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Tom G. Griffiths

Tom G. Griffiths


Tom G. Griffiths is a Professor of International Education and Development. Tom’s research has two inter-related trajectories: 1) the development of world-systems analysis as a theoretical framework for engaged educational research, and 2) the study of the relationship between models of mass education and (historical, current, future) socialist projects, informed by this framework. Throughout, Tom’s research has sought to explore education's potential contribution, via the preparation of engaged citizens, to the construction of a more democratic, equal, just, peaceful, and ecologically sustainable world-system.

Fields of study

Academic disciplines

General education   Other subjects within education

Subject areas

Socialism   Critical pedagogy   Critical theory


Latin America


Cuba   Venezuela

Scientific publications

Griffiths, Tom G. (2022). Educación y la transformación del sistema-mundo capitalista. Ocampo González, Aldo (Ed.). Tarea crítica de la Educación Inclusiva: transformaciones heterológicas, reatriculaciones políticas, acción fronteriza y creación de otros mundos. Chapter III. p. 54-65.

Griffiths, Tom G. (2022). World-Systems Critical Education. Maisuria, Alpesh (Ed.). Encyclopaedia of Marxism and Education. 40. p. 661-672. Brill Academic Publishers.

Griffiths, Tom G.; Charon Cardona, Euridice T. (2022). Cuban education in the Cold War National independence within international socialism. Tröhler, Daniel; Piattoeva, Nelli; Pinar, William F. (Ed.). World Yearbook of Education 2022: Education, Schooling and the Global Universalization of Nationalism. p. 201-217. Routledge.

Griffiths, Tom G. (2021). Dependency Theory and world-systems Analysis in Comparative and International Education: Critical Accounts of Education and Development. Jules, Tavis D.; Shields, Robin; Thomas, Matthew A. M. (Ed.). The Bloomsbury Handbook of Theory in Comparative and International Education. Chapter 5. p. 87-104. Bloomsbury Academic.

Griffiths, Tom G.; Williams, Joanne (2021). Utopia. Themelis, Spyros (Ed.). Critical Reflections on the Language of Neoliberalism in Education: Dangerous Words and Discourses of Possibility. Chapter 17. p. 136-143. Routledge.

Griffiths, Tom G.; Robertson, Bill (2021). Employability. Themelis, Spyros (Ed.). Critical Reflections on the Language of Neoliberalism in Education: Dangerous Words and Discourses of Possibility. Chapter 13. p. 100-106. Routledge.

Griffiths, Tom G. (2020). Education to transform the world: limits and possibilities in and against the SDGs and ESD. International Studies in Sociology of Education .

Griffiths, Tom G. (2020). Education under and for Socialism: What Hope Progress?. Miethe, Ingrid; Weiss, Jane (Ed.). Socialist Educational Cooperation and the Global South. Chapter. p. 273-296. Peter Lang Publishing Group.

Griffiths, Tom G. (2020). The agonies of neoliberal education: What hope progress?. Raina, Jyoti (Ed.). Elementary Education in India: Policy Shifts, Issues and Challenges. Chapter 14. p. 220-234. Routledge.

Griffiths, Tom G. (2019). Socialism in Cuba: Debate and Socialist Renewal for the Twenty-First Century. International Critical Thought. Vol. 9.

These publications are obtained from Cristin. The list may be incomplete