Position

Lecturer
College of Education, Psychology and Social Work

Biography

Grant has been an academic worker at Flinders University since 1991.

Qualifications

PhD (UniSA)

Teaching interests

Critical Pedagogy

Topic Coordinator:

  • EDUC9608  Globalisation, Development and Education
  • EDUC9761  Approaches to Research
  • EDUC9764  Methods in Ethnography

Research expertise

  • Educational change
  • Philosophy
  • Sociology

Research interests

Academic work in neoliberal times

Supervisory interests

  • Marxism
  • Philosophy of education
  • Qualitative research methodology
  • Sociology of education

RHD research supervision

Current

Principal supervisor : Political Economy of Chinese Higher Education (1) ; Academic Activism and Neoliberalism (1) ; Neoliberalism and Higher Education (1) ; Ethnography and Critical Realism (1) ;

Completion

Principal supervisor : Critical Realism and Higher Education Pedagogy (1) ;

Associate supervisor : Critical Pedagogy (1) ;

Publications

  • Mackey-Smith, K.A. and Banfield, G. (2018). 'Changing worlds’ through intentional dialogic engagments. In Johnston, K. & Taylor, M., ed. The Handbook of Communication Engagement. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 397-407.
  • Banfield, G. (2016). Marxism, Critical Realism and Education. In Michael A. Peters, ed. Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory Springer. London, United Kingdom: Springer, pp. 1-5.
    [10.1007/978-981-287-532-7_227-1]
  • Malott, C., Hill, D. and Banfield, G. (2013). Immiseration Capitalism. In D Hill, ed. Immiseration Capitalism and Education: Austerity, Resistance and Revolt. Brighton, UK: Institute for Education Policy Studies, pp. 3-17.
  • Hill, D., Templer, B., Sotoris, P., Banfield, G. and Agostinone-Wilsom, F. (2013). Conclusion: Capitalism, Resistance and What is to be Done? In Hill, D., ed. Immiseration Capitalism and Education: Austerity, Resistance and Revolt. Brighton, UK: Institute for Education Policy Studies, pp. 301-319.
  • Banfield, G. (2010). Marxism, critical realism and class: Implications for a socialist pedagogy. In D. Kelsh, D. Hill, S Mcrine, ed. Class in Education - Knowledge, pedagogy, subjectivity. New York, USA: Routledge, pp. 128-152.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Banfield, G. (2016). Critical Realism for Marxist Sociology of Education. London, United Kingdom: Routledge.
  • Banfield, G. (2015). Reclaiming History: Marx, Education and Class Struggle. In George Grollios, Anastasios (Tassos) Liambas, Periklis Pavlidis, ed. Proceedings of the IV International Conference on Critical Education “Critical Education in the Era of Crisis” Thessaloniki, Greece: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. IV International Conference on Critical Education “Critical Education in the Era of Crisis” Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Jun 2014, pp. 38-63.
  • Banfield, G. (2015). Reclaiming History: Marx, education and class struggle. In George Grollios, Anastasios (Tassos) Liambas, Periklis Pavlidis, ed. Critical Education in the Era of Crisis. IV International Conference on Critical Education. Greece, Thessaloniki. Jun 2014, pp. 38-63.
  • Banfield, G. (2014). The (Im)possibility of the Intellectual Worker Inside the Neoliberal University. International Colloquium Epistemologies of the South. Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal. Jul 2014.
  • Banfield, G. (2014). Neoliberalism and Education (Plenary Paper) Challenging Identities, Institutions and Communities, The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) National Conference, University of South Australia, Adelaide.
  • Fane, J.J., Schulz, S.J. and Banfield, G. (2013). Reimaging Teacher Health Education: Shifting student thinking from an individual to social view of health. In Presented as part of the symposium:Repositioning student teachers in teacher education. Adelaide: AARE Annual International Conference. Shaping Australian Educational Research. Adelaide. Dec 2013.
  • Maisuria, A., Blacker, D., Themelis, S., Canaan, J.E. and Banfield, G. (2013). Neoliberalised Higher Education: Emerging and Developing Prospects for Alternatives in Five Countries. 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Education Research Association. San Francisco, USA. Apr 2013.
  • Raduntz, H. and Banfield, G. (2012). Academic work in the neoliberal University: Labour process theory revisited. Australian Association for Research in Education 2012 International Conference. Sydney, Australia. Dec 2012.
  • Banfield, G. (2011). Low SES and Equity Groups: A Capacities Approach to Equity Work. Deakin University Admissions Conference March 2011. Melbourne, Australia. Mar 2011.
  • Banfield, G. (2011). Looking Back on VET through a Class History of the Worker Education Association in Australia. Australian Vocation Education and Training Research Association 14th Annual Conference. Melbourne, Australia. Apr 2011.
  • Banfield, G. (2011). Social class and higher education aspirations: Drawing on social realist contributions to understanding the structure-agency problematic. 2011 Australian Association for Research in Education International Research in Education Conference. Hobart, Australia. Nov 2011.
  • Banfield, G. (2010). Social Class, Social Justice and Education. Australian Association for Research in Education 2010 National Conference. Melbourne, Australia. Nov 2010.
  • Banfield, G. (2008). Towards an Emergentist Marxist Sociology of Education: Reconsidering the Problem of Structure and Agency. International Association for Critical Realism 2008 Annual International Conference. London, UK. Jul 2008.
  • Banfield, G. (2008). Critical Realist Impulses in Paul Willis' 'Learning to Labour' 2008 Critical Realism and Education Conference. London, UK. Jul 2008.
