Dean’s Distinguished Research Fellows 2021–2024
The Dean’s Distinguished Research Fellows will work with the Faculty of Education to offer leadership and expertise in specific areas of our research.
Distinguished University Scholar and Professor of Art Education and Curriculum Studies, University of British Columbia, Canada
Rita is an artist, researcher and teacher, deeply committed to the arts, curriculum studies and education whose work has been funded by multiple SSHRC grants, achieving impact across Australia, China, Japan, Kenya and Spain. Rita is a recipient of the Ted A. Aoki Award for Distinguished Service in Canadian Curriculum Studies.
Professor in the Political Economy of Education, University of Sussex, UK
Mario is Principal Investigator of the UKRI Global Challenge Research Fund Network Plus Grant project – The Political Economy of Education in Conflict Contexts and a former director of the Centre for International Education at the University of Sussex in England.
Professor of Applied and Sociolinguistics, King’s College London, UK
Ben is closely involved in the Hub for Education and Linguistic Diversity (HELD). He is a key figure in the field of linguistic ethnography; he edits Working Papers in Urban Language & Literacies; and his books include Language in Late Modernity: Interaction in an Urban School (2006) and Linguistic Practice in Changing Conditions (2022).
Professor of Education, Tampere University, Finland
Annalisa is a world-renowned scholar in cultural-historical activity theory (CHAT), one of the originators of the Change Laboratory approach to participatory intervention research, and the key theoriser of transformative agency in the CHAT tradition.
Janelle T. Scott
Robert C. and Mary Catherine Birgeneau Distinguished Chair in Educational Disparities, University of California at Berkeley, USA
Janelle is an elected member of the US National Academy of Education, a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association and a critical education policy researcher. Her book The Politics of Education in an Era of Inequality won the 2020 Critic’s Choice Award of the American Educational Studies Association.