Erica Burman is Professor of Education at the University of Manchester, Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (awarded an Honorary Lifetime Fellowship in 2016), and a Group Analyst. She is also known as a critical developmental psychologist and methodologist specialising in innovative and activist qualitative research. Erica co-founded the Discourse Unit (www.discourseunit.com ) a transinstitutional, transdisciplinary network researching the reproduction and transformation of language and subjectivity. Her research has focused on critical developmental and educational psychology, feminist and postcolonial theory, childhood studies, and critical mental health practice (particularly around gender and cultural issues). She currently leads the Knowledge, Power and Identity research strand of the Education and Psychology research group at Manchester Institute of Education, where she works as a core staff member on the Doctorate in Counselling Psychology. She is author of Developments: child, image, nation (Routledge, 2020), Fanon, education, action: child as method (Routledge, 2019), and Deconstructing Developmental Psychology (Routledge, 3rd edition, 2017).
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