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Dr. Constantino Dumangane Jr.

CDJr.pngJob Title:      Research Associate

Institution:   Cardiff University


Telephone:   +44 (0)2920 870977 

Role: Research Associate


I am a WISERD Education Researcher based at Cardiff University. The ESRC funded my Masters and PhD at Cardiff University’s School of Social Sciences. My PhD explored the experiences of British African Caribbean men who attended elite universities in England and Wales.

I also hold a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from American University, Washington, DC, a Dual BA in Communications and Political Science with a minor in Public Administration from the State University of New York at Binghamton.

Before joining WISERD, from 2014 - 2016 I worked as the Research Associate for the Global Access Post-Secondary Education Project (GAPS) for the University of Newcastle Australia and Pearson UK, PLC. Our research explored issues of access, inequity and mobility within tertiary education globally. Before that I served as a development, training and funding officer for two Third sector organisations in Cardiff where I was successful in raising over £800,000 in grant funding.

Prior to living in the United Kingdom, I worked as a Consultant for the United States Federal Government where I gained seven years of experience with the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Education and the Department of Justice.

In addition to my research responsibilities I am also a Freelance Consultant, who delivers trainings to public and private organisations on issues ranging from Equalities law and the 2010 Equality Act to Trustee Roles and Responsibilities.

Research Interests

  • ‘Race’, ethnicity, class, gender, diversity, migration and pedagogy in secondary and higher education
  • Critical Race Theory, discrimination, microaggressions and misrecognitions
  • Access, equity and widening participation in education
  • Internationalisation and Globalisation of Education
  • Young people’s body image perspectives
  • Young people’s involvement, social networks and contributions to civil society

Current Research

I am currently conducting research on a longitudinal study of secondary students in schools across Wales for the WISERD Education project.


I have delivered lectures and seminars for the following courses:

  • Education and Society
  • Introduction to Quantitative and Qualitative methods
  • Offending and Victimisation and Crime
  • Education, Diversity and Criminal Justice

Publications in process:

Dumangane, C. (2015). Review of Evidence of Inequalities in Health and Inequalities in Access to Health Services in Wales and the UK for Black and Minority Ethnic Groups, Asylum Seekers and Refugees, and Gypsy and Traveller Communities.  Merthyr Tydfil: Welsh Government, Knowledge and Analytical Services Finance and Corporate Services.

Atherton, G., Dumangane, C., and Whitty, G. (2016). Charting Equity in Higher Education: Drawing the Global Access Map. London: Pearson, Plc.

Dumangane, C. (2017). Faith: A capital influencing some UK Black men’s educational aspirations at elite Higher Education Institutions.British Educational Research Journal (under review).



Latest News
Young People and Brexit

22nd March 2017

WISERD has recently been awarded ESRC funding to carry out a new interdisciplinary study into how young people in the UK feel about, and are responding to, the most significant policy issue of this Parliament: the UK’s exit from the European Union.


Poverty and Food Banks in Wales

16th March 2017

Poverty and the rise of food banks in Wales were the focus of research shared at WISERD’s latest civil society seminar, held at Cardiff last night. PhD student, David Beck and Dr Hefin Gwilym from Bangor University’s School of Social Sciences presented findings from their research exploring the experience of food poverty in Wales.


Featured Events
26 April, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Aberystwyth University (room to be confirmed)

As part of the WISERD Centre for Welsh Politics and Society Seminar Series, Dr Taulant Guma from the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences at Aberystwyth University presents emerging findings from the WISERD/Civil Society project on ‘Migrants, Minorities and Engagement in Local Civil Society’.