I am a philosopher of education who brings philosophical and theoretical texts and arguments to bear on matters relating to schooling in society. My work focuses particularly on the diversity of human experience. My first two single-authored books (both with Routledge) are Muslims and Islam In US Education: Reconsidering Multiculturalism and Questioning Allegiance: Resituating Civic Education. My third book which will be published with Cambridge University Press is entitled Beyond Virtue: The Politics of Educating Emotions. I have two more authored books in production at the moment: Contesting Education and Identity in Hong Kong (Routledge), and a co-authored text with Joyce Kahembe, Educational Assessment in Tanzania: A Sociocultural Perspective (Springer).

I also serve as an editor for the CERC Series in Comparative Studies in Education (Springer) and New Directions in the Philosophy of Education (Routledge), and as Deputy Editor for the leading journal in philosophy of education, Educational Philosophy and Theory. I am the Immediate Past President of the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia and the Immediate Past Director of the Comparative Education Research Centre.

I have experience working in the USA, England, ​Scotland, Mexico, Turkey, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, and Hong Kong. I grew up in Oregon, and did my MPhil at the University of Cambridge in 'Politics, Democracy and Education', and my PhD in philosophy of education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


My research focuses on moral philosophy and psychology, virtue ethics, and east-west comparative philosophy and theories of emotions. I'm happy to collaborate and work with students in these areas as well as media studies, feminist philosophy, sociology, and social justice in education. Feel free to send me your proposal and/or related publications if you are interested in working together for your PhD or as a postdoctral researcher.


liz at lizjackson.org

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