Dr Sana Rizvi

School of Education

Dr Sana Rizvi is a Senior Lecturer in Education and Early Childhood Studies at Liverpool John Moores University. Her research centres on the educational experiences of minoritised communities at various intersections, exclusionary processes that affect minoritised communities, and the experiences of BIPoC staff and students within a UK HE context. She is passionate about teaching on the subjects of racial inequalities in education, critical perspectives on disability studies and inclusive education, and on qualitative methodologies. She has presented her research at several international and national conferences, and has also published research in the field of research methods, racial inequality and disability studies.

Degrees

University of Bristol, United Kingdom, PhD
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, MPhil Educational Research
University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, MA (Inclusive and Special Education Needs)

Academic appointments

Senior Lecturer in Education and Early Childhood Studies, Liverpool John Moores University, 2021 - present
Lecturer in Education, Graduate School of Education, University of Exeter, 2021 - 2021
Lecturer in Education, School of Education, De Montfort University, 2017 - 2019

Chapters

Rizvi S. 2023. Unruly’ Ethnic Minorities: Exclusion Through Policy Constructions. Done E, Knowler H. International Perspectives on Exclusionary Pressures in Education How Inclusion becomes Exclusion Palgrave Macmillan 9783031141126 DOI Publisher Url

Rizvi S, Knowler H. 2022. An introduction to inclusion, special educational needs and disability Learning to Teach in the Secondary School: A Companion to School Experience :278-290 9781032062280 DOI Publisher Url

Rizvi S, Knowler H. 2020. Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Hudson B, Leask M, Younie S. Education System Design Foundations, Policy Options and Consequences Routledge 9780429523311

Rizvi S, Caldera A. 2020. Solidarity Across, Solidarity Within, Equity for All Fowler T, Allan WS. Duoethnographic Encounters Opening Spaces for Difficult Dialogues in Times of Uncertainty :155-162 DIO Press 9781645040781

Rizvi S, Pulsford M. 2019. Becoming an inclusive educator: Developing your practice as a mainstream teacher of pupils with SEND Capel S, Lawrence J, Leask M, Younie S. Surviving and Thriving in the Secondary School The NQT's Essential Companion Routledge 9781351037136

Rizvi S. 2019. South Asian mothering in white spaces Motherhood in Contemporary International Perspective: Continuity and Change :77-89 9780367188436 DOI Publisher Url

Rizvi S, Limbrick P. 2015. Provision for children with SLD/PMLD from ethnic minority families The Routledge Companion to Severe, Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties :90-101 9780415709972

Editorial/letter to the editor

Rizvi S. 2022. Racially-just epistemologies and methodologies that disrupt whiteness International Journal of Research and Method in Education, 45 :225-231 DOI Publisher Url

Rizvi S. 2022. Racially-just epistemologies and methodologies that disrupt whiteness (part II) International Journal of Research and Method in Education, 45 :323-329 DOI Publisher Url

Books (authored)

Rizvi S. 2021. Undoing Whiteness in Disability Studies The Special Education System and British South Asian Mothers Palgrave Macmillan 978-3-030-79572-6 DOI Publisher Url

Journal article

Caldera A, Rizvi S, Calderon-Berumen F, Lugo M. 2020. When researching the "other" intersects with the self: Women of color intimate research Departures in Critical Qualitative Research, 9 :63-80 DOI Publisher Url

Rizvi S. 2019. Treading on eggshells: ‘doing’ feminism in educational research International Journal of Research and Method in Education, 42 :46-58 DOI Publisher Url

Rizvi S. 2019. Using fiction to reveal truth: Challenges of using vignettes to understand participant experiences within qualitative research Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung, 20 DOI

Rizvi S. 2018. There's never going to be a perfect school that ticks every box: minority perspectives of inclusion and placement preferences Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 18 :59-69 DOI Publisher Url

Rizvi S. 2017. Exploring British Pakistani mothers’ perception of their child with disability: insights from a UK context Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 17 :87-97 DOI Publisher Url

Conference publication

Rizvi S. Making Sense of Internalised Racism in HE Spaces European Educational Research Association Conference 2023

Rizvi S, Richards M. I found my emotional ally: BIPoC Teacher Trainee Mentoring by BIPoC Mentors

Rizvi S. ‘I think there is something else going on here': Making sense of racism among racialised staff and students in HE British Education Research Association Conference 2023

Rizvi S. “The place of race, culture and class when British South Asian men groom White girls” National Women's Studies Association Conference

Rizvi S. Intersectionality: Researching Inclusively with Minority Families British Education Research Association Conference

Rizvi S. Mothering on the Margins: Raising Muslim Children Post-Obama 15th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry

Rizvi S. Challenges in Addressing Feminist Goals within Educational Research British Education Research Association Conference

Editorial boards:

International Journal of Disability and Social Justice, Editorial Board Member.

International Journal of Research & Method in Education, Editorial Board Member.

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