Professor Fazal Rizvi - Biography

Professor Fazal Rizvi

Professor Fazal Rizvi
Professor in Global Studies in Education,The University of Melbourne, Victoria
Emeritus Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Research Fellow, Australia India Institute, The University of Melbourne, Victoria
Honorary Professor (Honorary Position), Victoria University, Australia


Contributions to research

While Professor Fazal Rizvi's academic background is in Philosophy, it is in the areas of education, public policy and global studies that most of his research and teaching over the past decade is located. He has a strong international reputation in a number of academic areas, including racism and multicultural education, Australia-Asia relations, models of educational policy research, theories of globalisation and international education and contemporary youth cultures. Professor Rizvi has published more than 18 books and over 100 articles, many of which are cited widely and have been well reviewed in international journals. His latest books include: The OECD, Globalization and Education Policy, Educational Policy and the Politics of Change and Youth Moves: Identities and Globalisation in a Global Context which deals with issues of globalisation, culture and citizenship. He is currently working on a new book concerned with issues of student mobility and the internationalisation of higher education, for Routledge. Professor Rizvi has been an editor of a major book series for Allen and Unwin, Studies of Education and an editor of a leading international journal, Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Policy of Education.  His international standing is also evident by the fact that he has been invited to give a large number of keynote addresses around the world. He has been given the honour of delivering the Routledge Lecture at the British Educational Research Association conference in Warwick England, the keynote address at Association of International Education in Shanghai and the Radford address at the conference of the Australian Association of Research in Education.

Publications (2008 onwards)


Rizvi, F. & Lingard, B., 2012, Politcaseducativas en unmundoglobalizado, Morata Press: Madrid.

Rizvi, F. & Lingard, B., 2009, Globalizing Education Policy, Routledge: London & New York.

Edited Books

Popkewitz, T. & Rizvi, F. (Eds.), 2009, Globalization and the Study of Education, Chicago: National Society for the Study of Education, 108th NSSE Yearbook.

Epstein, D., Boden, R., Deem, R., Rizvi, F. & Wright, S., (Eds.), 2008,  Geographies of Power, Geometries of Power: Higher Education in the 21st Century, World Yearbook of Education, Routledge: London & New York.

Book chapters

Rizvi, F. & Gorur, R. 2013, Higher Education and Australia-India Relations, in International Relations and Foreign Policy: Perspectives from India and Australia, Mattoo, A. (Ed.) Sage Publishers: London & New Delhi.

Rizvi, F. 2013, Response to Precariously at Home: Chinatown in Sydney, Australia in Asia, Research Unit in Public Cultures, #2, University of Melbourne.

Rizvi, F, 2012, Dilemmas of Reform in Indian Higher Education, in The Reorientation of Higher Education: Challenging the East-West Dichotomy. Adamson, B., Nixon, J. and Su, F. (Eds.) Springer and Comparative Education Research Centre (CERC) of The University of Hong Kong: New York & Hong Kong.pp.191-203.

Rizvi, F. & Gorur, R. 2012, Indian Higher Education and the Dynamics of Global Collaborations, in Globalization, Culture and Education in South Asia, Kapoor, D., Barua, B., & Al-Karim Datoo (Eds.), Palgrave Press: London.pp.17-36.

Rizvi, F. 2012, Challenges of Modernization in Indian Higher Education in A Half-Century of Indian Higher Education: Essays by Philip Altbach, Agarwal, P. (Ed.), Sage: New Delhi.

Rizvi, F. 2012, Rethinking Globalization and Education: Engaging the Asian Century' in TAFE Directors of Australia: East meets West 2012, Perth.

Four entries in The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Globalization, edited by George Ritzer, 2012, Oxford: Wiley Blackwell [entries on educational policy, educational inequalities, multicultural education and Bollywood]

Rizvi, F., 2011, Mobilities and the Transnationalization of Youth Cultures, in Keywords in Youth Studies, Lesko, N. & Tarbut, D. (Eds.), Routledge: London & New York.pp.191-203.

Rizvi, F., 2011, Student Mobility and the Shifting Dynamics of Globalization, in International Education in Australia: Celebrating Twenty Five Years of Achievement, Davis, D. & McIntosh, B. (Eds.), University of New South Wales Press: Sydney.

Rizvi, F., 2011, Contesting Criticality in a Scholarly Diaspora, in Critical Education, Tinning, R. (Ed.), Sense Publishers: Rotterdam.pp.145-156.

Rizvi, F., 2010, Working with Diversity in Transnational Contexts, in Policies and Practices for Teaching Socio-cultural Diversity, Council of Europe Publishing: Strasburg France.pp.35-50.

Rizvi, F., 2010, International Students and Doctoral Studies in Transnational Spaces, in Doctoral Education Companion, Thompson, P & Walker, M. (Eds.), Routledge: London & New York.pp.158-170.

