Dr Damian Breen

Job: Senior Lecturer in Sociology

School/department: School of Allied Health Sciences

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 207 8101

E: damian.breen@dmu.ac.uk

W: http://www.dmu.ac.uk


Personal profile

Principally I am a sociologist with an established research trajectory focusing on Critical Race Theory and Muslim communities in England and Wales. Currently, my research interests are focused on exploring the public positioning of mobilisations of Muslim interests in British and European settings.

Publications and outputs 

Breen, D. 2018: Critical Race Theory, Muslim Schools and Communities: Faith Schooling in an Islamophobic Britain? Palgrave-Macmillan

Meer, N. & Breen, D. 2018: 'Muslim schools in Britain: between mobilisation and incorporation', in: M. Abu Bakar (Ed.) Rethinking Madrasah education in a globalised world, Routledge-Falmer

Breen, D. 2016: ‘Critical Race Theory, policy rhetoric and outcomes: the case of Muslim schools in Britain, Race Ethnicity and Education, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13613324.2016.1248828

Breen, D. 2014: ‘British Muslim Schools: Institutional isomorphism and the transition from independent to voluntary-aided status’, In: R. Race (Ed.) 2013: Advancing ‘Race’ and Ethnicity within Education, Palgrave-Macmillan

Breen, D. 2013: ‘State-funded Muslim schools and the public sphere: Stakeholders and legitimacy in the UK context’, In: J. Miller, K. O'Grady, U. McKenna, Religion in Education: Innovation in international research, Routledge-Falmer

Breen, D. 2011: Book review of: ‘Faith in Education: A tribute to Terence McLaughlin’, International Journal of Lifelong Education, Vol. 30, No. 2, pp. 282-284

Breen, D. 2009: ‘A qualitative narrative of the transition from independent to voluntary aided status: a problem for the concept of the Muslim School', In: A. A. Veinguer, G. Dietz, D. Jozsa, and T. Knauth, Islam in Education in European Countries Pedagogical Concepts and Empirical Findings, Waxmann, pp.95-112

Breen, D. 2009: ‘Religious diversity, interethnic relations and the Catholic school: introducing the responsive approach to single faith schooling', British Journal of Religious Education, Vol. 31, No. 2 pp. 103-115

Breen, D. 2008: ‘Reflections on the positionality of the white, male non-Muslim researcher in Muslim primary schools: The realities of researching Muslim women', Papers of the Warwick SUMINER Group 4, July 2008, pp. 1928-115

Research interests/expertise

Primarily my research interests are in public policy and inequalities across ‘race’, ethnicity and religious identities

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