I am a reader at the Faculty of Education, Manchester Metropolitan University, since May
2016, where I develop research, teaching and external funding activities in the
area of education. I achieved international recognition in the field of
mathematics education, where I have been making a sustained and innovative
contribution to knowledge, by publishing in high ranked journals and actively
participating in the community’s research dynamics. My work involves
collaboration with colleagues from different countries, and its relevance has
led to invitations to give plenary talks at international conferences, to
assume the leadership of a CERME thematic working group, and to organise
courses in European and South-American higher education institutions. I have a
significant network of international connections, and, in recent years, I have
been extending my work into broader educational and social research arenas,
through involvement in national and European funded projects. My teaching
experience spans from primary schools to higher education, in various European
and South American countries. I am a scholar of Lacan.
A. Pais (2016). At the intersection between the subject and the political: a contribution to an ongoing discussion. Educational Studies in Mathematics. 92(3), pp.347-359.
A. Pais (2015). Symbolising the real of mathematics education. Educational Studies in Mathematics. 89(3), pp.375-391.
A. Pais (2014). Economy: the absent centre of mathematics education. ZDM. 46(7), pp.1085-1093.
H. Straehler-Pohl, A. Pais (2014). Learning to fail and learning from failure – ideology at work in a mathematics classroom. Pedagogy, Culture & Society. 22(1), pp.79-96.
A. Pais (2013). An ideology critique of the use-value of mathematics. Educational Studies in Mathematics. 84(1), pp.15-34.
A. Pais, P. Valero (2012). Researching research: mathematics education in the Political. Educational Studies in Mathematics. 80(1-2), pp.9-24.
A. Pais (2011). Criticisms and contradictions of ethnomathematics. Educational Studies in Mathematics. 76(2), pp.209-230.
H. Straehler-Pohl, N. Bohlmann, A. Pais (2016). The Disorder of Mathematics Education Challenging the Sociopolitical Dimensions of Research. Springer.
H. Straehler-Pohl, N. Bohlman, A. Pais The disorder of mathematics education. AJS. Pais. Springer.
A. Pais (2019). Mathematics, capitalism and biosocial research. Educational Studies in Mathematics. 101(3), pp.373-386.
J. Batsleer, B. Andersson, S. Liljeholm Hansson, J. Lütgens, Y. Mengilli, et al. A. Pais, A. Pohl, T. Wissö. (2018). Non-formal spaces of socio-cultural accompaniment: Responding to young unaccompanied refugees – reflections from the Partispace project. European Educational Research Journal. 17(2), pp.305-322.
H. Straehler-Pohl, L. Felix, AJS. Pais, D. Swanson (2018). Preface: The disorder of mathematics education, Part II. Critique, imagination and play. The Mathematics Enthusiast. 15(1), pp.3-7.
E. de Freitas, J. Lupinacci, A. Pais (2017). Science and Technology Studies × Educational Studies: Critical and Creative Perspectives on the Future of STEM Education: Introduction. Educational Studies. 53(6), pp.551-559.
A. Pais, M. Costa (2017). An ideology critique of global citizenship education. Critical Studies in Education. pp.1-16.
A. Pais (2017). Humanizing Mathematics and its Philosophy. Educational Studies in Mathematics. 99(2), pp.235-240.
A. Pais (2016). At the intersection between the subject and the political: a contribution to an ongoing discussion. Educational Studies in Mathematics. 92(3), pp.347-359.
A. Pais (2015). Symbolising the real of mathematics education. Educational Studies in Mathematics. 89(3), pp.375-391.
A. Pais (2014). Economy: the absent centre of mathematics education. ZDM. 46(7), pp.1085-1093.
A. Pais, P. Valero (2014). Whither social theory?. Educational Studies in Mathematics. 87(2), pp.241-248.
AJS. Pais, M. Mesquita, K. Francois (2014). Communitarian mathematics education: walking into boundaries. Em Teia. 5(1), pp.45-59.
H. Straehler-Pohl, A. Pais (2014). Learning to fail and learning from failure – ideology at work in a mathematics classroom. Pedagogy, Culture & Society. 22(1), pp.79-96.
A. Pais (2013). An ideology critique of the use-value of mathematics. Educational Studies in Mathematics. 84(1), pp.15-34.
AJS. Pais (2013). Ethnomathematics in non-formal educational settings: the Urban Boundaries project. Revista Latinoamericana de Etnomatemática. 6(3), pp.134-144.
