Laura Teague

Laura’s current research focusses on pedagogy, counter politics and subjectivities.

Staff details

Laura Teague




Educational Studies


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Laura teaches across programmes in the Educational Studies Department including BA Education, Culture and Society, the Primary PGCE and the Doctoral Research Training course.

Her current research focuses on pedagogy, counter politics and subjectivities. She draws on a range of poststructuralist and psychoanalytic perspectives to theorise the micro politics of classroom practice; exploring the possibility of everyday pedagogic interventions to disrupt the normative discourses and practices perpetuating educational inequalities.

She has a longstanding interest in praxis in educational settings. The relationship between her theoretical writing and her teaching practice is iterative and she explores methodological approaches to capture and inform this process. Laura has been involved in ESRC research projects investigating how to address sexuality equality in primary schooling and on the impact of postgraduate educational research.

Publications and research outputs


Teague, Laura. 2022. Including ‘difficult’ students: counter politics, play and liveability in the primary school classroom. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 43(1), pp. 145-157. ISSN 0159-6306

Teague, Laura. 2018. The curriculum as a site of counter politics: theorising the ‘domain of the sayable’. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 39(1), pp. 92-106. ISSN 0142-5692

Teague, Laura. 2015. ‘Acceptance of the limits of knowability in oneself and others’: performative politics and relational ethics in the primary school classroom. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 36(3), pp. 398-408. ISSN 0159-6306

Research Interests

  • Educational in/equalities
  • Ethnographic and autoethnographic research methodologies
  • Student and teacher subjectivities
  • Counter politics
  • Psychosocial approaches
  • Queer theory
  • Poststructural theory
  • Gender and sexuality in young people’s worlds
  • Education policy