Professor Deborah Youdell

Head of School and Professor of Sociology of Education, University of Birmingham

Deborah’s work is concern with how inequalities are connected to subjectivities, everyday practices, pedagogy, institutional processes and policy. Her research has spanned issues of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, social class, ability and disability and has been underpinned by engagements with post-structural thinking about power, the subject, space, and the political.

She is at the forefront of the developing field of biosocial education, which brings emerging knowledge in the new biological sciences together with social science accounts of education to generate new insights into learning and the learner.

Her latest book Biosocial Education, co-authored with molecular biologist Martin R. Lindley, sets out an agenda for biosocial research in education.

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