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Welcome to my personal website! 

I use this site to tell about my interests, share publications and other materials related to my research. In addition, I am regularly commenting on current trends in the world of transnational governance, education sectors, teaching and learning.

Since October 1st 2021, I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Taube Centre for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences. The Taube Centre is part of the Faculty of International and Political Studies, Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. This is the first year of the Taube Centre here. 

 

My project at the Taube Centre is called "The myths and promises of education: The cultural political economy of educationalisation in European Union governance". The project allows me to explore and write about topics that I have become increasingly interested in over the recent years.

At the same time, I am keen to learn more about Poland and this part of Europe, including the dynamics vis-a-vis the European Union. 

Research interests

Transnational governance and education are my principal research topics. I have worked with these issues in many different ways since the mid-2000s.

One of my continuous interests has been the varying outcomes of liberalisation and liberal ideology in education sectors across the globe over the last 30 years.  

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Publications

I have in recent years contributed with chapters to major anthologies and published in the international academic journals Comparative Education Review, Currículo sem Fronteiras, Discourse, European Educational Research Journal, and Globalisation, Societies and Education. 

Having authored several commissioned reports, I was also a main contributor to the report Rhetoric or game changer: Social dialogue and industrial relations in education midst EU governance and privatisation in Europe, issued in 2021 as part of the European Commission-funded project "Social dialogue and industrial relations in education: The challenges of multi-level governance and privatisation in Europe."

In addition, I regularly seek to reach a wider audience via blogposts and magazines. In November 2021, Didactief, a leading journal in the Netherlands for teachers, school leaders, researchers and policymakers, published my article "Wie stopt macht van de markt?" as their lead story (here is the English language manucript).