Muna is a lecturer of Psychology in Education, based in the Department of Education, Childhood and Inclusion. She teaches and supervises dissertations on a number of undergraduate and postgraduate education courses. She is also a supervisor on the Education Doctorate programme.
Her main areas of research include ‘race’/ racism in education, diaspora identities, belonging, community engagement and youth culture. Her research utilises Critical Race, Postcolonial and Black feminist frameworks to explore racialized and gendered inequalities in education.
She has a keen interest in innovative research methodologies; namely decolonial narrative and participatory action research, with particular attention paid to the ethical challenges of doing decolonial research.
Alongside her academic post Muna works closely with local government, schools, colleges and youth services to help support work that tackles institutional racism, youth (dis)engagement, young people’s emotional health and wellbeing needs, and community engagement. Part of her external work includes being a trustee of Astrea Academy, a multi-academy schools Trust.
Muna is a member of a number of networks. Within the university she is member of the Race Staff Network and the BME staff and student forum.
External affiliations include: British Educational Research Association (BERA), the Black British Academics (BBA) and the Critical Race and Ethnicities Network (CREN).