Université de Strasbourg

Jenny Ozga

Jenny OzgaJenny Ozga is Professor of the Sociology of Education at the University of Oxford. Before coming to Oxford in Autumn 2010, she was Professor of Educational Research and Director of the Centre for Educational Sociology (CES) at the University of Edinburgh, Professor of Education Policy and Dean of Social Sciences at Keele University, Dean of the Faculty of Education, Bristol Polytechnic/University of the West of England, and she has previously worked for many years for the Open University.

Jenny Ozga is a Fellow of the British Academy and a member of the Academy of Social Sciences, and has been a visiting Professor at the University of Umeå, Sweden, a visiting scholar at Helsinki University, Finland and holds an honorary doctorate from Turku University, Finland. She is a member of ESRC’s peer review college.

Professor Ozga’s main research areas are education policy in international comparative contexts, with a focus on governance. Research topics include education and social policy; policy elites and policy communities, policy networks and policy for the teaching profession, within and across the UK and increasingly in the context of Europeanisation of education. Research also includes work on teachers’ work as a labour process, and in schooling and social capital and gender and educational management.  The focus on governance is developing through work on the resources that are mobilized by new governance forms and policy technologies, for example data, knowledge and networks of social relations/social capital.

During her visit, Professor Ozga will speak at the Strasbourg Summer School in Sociologies of Education and Higher Education (see brochure), and she will give a public lecture on Monday 21 September at 18:00 at the European Doctoral College. She will be hosted by the research lab SAGE. For more information please contact professor Romuald Normand or professor Niilo Kauppi (USIAS Fellow 2014).

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