Institute of Education


Centre for Sociology of Education and Equity

Cutting-edge sociological research on equity and social justice in education.

Co-Directors: Professor Louise Archer, Professor Jessica Ringrose and Professor Carol Vincent

The Centre for Sociology of Education and Equity (CSEE) brings together researchers, from UCL and beyond, who conduct research in sociology of education on issues of equity and social justice.

The centre aims to build capacity, create a vibrant and supportive research culture and promote high quality sociology of education research for the public good.

Our staff

Core Members

Affiliated Members

PhD students

  • Felipe Acuna
  • Barbara Berger
  • Jessie Bustillos Morales
  • Idil Cambazoglu
  • Jiexiu Chen 
  • Francisco Duran Del Fierro
  • Yuval Dvir
  • Rodie Garland
  • Heela Goren
  • Gemma Gronland
  • Ayse Gur Geden
  • Sara Joiko
  • Nadav Lavi
  • Karen Lillie
  • Ziyin Niu
  • Francesca Peruzzo
  • Erin Simpson 
  • Sandra Takei
  • Thu Thu
  • Xumeng Xie
  • Shiva H. Zarabadi
  • Zixi Zuo

Study with us



Graduate taught

Graduate research

We welcome interest from students who are thinking about applying for a research degree in the area of sociology of education and equity.

We currently have members who are looking for students for 2018/19 entry in the following priority areas:

  • Youth, gender and digital cultures.
  • Design, participatory and arts based research methodologies in gender and education.
  • Teacher subjectivities.
  • Social justice and participation in science education (including science capital).

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Our activities


Our research spans a broad range of:

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Major research projects

Seminar series

The UCL Centre for Sociology of Education and Equity (CSEE) hosts the Feminism, Gender and Sexuality seminar series.

    The seminars are free to attend and are open to staff, students, alumni and the public. All are welcome to attend.

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