David Menéndez Álvarez-Hevia
David has recently joined the Faculty of Teacher Training and Education at the University of Oviedo (Spain) as a lecturer in Education. He developed most of his academic career in the British Higher Education context. He has a Ph.D. in Education and a Master of Research in Education and Society awarded by the prestigious Education and Social Research Institute (ESRI), associated to the Manchester Metropolitan University. He previously graduated in Primary Education, Psychpedagogy and Pedagogy. David is executive member of the British Education Studies Association (BESA) and active member of different research groups from the Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Oviedo.
David has been involved in teaching, leading, and developing different Undergraduate and Master programmes in the area of education. He is interested in understanding educational issues from a theoretical and socio-political perspective, combining critical and philosophical lenses to approach education in its wider sense. His research covers a variety of topics contextualised in education, including emotions, social justice, the marketization of Higher Education and alternative provisions. Over the last few years, David has shown a special interest for understanding the relationship between education and democracy. He has published many articles and book chapters, presented his work in the most important Educational Research Conference and participated in different roles in Research projects.