Dr Nadena Doharty SFHEA

BA (Hons), PGCE FE, MA, PhD

School of Education

Deputy MA Programme Director

Lecturer in Education, Culture and Childhood

Nadena Doherty
+44 114 222 8138

Full contact details

Dr Nadena Doharty SFHEA
School of Education
Edgar Allen House
241 Glossop Rd
S10 2GW
Research interests

Dr Nadena Doharty is a sociologist of education working in the School of Education at the University of Sheffield. Nadena read her undergraduate degree in Sociology and Politics and a postgraduate degree in International Relations at Goldsmith’s College, University of London.

After a PGCE specialising in Sociology and Politics, Nadena earned her PhD at the University of Keele. Nadena's areas of research include Sociology of Education, Black History, inequalities in education, racialised identities in schooling, Critical Race Theories, and critical/anti-racist pedagogies. 


Journal articles


  • Doharty N (2020) Black history and national policy in England: legitimising anti-Blackness, 1950s-present day In King L (Ed.), Perspective on Black History in Schools Information Age Publishing View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download

Book reviews

  • Doharty N (2019) Inside the Ivory Tower: Narratives of women of colour surviving and thriving in British academia (2017). Caribbean Review of Gender Studies(13), 223-230. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download


  • Doharty N (2019) Year after year, white teachers’ guilt stifles the fullness of Black History in our schools. RIS download Bibtex download
Teaching activities

Nadena is contributing to the BA and MA programmes, as well as to the EdD programme, and doctoral supervision. Nadena also has the responsibility of Deputy Programme Director of the MA.