  • Murray-Harvey, P.N., Slee, P.T., Lawson, M.J., Silins, H., Banfield, G. and Russell, A. (2001). Under Stress: The Concerns and Coping Strategies of Teacher Education Students. In Ariav, T; Keinan, A; Zuzovsky, R, ed. The Ongoing Development of Teacher Education: Exchange of Ideas. Israel: The MOFET Institute. Third International Conference on Teacher Education, "Almost 2000: Crises and Challenges in Teacher Education " Tel Aviv, Israel. Jun 1999, pp. 317-342.
  • Banfield, G. (2014). Reclaiming History: Marx, Education and Class Struggle. International Journal of Educational Policies, 8(1) pp. 5-24.
    [Web Link]
  • Banfield, G. (2014). Review: A Critical Realist Perspective of Education. Journal of Critical Realism, 13(2) pp. 204-207.
  • Banfield, G. (2011). Looking for Marx: A Review of Marx and Education by Jean Anyon. Journal For Critical Education Policy Studies, 9(2) pp. 5-12.
    [Web Link]
  • Banfield, G. (2002). Che Guevara, Paulo Freire and the pedagogy of revolution. Journal of Education Policy, 17(1) pp. 145-146.
  • Banfield, G., Raduntz, H. and Alpesh, M. (2016). The (Im)possibility of the intellectual worker inside the neoliberal university. Educacao & Formacao, 1(3) pp. 3-19.
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Banfield, G. (2015). Marx and Education: working with the revolutionary educator. Journal For Critical Education Policy Studies, 13(3) pp. 8-28.
    [Scopus]
  • Banfield, G. (2014). Reclaiming History: Marx, Education and Class Struggle. International Journal of Educational Policies, 8(1) pp. 5-24.
  • Banfield, G. (2013). Marxist Sociology of Education and the Problem of Naturalism: An Historical Sketch. Cultural Logic, Special Issue pp. 211-234.
  • Malott, C., Hill, D. and Banfield, G. (2013). Neoliberalism, Immiseration Capitalism and the Historical Urgency of a Socialist Education. Journal For Critical Education Policy Studies, 11(4)
    [Web Link]
  • Banfield, G. (2009). Taking Wellbeing Seriously. Curriculum Perspectives, 29(3) pp. 69-72.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Banfield, G. and Cayago-Gicain, S. (2006). Qualitative approaches to educational evaluation: A regional conference-workshop. International Education Journal, 7(4) pp. 510-513.
    [Scopus]
  • Banfield, G. (2004). What's Really Wrong With Ethnography? International Education Journal, 4(4) pp. 53-63.
    [Scopus]
  • Banfield, G. (2003). Getting real about class: towards an emergent Marxist education. Journal For Critical Education Policy Studies, 1(2)
    [Web Link]
  • Murray-Harvey, R., Slee, P.T., Lawson, M.J., Silins, H., Banfield, G. and Russell, A. (2000). Under Stress: the concerns and coping strategies of teacher education students. European Journal of Teacher Education, 23(1) pp. 19-35.
    [10.1080/713667267]
  • Banfield, G. (2000). Schooling and the Spirit of Enterprise: Producing the Power to Labour. Education and Social Justice, 3 pp. 23-27.
  • Banfield, G. (1999). Ideological Work - Health Education at Hillside High. Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, 28(2) pp. 138-164.
    [Scopus]
  • Banfield, G. (2016). Critical Realism for Marxist Sociology of Education. London, United Kingdom: Routledge.
  • Mackey-Smith, K.A. and Banfield, G. (2018). 'Changing worlds’ through intentional dialogic engagments. In Johnston, K. & Taylor, M., ed. The Handbook of Communication Engagement. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 397-407.
  • Banfield, G. (2016). Marxism, Critical Realism and Education. In Michael A. Peters, ed. Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory Springer. London, United Kingdom: Springer, pp. 1-5.
    [10.1007/978-981-287-532-7_227-1]
  • Hill, D., Templer, B., Sotoris, P., Banfield, G. and Agostinone-Wilsom, F. (2013). Conclusion: Capitalism, Resistance and What is to be Done? In Hill, D., ed. Immiseration Capitalism and Education: Austerity, Resistance and Revolt. Brighton, UK: Institute for Education Policy Studies, pp. 301-319.
  • Malott, C., Hill, D. and Banfield, G. (2013). Immiseration Capitalism. In D Hill, ed. Immiseration Capitalism and Education: Austerity, Resistance and Revolt. Brighton, UK: Institute for Education Policy Studies, pp. 3-17.
  • Banfield, G. (2010). Marxism, critical realism and class: Implications for a socialist pedagogy. In D. Kelsh, D. Hill, S Mcrine, ed. Class in Education - Knowledge, pedagogy, subjectivity. New York, USA: Routledge, pp. 128-152.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Banfield, G., Raduntz, H. and Alpesh, M. (2016). The (Im)possibility of the intellectual worker inside the neoliberal university. Educacao & Formacao, 1(3) pp. 3-19.
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Banfield, G. (2015). Marx and Education: working with the revolutionary educator. Journal For Critical Education Policy Studies, 13(3) pp. 8-28.
    [Scopus]
  • Banfield, G. (2014). Reclaiming History: Marx, Education and Class Struggle. International Journal of Educational Policies, 8(1) pp. 5-24.
  • Malott, C., Hill, D. and Banfield, G. (2013). Neoliberalism, Immiseration Capitalism and the Historical Urgency of a Socialist Education. Journal For Critical Education Policy Studies, 11(4)
    [Web Link]

Professional and community engagement

Grant has run Capital (Marx's work on Political Economy) reading groups in Adelaide with academics and non-academics for more than 12 years. He offers his educational expertise to local activist groups and campaigns for social justice.

Expertise for media contact

Subject Titles

  • Sociology

Interests

  • Education and Social Change

Contact

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