I research what goes on at the intersection of education and labour markets, paying special attention to vocations, transitions and temporality. In recent years, I have examined education-to-work pathways that are institutionalised, as well as pathways that are emerging and anticipatory. These projects have permitted me to study elite institutions, vocational education as well as transnational education strategies, and have allowed me to amass fieldwork experience in Singapore, the United Kingdom and Sweden. You can read more about my recent research projects and publications here.

Before life in academia, I worked in the foreign service and conducted research for policy and practice. I have also been engaged in infrastructure development and research communication.

I am presently Assistant Professor of Education at Stockholm University. I received my PhD in Sociology from Stockholm University, a Master of Science in Sociology from the University of Oxford, and a first-class honours degree in Communications from the Nanyang Technological University.

Get in touch! rebecca.ye@oxon.org