Mr Amit Puni


I am proud to be a Senior Lecturer at Kingston University, where I work across the faculty of HSSCE. I lecture from undergraduate all the way through to doctoral level. I lead the Working with Children & Young People: Social Pedagogy BA (Hons) course.

In my previous role, I successfully established and led the Citizenship with Social Science PGCE route. My work in educational environments stretches over 20 years, both internationally and within the local landscape of London.

Beyond this, I am as the national Country lead for England in the Five Nations Citizenship and Value Education Network.  I am an Adviser on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion to the subject Association for Citizenship Teachers (ACT). Additionally, I contribute my expertise in my role as a School Governor in Kingston, a role that allows me to directly impact our local community. In this role, I have transformed and developed the Racial Justice Policy, lead staff CPD, and revamped procedures to ensure equity for students. In addition, I am a member of the European Race Equity forum.

Presently, I am in the final stages of a PhD, with a focus on understanding educational attainment patterns by deploying a Critical Race Theory lens. My academic interests encompass education and issues of social justice.

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer in Department of Social Care and Social Work


  • BA - Humanities and Social Science
  • PGCE - Secondary Citizenship Education
  • MA - Sociology of Education
  • AdvanceHE Senior Fellowship (SFHEA)
  • Currently undertaking a PhD in Critical Race Theory

Teaching and learning


  • Puni, A. (2024). Rethinking citizenship for modern society. Human Rights Education Review7(1), 130–132.
  • Puni, A & Febrer, Y(2023) Social pedagogy and citizenship education in England: an exploration with case studies involving secondary school students in London International Journal of Social Pedagogy, 12: 1 DOI:
  • Guest editor of special edition of Teaching Citizenship, the journal of the Association for Citizenship Teaching, with the theme:  'Re-thinking the role of race in citizenship education' Issue 53, Spring 2021. 
  • Puni, A. (2021) 'Citizenship Education, Critical Race Theory and Schools... really?' Teaching Citizenship, 53, pp.16-19. Journal of the Association for Citizenship Teaching.
  • Puni, A. (2020) ‘Citizenship and Teacher 3.0' paper presented at Youth Activism, engagement and the development of new civic learning spaces conference, Budapest, 25-27 June.
  • Puni, A. (2018) Celebrating 17 years of citizenship teacher education : reflections from citizenship trained teachers. Teaching Citizenship, 47, pp. 18-22. Journal of the Association for Citizenship Teaching.
  • I also host the Citizenship Education Podcast:

Professional practice, knowledge exchange and impact

Professional and scholarly affiliations

  • National Lead fo England - 5 Nations Citizenship and Value education network
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Adviser - Association for Citizenship Teachers
  • Governor at a Primary School in Kingston
  • Doing Anti-Racism in Education - European Network Member (DARE)