Leonora Dugonjic-Rodwin

Affiliated Associate professor at Department of Education

Visiting address:
von Kraemers allé 1 A
752 37 Uppsala
Postal address:
Box 2136
750 02 Uppsala

Short presentation

Associate Professor in Sociology of Education, I teach sociology of education and culture, general sociology, and social science methodology. Developing a field-analytic approach of inequality in transnational settings, I explore privileged forms of education, social mobility, everyday nationalism, transnational strategies, migration itineraries, and the social construction of “needs” and markets.

Keywords: social inequality ethnography internationalisation migration globalization digitalization social exclusion privatization transnational history transnational educational strategies geometric data analysis symbolic goods social mobility elites priviledge social field theory

In 2021, Leonora Dugonjic-Rodwin was awarded the title of Associate Professor in Sociology of Education by Uppsala University, where she was recruited as a guest researcher in 2019. Her expertise lies in internationalization and migration across diverse empirical objects: postcolonial students in higher education, internationally mobile teachers, and transnational certification of upper secondary schools.

Her research paves the way toward a field-analytic approach of inequality in transnational settings by exploring privileged forms of education, migration, national identity, transnational strategies, and the social construction of “needs” and markets. In previous work, she conducted socio-historical studies, analyzing the interconnections between social and geographic mobility. Her forthcoming book, The Privilege of a Transnational Education: A Historical Sociology of the International Baccalaureate (Presses Universitaires de Rennes, coll. Le Sens social, in press for March 2022), combines multi-sited ethnography of schools and reviews of public and private archives with quantitative analyses on a global scale. Publications in English include the peer-reviewed journals Ethnography (accepted), International Studies in Sociology of Education, Education Comparée, Unesco’s Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, and Paedagogica Historica.

Before joining Uppsala, she was a Swiss National Science Fellow at Humboldt University in Berlin, Visiting Scholar at NYU History Department, Research Associate at the CNRS in Paris and Associate Coordinator of the European Project, International Cooperation in the Social Sciences and Humanities: Comparative Socio-Historical Perspectives and Future Possibilities (INTERCO-SSH).

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Leonora Dugonjic-Rodwin