School of Education

Elite Universities and the Making of Privilege - public lecture

Dr Martin Myers and co-author Professor Kalwant Bhopal will be discussing their book, Elite Universities and the Making of Privilege, at a public lecture on 22 January organised by CY Cergy Paris Université

Book description

Providing an extraordinary picture of the inner workings of elite universities, Elite Universities and the Making of Privilege draws on current debates on education and inequality and considers the relevance of universities’ global brand identities.

Using the work of Bourdieu and critical race theory to explore how identity, experience and family background affects how people navigate the social space of the university, this book is underpinned with empirical research that considers different social, economic and educational contexts. Using interview accounts of graduate students, this book highlights ambiguities in how eliteness works as both a recognisable marker of institutional status and a marker that is rarely quantified or defined.

Combining intellectually rigorous, accessible and controversial chapters, Elite Universities and the Making of Privilege is crucial reading for anyone looking to understand how race and class affect those navigating elite universities.

Event details

Fruther details can be found on the event webpage.

Dr Myers and Professor Bhopal will also attend a second lecture on 25 January at the Université de Bourgogne.



Posted on Monday 15th January 2024

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