Professor Louise Archer appointed to the Karl Mannheim Chair
13 December 2016
Professor Louise Archer has been appointed to the Karl Mannheim Chair of Sociology of
Education, based in the Department of Education, Practice and Society.
Currently Professor of Sociology of Education at King's
College London, Professor Archer's primary research interests have been
in identities and inequalities of 'race', gender and social class within
compulsory and post-compulsory education. Her work encompasses
research on Muslim pupils, the minority ethnic middle classes, British
Chinese pupils, urban young people and schooling, widening participation
in higher education and inequalities in science participation. She also
has an interest in feminist theory and methodology.
Professor Archer has an outstanding record of securing
research funding from the research councils and private sector and third
sector funders. Currently, she is the Principal Investigator for the
ASPIRES project, a ten year ESRC-funded study of children's science
aspirations and career choices and is the Director of the five year
Enterprising Science project. Previously, she was lead coordinator of
the ESRC's four year research programme, the Targeted Initiative on
Science and Mathematics Education. She is a member of the editorial
boards of Journal of Education Policy, Qualitative Research in
Psychology, and Journal of Research in Science Teaching and is the Vice
President (Education) at the British Science Association.
Professor Archer succeeds Professor Stephen Ball as Karl Mannheim Chair of Sociology of Education.