I spent my first 3.5 years working in community development and as a fundraising manager providing advice, guidance and support (specialist and general) to the third sector. Since September of 2010 I have been a 1+3 Masters/PhD student in the School of Social Sciences (Education Pathway) which is funded by the Economic Social Research Council (ESRC).

Research Interests

  • Race, Ethnicity, Gender and Masculinities
  • Identity
  • Narrative Analysis
  • Resilience
  • Ethnicity and Crime

PhD Topic / Area

Provisional Ph.D. Title: ‘Experiences of British African Caribbean Males Studying at Prominent Higher Education Institutions in the UK’.

The PhD involves a longitudinal study that will examine British African Caribbean males in their final year of undergraduate study at leading UK universities to explore how it feels to attend a predominantly white university. The students will be revisited one year later to explore their employability prospects and experiences. The research will use qualitative semi-structured interviews with students and where possible with African Caribbean faculty members at these Higher Education Institutions.

Supervisors

Prof David James

Dr Katy Greenland