Christy Kulz

University of Cambridge, UK

> Break-out session Building coalitions: schools and communities

Christy Kulz is a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow at Cambridge University’s Faculty of Education working on a three year research grant entitled Governing schools, governing subjects: the academies programme, mobility dreamscapes and new formations of inequality. The project examines how the regulatory changes prompted by academy schools and multi-academy trusts in England are being lived through everyday practices, as well as how students, teachers and parents engage with the mobility dreamscapes promoted by academies. Her previous research focused on how race, class and inequality are reproduced through the neoliberal governance of education markets in urban space.

Dr Kulz completed a PhD in Sociology at Goldsmiths College that was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Her thesis was awarded the British Educational Research Association’s Doctoral Dissertation Award in 2014. She has worked as postdoctoral research fellow at Goldsmiths, as the lead researcher on a project for the Communities Empowerment Network focusing on school exclusions and social inequality and funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and as a research associate at the Open University’s Department of Social Policy and Criminology. Christy has been a Visiting Scholar at New York University and the University of Copenhagen. Her research monograph, Factories for Learning: producing raced and classed inequality in the neoliberal academy school, was recently published by Manchester University Press.

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