Ambreen Shahriar

Ambreen is a senior lecturer in Education at the School of Social Sciences and Professions.

Dr. Ambreen Shahriar is currently working as Senior Lecturer Education at London Metropolitan University. She has also worked at Goldsmiths, University of London, Anglia Ruskin University and University of Northampton. She was Associate Professor at University of Sindh, Pakistan.
Ambreen has done MA in Applied Linguistics and TESOL from the University of Leicester, PhD from
Goldsmiths, University of London.
Besides teaching, she is a keen researcher. She has published books, written book chapters and journal articles. She also supervises postgraduate and doctoral dissertations. Her areas of interests are language education, issues of culture and learner identity, multilingualism and multiculturalism.
Making sense of Education is a Level 4 core module, introducing the new BA students to education studies. It comprises critical understanding of ethnicity, race, gender, social class, multilingualism and inclusion with reference to education. The module also studies history of education in England and looks into the Theories of Learning besides other things. This module is undergraduate student's first step in the field of education.
Gender and Education is another very interesting optional module for Level 6 students. The module explores debates around gender and education through theoretical responses and empirical research to understand the issues of gender in education sector specifically and in society in general. It identifies key sociological and philosophical studies around gender and introduces students to the construction of gendered identities in the world of education.
Education, Sport and Health in Society offer an historical perspective on relationship between sports and education. The module further explores educational ideologies with reference to play/ sports. It critically evaluates the significance of sports in present day education and analyses current controversial dimensions in the area.
Selected Research Publications:
Shahriar, A., Lashari, A. (2023). Ethnography. In A. Parrish and G. Shaikh (Ed). A Quick Guide to
Research Methods for Dissertations in Education. Bloomsbury, London.
Shahriar, A. (2021). Stepping outside home culture: Stories of three women from rural Pakistan in
pursuit of identity. Asian Journal of Social Science. 16 (2), 61-67. Stepping outside home culture: Stories of three women from rural Pakistan in pursuit of identity - ScienceDirect
Shahriar, A. Bruen, T. (2019). Struggle for Empowerment: Higher Education Stories from East and
West. UCL IoE Press, London.
Shahriar, A. (2018). An ethnographic study of young people from poor rural Sindh, Pakistan. In J. Conteh (Ed.), Researching Education for Social Justice in Multilingual Settings: Ethnographic Principles in Qualitative Research. (pp. 79-96). Bloomsbury Publishing.
Shahriar, A. (2017). The Master Narrative Indoctrinating Patriotism: National Heroes in Pakistani
School Textbooks. In: J. Zajda, T. Tsyrlina-Spady, M. Lovorn, (Ed.) Globalisation and Historiography of National Leaders. Globalisation, Comparative Education and Policy Research, vol 18. (pp. 215-228). Springer, Dordrecht.
Shahriar, A., Syed, G. (Ed.). (2017). Student Culture and Identity in Higher Education. IGI Global.
Shahriar, A. (2017). Struggle for Inclusion: The Narratives of Religious Converts from Pakistan. In: A.
Pascal (Ed.), Multiculturalism and the Convergence of Faith and Practical Wisdom in Modern Society. (pp. 282-295). IGI Global.
Rind, I.A., Shahriar, A., Fatima, S. (2016). Rural-ethnic identities & students’ learning experiences in
English as Second Language programme in a public sector university of Pakistan. The Sindh University Journal of Education. 45 (1), 1-20.
Shahriar, A. (2015). Bourdieu’s Conceptual Triad: It can be applied to as distinct a context as Pakistan,
ARIEL. 28.
Shahriar, A. (2014). On returning to Pakistan after studying in the UK: The life stories of three
teachers. In: P. Breen (Ed.), Cases on teacher identity, diversity, and cognition in higher education. (pp. 171-191). IGI Global.
Shahriar, A., Baloch S., Bughio, F. (2014). Restraints on Language and Culture of Sindh: A historical
perspective. Grassroots. 48(1), 29-42.
Shahriar, A. (2013). How do some succeed against all odds? The International Journal of Learner
Diversity and Identities. 19 (3), 37-44.
Shahriar, A. (2011). Educational Success and Failure of Learners from Similar Socio-Cultural
Backgrounds: Two Life Story Interviews. Education Futures, British Education Studies Association. 4 (3), 39-57.
Dr Ambreen Shahriar
Senior Lecturer Education