Rebecca Ye is a sociologist
of education and work

Her research takes place at the intersection of education and labour markets, and pays special attention to vocations, trajectories and temporality. These studies have allowed her to analyse education-to-work pathways that are institutionalised as well as pathways that are emerging and anticipatory. Relatedly, she has conducted research on educational processes and organisations with long histories (*elite institutions), newer educational forms (*higher vocational education), and processes that are undergoing change (*transnational education strategies). Rebecca has research fieldwork experience in Singapore, the United Kingdom and Sweden. 

Some of her recent research articles explore conceptualisations of luck and academic success among elite students; how aspirants encounter ‘reality tests‘ when navigating education to work transitions into weak-form occupations; institutional stability/change in national scholarship programmes and modifications in the valorisation of knowledge acquired by future governing elites.

Rebecca is Assistant Professor (biträdande universitetslektor) at the Department of Education, Stockholm University. In previous years, she has been a visiting academic at the Nanyang Technological University and the UCL Institute of Education. She earned her PhD in Sociology at Stockholm University and Master of Science in Sociology at the University of Oxford. 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.

More on her ongoing research can be found here, and on her teaching commitment and service activities here.

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