Sid’s Bio

Sid Mohandas is a former Montessori educator and teacher trainer, and the founder of The Male Montessorian and the Montistory platforms. They completed their PhD at Middlesex University investigating how a gendered workforce is materialised in Montessori spaces, in which they put feminist ‘new’ materialisms in conversation with anticolonial, postcolonial, and decolonial theories as well as lesser known subaltern studies from the Global South such as Dalit feminisms. Sid has published in a number of peer-reviewed journals and contributed to edited book collections. A full list of their extant and forthcoming publications can be found here. They are currently co-editor for a Special Issue on Bewildering the ‘Pioneers’ of Early Childhood at the Pedagogy, Culture and Society Journal.

Sid’s recent publications include Beyond male recruitment: decolonising gender diversification efforts in the early years by attending to pastpresent material-discursive-affective entanglements, two papers they co-authored with Professor Jayne Osgood titled Grappling with the miseducation of Montessori: A feminist posthuman rereading of ‘child’ in early childhood contexts, and Reconfiguring the ‘‘Male Montessorian’’: The mattering of gender through pink towering practices as well as a chapter co-authored with Jayne in the SAGE Handbook of Global Childhoods titled Figuring gender in early childhood with animal figurines (Please see link to view full list of extant and forthcoming publications)

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Research Interest: Gender, Social Justice, Feminisms, Feminist ‘New’ Materialisms, Feminist Posthumanisms, Decolonial theories, Dalit Feminisms, Adivasi Feminisms, Anti-racism, Anti-oppression, Montessori Education, Early Childhood Education, Assessment, Sexuality, Montessori History, and Intersectionality