I research what goes on at the intersection of education and labour markets, paying special attention to trajectories 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 studies 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 both the private and public sectors, for the foreign service, as well as conducted research for policy and practice. I have also been engaged in  infrastructure development, research communication and media relations.

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