Dr Gabriel specializes in mixed methods and qualitative-interpretative research using critical, transformative and emancipatory paradigms, heavily informed by Black feminism and critical race theory. She employs a range of innovative research methods including critical ethnography, autoethnography, virtual ethnography, cyberethnography, experiential learning, conversational learning and participatory witnessing, alongside traditional methods such as focus groups, interviews and case studies.
Dr Gabriel developed the Ivory Tower Project on race and gendered experiences in academia leading two research teams on the edited volumes: ‘Inside the Ivory Tower’ (2017) and ‘Transforming the Ivory Tower’ (2020). LEARN MORE
Completed Doctoral Students
Kimberley McFarland (EdD) 2017-2021 (Passed June 21): ‘Experiential E-learning for Engagement, Belonging and Social Change: A Study on the Use of Social Justice Pedagogy in Entrepreneurial Business Literacy for High School Students in Mexico’.
Current Doctoral Students
Melodie Holliday (PhD) 2021-date. ‘Black Anarchy and Resistance in Music and Performance: Contextualising British Punk Through the Lens of Race and Gender’.
Ganiyat Oluwabukola Tijani-Adele PhD Viva ‘Women in Nigerian News Media: Status, Experiences, Structures’, De Montfort University, Jan 2019
Rupert Cope. MRes Examination ‘Watching the Wind Blow By: A Theoretical Framework for Improving Energy Justice in the UK’, Bournemouth University, March 2019
Kimberley McFarland. Transfer viva (MRes to EdD). ‘Experiential E-learning for Engagement, Belonging and Social Change: A Study on the Use of Social Justice Pedagogy in Entrepreneurial Business Literacy for High School Students in Mexico’, Bournemouth University, Sep 2017.
Peer Review & Editorials
Guest Editor, Gender and Education (2021)
Peer Reviewer, Bloomsbury Publishing (2020-date)
Peer Reviewer, Sage Publications (2020-date)
Peer Reviewer, Journal of Decolonising Disciplines (2019-date)
Peer Reviewer, Critical Studies in Television (2018-date)
Editorial Board, Int’l Journal of Crisis Communication (2017-18)
Editorial Board, Int’l Race & Education Book Series, Michigan State University Press (2016-2020)
Peer Reviewer Routledge (2014-date)
Winner of the James Thomas Memorial Prize for Best Postgraduate Paper at the Political Studies Association Media & Politics Group Annual Conference (2013)