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Research Profile

Dr Stuart Tannock 


Career Profile

I am originally from Toronto, Canada.  Before coming to Cardiff, I spent over a decade in California, first at Stanford University, where I received an interdisciplinary PhD in the social sciences and humanities (from the Program in Modern Thought and Literature); and then at the University of California, Berkeley, where I taught and worked on collaborative, community-based research projects for five years, through Berkeley’s Graduate School of Education, and its Center for Labor Research.

Teaching Profile

I teach on three of our core undergraduate education modules here at the School:

  • On the first year Education and Society module, I teach a unit on international and comparative education, and on thinking about education in a global context.
  • On the second year Sociology of Education module, I teach a semester on using education for social change, which involves looking at a range of different popular, radical, democratic and alternative approaches to education.
  • On the third year Conflict & Change in Education Policy module, I teach a semester on educational conflict and contestation, which involves looking at the role that social movements, teacher unions, parent and student groups, private sector actors, and international organisations are playing in shaping educational policy and practice in the UK and globally.

I also teach a MSc semester-long module on Critical Debates in Education.