Anna’s areas of research and teaching cluster around social justice and institutional prejudice (particularly on the basis of class, race, and homophobia, biphobia, or transphobia), youth voice and creative practice, inclusion, social policy and special educational needs. Having joined the Department in September 2008, she is now Admissions Tutor for the BA Education, Culture and Society, and teaches on three modules on the programme, as well as on the PGCE, MA and PhD programmes in the department.
Before working at Goldsmiths, Anna was a youth worker, and then took her first degree in law. She later studied at Mills College in Oakland, California for a PGCE equivalent in Secondary English and Humanities, and then another in working with pupils with Mild to Moderate Disabilities at St Mary’s College, Oakland. She is a qualified mediator and has initiated conflict resolution programmes in schools.
Anna has taught and written curriculum for children and young people with Asperger’s and Tourette’s Syndromes and those labelled as having ‘behaviour disorders’, students with mental health diagnoses, and young people who have been in the criminal justice system. Anna also worked in a multi-agency team within an urban local authority to support young people who had been permanently excluded from school back into mainstream education.
Anna is a trustee for Shaftsbury Young People’s Trust, and a member of the Department’s Centre for Identity and Social Justice.