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Dr Constantino Dumangane Jr.

Dr Constantino Dumangane Jr.

Research Associate, WISERD

School of Social Sciences

+44 (0)29 2087 0977
46, Park Place

In January 2016 I completed an ESRC funded PhD which explored the narratives of British African Caribbean male graduates of elite UK Universities, supervised by Prof. David James and Dr. Katy Greenland.

Since November 2016 I have been a Research Associate with the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD) where I have designed surveys for the fifth sweep of WISERD Education’s large scale longitudinal cohort study. This study explores pupils’ attitudes and experiences towards education, schooling and their future aspirations. As a member of the WISERD Education team I am administering surveys with secondary pupils in schools in Mid, North and South Wales. In addition to the quantitative side of this study in an effort to augment the research findings my role also involves the collection and analysis of interview data from pupils and head teachers in these schools.

Prior to 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. This 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.

Education and Qualifications

  • 2016: PhD in Social Sciences, Cardiff University
  • 2012: MSc Social Science Research Methods, Cardiff University
  • 1992: JD Doctorate of Jurisprudence, American University, Washington College of Law
  • 1989: BA, Dual Degree, Communications and Political Science; Minor Public Policy, University of Binghamton, Harpur College of Arts and Sciences

Professional memberships

Member of the British Educational Research Association


Dumangane, C. (2017). The significance of faith for Black men's educational aspirations. British Educational Research Journal (accepted and forthcoming in 2017).

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

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

Website Content

Dumangane, C.S. 2017. Just how much of a problem is cyber-bullying in Wales? [Blog post].

Speaking engagements


  • 2016: Dumangane, C.S. Capitals and ‘worldviews’ identified by British African Caribbean men as significant to their HE success, British Sociology Association Bourdieu Study Group Inaugural Biennial Conference Annual Conference, University of Bristol.
  • 2016: Dumangane, C.S. Black Men's Experiences with Stereotypes, Misrecognitions, Microaggressions and 'Othering' at Elite UK Universities, SRHE/OFFA Conference.
  • 2015: Dumangane, C.S. Black Bodies, White Universities: Black Men’s Negotiations of their Habitus at Elite UK Universities and other counterstories, Journal of Youth Studies Conference, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • 2014: Dumangane, C.S. British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Exploring the Counter-narratives of the Few: Successful British African Caribbean men who have attended elite universities in England and Wales Institute of Education, London.
  • 2014: Dumangane, C.S. Experiences of British African Caribbean men who have attended elite universities in England and Wales, Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change, University of Manchester.

Undergraduate Teaching and Seminars

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


My research interests include:

  • ‘Race’, ethnicity, class, gender, diversity, migration and pedagogy in secondary and higher education
  • Faith and its effect on young people’s motivations and aspirations
  • Critical Race Theory, Counterstories, Performativity and Masculinity
  • Access, equity and widening participation in secondary and higher education
  • Internationalisation and Globalisation of Education
  • Young people’s body image perspectives
  • Young people’s involvement in social networks and contributions to civil society