sociology of education x work

Rebecca Ye’s research takes place at the intersection of education and labour markets, and pays special attention to vocations, skilling regimes, trajectories and temporality. Understanding how social processes reduce or generate uncertain and (un)equal outcomes in and around educational organisations has been a focus in her work. Her research has analysed education-to-work pathways that are institutionalised, as well as pathways that are emerging and anticipatory. Relatedly, she has conducted studies on educational processes and organisations with long histories (e.g., elite institutions), newer educational forms (e.g., higher vocational education), and processes that are undergoing change (e.g. transnational education strategies), in a variety of contexts such as Singapore, the United Kingdom and Sweden.

Rebecca is Associate Professor (Docent) and Senior Lecturer at the Department of Education, Stockholm University. She earned her PhD in Sociology at Stockholm University and Master of Science in Sociology at the University of Oxford. She has been a visiting academic at the Nanyang Technological University and the UCL Institute of Education. Before life in academia, she worked in the foreign service and conducted research for policy and practice at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies and Institute for Adult Learning in Singapore. She currently serves on several advisory and editorial boards such as the International Studies in Sociology of Education, Stockholm Centre for Global Asia, and Springer Lifelong Learning Book Series.

More about her research can be found here, and on her teaching here.

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