Professor Louise Archer
Professor of Sociology of Education
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My research is in the sociology of education and education policy. I am interested in identities and inequalities of ‘race’, gender and social class within compulsory and post-compulsory education. For example, I have conducted research on Muslim pupils, the minority ethnic middle classes, British Chinese pupils, urban young people and schooling and on widening participation in higher education. I am also interested in feminist theory and methodology. My most recent book (jointly authored with Heather Mendick and Sumi Hollingworth) is on Urban Youth and Education (Open University Press). I am currently PI of the ASPIRES project, a 5 year longitudinal ESRC project (with J. Osborne, J DeWitt & J. Dillon) on children’s science aspirations and career choice (age 10-14) and am the lead coordinator of the ESRC’s Targeted Initiative on Science and Mathematics Education (TISME, http://tisme-scienceandmaths.org/)
For further details please see my Research Staff Profile
In addition to the supervision of doctoral students, I contribute to the MA programmes.