Nadine Thomas

Postgraduate Research Student
Department of Sociology and Criminology
 Nadine Thomas



Nadine V. Thomas holds a B.A. in Media and Advertising obtained from the University of East London, and a Master of Laws from the University of Wolverhampton. Before commencing her PhD, Nadine worked at a non-profit organization implementing learning programs for at risk youth and working alongside anti-gang units advocating for community development. Her research sits at the nexus of educational disadvantages among minority groups, race and class, youth justice and social inequality. As a postgraduate researcher, Nadine explores the meritocratic ideal and the correlation between societal disadvantages, educational disadvantages and societal development. Her current research investigates educational policy and the origins of a seemingly inequitable system.


  • BA (Hons) Media and Advertising University of East London (2009)

  • LLM Law University of Wolverhampton (2019)

Research and professional activities


Educational and Societal Disadvantages: An Exploration of the British Misrepresentation of Meritocracy and Male Britons of Afro-Caribbean Descent

Supervisor: Dr. Alexandra Cox , Linsey McGoey

Research interests

Class Mobility, Sex and Meritocracy, Gender Studies, Globalization and Immigration, Sociology of Education



Colchester Campus