Geetha is a sociologist, feminist and teacher activist whose research and teaching interests focus on social inequalities within public education systems. She has extensive professional experience in the field of primary education, both in classroom practice and in senior management, and in 2016 published a study for the Scottish Parliament, ‘Closing the Attainment Gap’, on educational achievement and equity. As a practitioner-researcher, she believes there is an urgent need for teachers to employ education methods that effect justice-oriented social change and culturally sensitive pedagogy. Her book Gypsy and Traveller Girls: Silence, Agency and Power (2019) critically explores and documents the racialised and gendered experiences of Gypsy and Traveller girls in Scotland, within public spaces of school and private spaces of home. As a South Asian and advocate of black feminist thought and methodology, Geetha’s work also explores research into the multiple identities and experiences of young people and women on the margins from a postcolonial perspective.
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