Rizvi, F., 2010, Digital Divide and Higher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa, in Ubiquitous Learning,  Kalantzis, M. & Cope, B. (Eds.), University of Illinois Press: Urbana IL.pp.109-118.

Rizvi, F., 2009, Globalization and Policy Research in Education, in Sage International Handbook of Educational Evaluation, Ryan, K. & Cousins, B. (Eds.), Sage: Thousand Oaks CA.pp.3-18.

Popkewitz, T. & Rizvi, F., 2009, Globalization and the Study of Education, in Globalization and the Study of Education,  Popkewitz, T. & Rizvi, F. (Eds.), National Society for the Study of Education, 108th NSSE Yearbook: Chicago.

Rizvi, F., 2009, Mobilities and Educational Research, in Globalization and the Study of Education, Popkewitz, T. & Rizvi, F. (Eds.), National Society for the Study of Education, 108th NSSE Yearbook:  Chicago.

Rizvi, F. & Lingard, R., 2009, The OECD and the Global Shifts in Educational Policy, in International Handbook of Comparative Education, Cowen, R. & Kazamias, A. (Eds.), Kluwer: Dordrecht.pp.437-453.

Rizvi, F, 2009, Internationalization and the Assessment of Research Quality, in Assessing the Quality of Educational Research in Higher Education: International Perspectives, Education' in Besley, T. (Ed.), Sense Publishers: Rotterdam.pp.49-58.

Rizvi, F., 2009, Education and its Cosmopolitan Possibilities, in Transforming Learning in Schools and Communities, Lingard, R., Nixon, J. & Ranson, S. (Eds.), Continuum: London.

Rizvi, F., 2009, International perspectives on social and justice and education, in Handbook of Social Justice and Education, Ayers, W. Quinn, T., & Stovall, D. (Eds.), Handbook of Social Justice and Education, Routledge: London & New York.pp.91-94.

Rizvi, F. & Engel, L., 2009, Neo-liberal globalization, educational policy and the struggle for social justice, in Handbook of Social Justice and Education, Ayers, W., Quinn, T. & Stovall, D. (Eds.), Routledge: London & New York.

Stake, R. & Rizvi, F., 2008, Research Ethics in Transnational Spaces, in The Handbook of Social Research Ethics, Martens, D. & Ginsberg, P., (Eds.), Sage: Thousand Oaks CA.pp.521-536.

Rizvi, F., 2008, Mobile Minds, an interview, in Globalizing the Research Imagination, Kenway, J. & Fahey, J. (Eds.), Routledge: London & New York.pp.101-114.

Rizvi, F. & Rutkowski, D., 2008, Organization of Economic Corporation and Development, in The Routledge International Encyclopedia of Education, McCulloch, G. & Crook, D. (Eds.), Routledge: London & New York.

Rizvi, F., 2008, Speaking Truth to Power: Edward Said and the work of Intellectuals, in Talking Truth Confronting Power, Staerthwaite, J., Watts, M. & Piper, H. (Eds.), Trentham Press: Stoke on Trent.

Journal Articles

Rizvi, F., 2013, Equity and marketization: A brief Commentary, Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 34 (2), May, pp. 274-278.

Rizvi, F., 2012, Engaging the Asian Century, Access: Critical Perspectives on Communication, Cultural and Policy Studies, 31 (1), pp. 73-80.

Rizvi, F. & Lingard, B., 2011, Social Equity and the Assemblage of Values, Cambridge Journal of Education, 28 (1).pp.5-22.

Rizvi, F., 2011, Theorizing Student Mobility in an Era of Globalization, Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 17 (6). pp.693-701.

Rizvi, F. & Lingard, B., 2011, Social Equity and the Assemblage of Values, Cambridge Journal of Education, 41 (1). pp.5-22.

Rizvi, F., 2011, Beyond the Social Imaginary of Clash of Civilizations, Educational Philosophy and Theory, 43 (3). pp.225-235.

Rizvi, F. & Gorur, R., 2011, Challenges facing Indian Higher Education, Fearless Nadia Occasional Papers, Australia India Institute, 2, Winter.

Rizvi, F., 2011, Experiences of Cultural Diversity in the Context of an Emergent Transnationalism, European Educational Research Journal, 10 (2). pp.180-188.

Rizvi, F., 2011, Education, Jobs, and Incomes: The Neoliberal Promise and its Discontents, Essay Review of Brown, P., Lauder, H. & Ashton, D. (2011) The Global Auction: The Broken Promise of Education, Jobs, and Incomes (New York: Oxford University Press), in British Journal of Sociology of Education, 32 (2).pp.293-311.

Rizvi, F., 2009, Essay Review of D. Gilborn - Racism in Education: Conspiracy or Coincidence?, British Journal of Sociology of Education 33 (3). pp.359-371.

Rizvi, F., 2009, Towards Cosmopolitan Learning, Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 30 (3).pp.253-268.

Rizvi, F., 2008, Epistemic Virtues and Cosmopolitan Learning, Australian Educational Researcher, 35 (1) April.pp.17-35.