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De St Croix, Tania

Tania-De-St-CroixResearch Associate


Room 5.22 Waterloo Bridge Wing

Franklin-Wilkins Building,

Waterloo Road London,




Tania is involved in research and teaching on education, policy and society. She works part-time at King's Learning Institute as a research associate (see below). She also works as a Programme Director at the Department of Education and Professional Studies. Elsewhere she is a youth worker, at Voice of Youth in Hackney, and a youth work tutor, at YMCA George Williams College.


Research Interests

Her research at King's Learning Institute is on a project led by Kelly Coate and Camille Kandiko Howson entitled, 'Mid-Career Academic Women: Strategies, Choices and Motivation'. This project is funded by the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education.

She is interested in policy and sociology as it relates to education, and her particular interests are in youth work, informal and community education, and higher education. She is currently completing her PhD thesis entitled, ‘Passion and resistance: Grassroots youth work in a changing policy context’ (supervised by Sharon Gewirtz and Alan Cribb). She has published book chapters and journal articles in the field of youth work and youth policy. In 2013 she worked with Anna Zimdars, Sharon Gewirtz and Alan Cribb on a research project exploring Staff Student Relationships in higher education.

Her research interests include educator identity, youth work, equality, radical education, emotional labour, activism and resistance, and practitioner research. She draws on critical research and theory from a number of areas including education policy sociology, feminism, anarchism and activist scholarship.

Selected Publications

For publications and further information please see my  research profile.


For my teaching please see my  Department of Educations and Professional Studies  (DEPS) profile.


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