AJS. Pais (2013). Ethnomathematics and the limits of culture. For the Learning of Mathematics.
AJS. Pais (2012). A investigação em etnomatemática e os limites da cultura. Reflexao e accao. 20(2), pp.32-48.
A. Pais (2012). Tony Brown: Mathematics education and subjectivity—cultures and cultural renewal. ZDM. 44(6), pp.815-818.
A. Pais, P. Valero (2012). Researching research: mathematics education in the Political. Educational Studies in Mathematics. 80(1-2), pp.9-24.
AJS. Pais, E. Fernandes, JF. Matos (2012). Recovering the meaning of “critique” in critical mathematics education. For the Learning of Mathematics. 32(1), pp.29-34.
A. Pais (2011). Criticisms and contradictions of ethnomathematics. Educational Studies in Mathematics. 76(2), pp.209-230.
A. Pais (2018). Truth, Power and Capitalist Accumulation in Mathematics Education. In: Sociopolitical Dimensions of Mathematics Education.
A. Pais (2017). Mathematics education as a matter of economy. In: Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory. Springer,
E. Sant, A. Pais, J. McDonnell, D. Mendez Alvarez-Hevia (2017). Social Fantasy vs. Radical Democracy: two competing views of populism and how they challenge education. Y. Akbaba, B. Jeffrey. In: The Implications of ‘New Populism’ For Education. E & E Printing, pp.41-52.
AJS. Pais, H. Straehler-Pohl, N. Bohlmann Welcome to the jungle: An orientation guide to the disorder of mathematics education. In: The disorder of mathematics education. Springer,
AJS. Pais The narcissism of mathematics education. In: The disorder of mathematics education. Springer,
AJS. Pais, R. Moran, M. Mesquita, H. Straehler-Pohl, N. Adamuz (2016). Working with local communities inside the bigger picture. In: Street-connected, undocumented, disabled? Interdisciplinary discussions to increase the impact of research.. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.,
AJS. Pais, P. Valero (2015). Examining political perspectives in mathematics education. In: Refractions of mathematics education. Information Age Publishing,
AJS. Pais (2014). Os desafios da etnomatematica. In: Fronteiras Urbanas: ensaios sobre a humanizacao do espaco. IEUL, pp.33-45.
AJS. Pais (2013). Kulturens Grensen. In: Kultur og matematikk. Norway: Caspar Forlag., pp.113-136.
AJS. Pais (2012). Mathematics education between utopia and reality: Examining research in contexts of conflict, poverty and violence. A. Halai. In: Research methodologies from the 'South'. Pakistan: Oxford University Press., pp.158-177.
A. Pais (2012). A Critical Approach to Equity. B. Green. In: Opening the Cage. Rotterdam: SensePublishers, pp.49-91.
AJS. Pais (2011). Beyond disavowing the politics of equity and quality in mathematics education. B. Atweh, M. Graven, W. Secada. In: Mapping equity and quality in mathematics education. New York: Springer, pp.35-48.
AJS. Pais (2010). Portrait of an influence. H. Alrø, O. Ravn. In: Critical mathematics education: Past, present and future. Rotterdam: Sense, pp.133-134.
AJS. Pais (2017). Dealing with our own shit: the researcher behind the [mathematics education] research. In: Proceedings of the Ninth International Mathematics Education and Society Conference.. Volos, Greece, 7/4/2017.
AJS. Pais (2017). Response to Dimitris’s plenary. In: Proceeding of the Ninth International Mathematics Education and Society Conference. Volos, Greece, 7/4/2017.
AJS. Pais (2017). The subject of mathematics education research. In: Proceedings of the Ninth International Mathematics Education and Society Conference. Volos, Greece, 7/4/2017.
AJS. Pais (2017). Truths and power in mathematics education. In: Proceedings of the 13th International Congress on Mathematics Education. Hamburg, Greece, 2/8/2016.
AJS. Pais The narcissism of mathematics education. Berlin, 15/1/2015.
AJS. Pais, H. Straehler-Pohl (2013). To participate or not to participate? That is not the question. In: Ankara: Middle East Technical University.. Antalya, Turkey,
AJS. Pais, M. Mesquita (2015). Ethnomathematics in non-formal educational settings: The Urban Boundaries project. In: Springer International Publishing. Seoul, Korea, 8/7/2012.
AJS. Pais, P. Valero (2015). From knowledge to value: Towards an economic theorization of school mathematics. In: Springer International Publishers. Seoul, Korea, 8/7/2012.