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, 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 (e.g. elite institutions), newer educational forms (e.g. higher vocational education), and processes that are undergoing change (e.g. transnational education strategies). She has research fieldwork experience in Singapore, the United Kingdom and Sweden. 

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.

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