About Sid Mohandas

Bio: Sid Mohandas is a Montessori teacher and teacher trainer from the UK. He is also the founder of The Male Montessorian. He is currently doing his PhD at Middlesex University investigating how a gendered workforce is materialised in Montessori spaces utilising a feminist new materialist onto-epistemology.

Research Interest: Gender, Social Justice, Feminisms, Feminist New Materialisms, Feminist Posthumanisms, Montessori Education, Early Childhood Education, Assessment, Sexuality, Montessori History, and Intersectionality


Publications
Osgood, J. & Mohandas, S. (2020, forthcoming) Figuring gender in early childhood with animal figurines: pursuing tentacular stories about global childhoods in the Anthropocene, in Tesar et al. (eds) Global Childhoods Handbook. London: SAGE Publications
Mohandas, S. (2020) Reclaiming feminisms in the early years, Montessori International, Issue 127, Spring 2020. London: Montessori Centre International
Osgood, J. & Mohandas, S. (2019) Reconfiguring the ‘MaleMontessorian’: the mattering of gender through pink towering practices, Early Years, DOI: 10.1080/09575146.2019.1620181
Mohandas, S. (2018) Exploring Diversity and Inclusivity in Montessori, in Montessori Life, 30(4), pp.34-35
Mohandas, S. (2017) Early years leaders’ perceptions of how Ofsted affects their subjective wellbeing. London: UCL
Mohandas, S. (2015) A day at the museum, in Montessori International, Issue 117, Autumn 2015. London: Montessori St. Nicholas Charity.

Conferences/Talks/Panels/Interviews
June 20-22nd, 2020. Que(e)R(y)ing Normativity in ECEC. Gender and Education Conference. Calgary
May 2nd, 2020. Integrating Montessori Panel Discussion on Zoom about perspectives on ‘work’ and ‘free choice’
November 6th, 2019. Interview with Red Ruby Scarlet from Multiverse.
November 4th, 2019. Pink Towering Practices in the Montessori Classroom: How gender is produced through human-material-semiotic encounters. Centre for Education Research & Scholarship. London
October 22nd, 2019. The 3%: Brave Men. Early Childhood Forum. London
September 4th, 2019. MITEY conference panel, Abbey Centre, London.
June 25th, 2019. Gender and Education Conference. Portsmouth
June 10th, 2019. BSA New Materialism Conference. London
May 30th, 2019. Crossroads in Education: How do theory, policy, and practice intersect around the globe? Cambridge University
April 30th, 2019. The Early Years Spring Summit with Kathy Brodie
February 6th, 2019. Men in Early Years Talk at Institute of Education, UCL, London.
June 25th, 2015, Men in Childcare podcast with Kathy Brodie
Books Reviewed
Hagris, Aubrey (2018) Toddler Discipline for Every Age and Stage California: Rockridge Press
Osgood, Jayne & Robinson, Kerry (2019, ed.) Feminists Researching Gendered Childhoods Generative Entanglements. London: Bloomsbury Academic
Cahn, David & Pukes, Molly (2019) Umar Leeds: David Cahn
Teaching roleTopic
Visiting Lecturer for MA Childhood and Education in Diverse Societies at Middlesex University, London (2020)Case Study on Men in Early Years and Gender Diversification
Visiting Lecturer for FDA in Early Childhood Education at Montessori Centre International, London (2018, 2019)Supporting Gender Diversity in Early Childhood
Qualifications Institution/University
PhD in Education Middlesex University
MA in Early Years EducationInstitute of Education, UCL
Foundation Degree in MontessoriLondon Metropolitan University
International Montessori DiplomaMontessori Centre International
MS in Cellular and Molecular BiologyUppsala University
BTech in BioinformaticsVIT University