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Dr Marta Cristina Azaola PhD


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Dr Marta Cristina Azaola is Lecturer within Southampton Education School at the University of Southampton.

Marta Cristina joined Southampton Education School in December 2009. Her areas of interest lie in the fields of sociology of education, focusing particularly on theories of social reproduction and critical theory. Her work is concerned with educational inequalities, including social participation in education in deprived areas. She has worked on a range of projects exploring the ways in which home-school-community links impact the educational and occupational trajectories of individuals in rural Mexico; issues of choice, opportunity, and wellbeing amongst migrant pupils as well as gender, mothering and leadership issues. A graduate of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, she holds an MA in Educational Research from Lancaster University and a PhD from the University of Bristol.






Research interests

I am interested in understanding social inequalities and how different school experiences affect peoples’ life opportunities and expectations. I am also interested in looking at people’s agency in contexts of social disadvantage in order to understand its role in people’s achievements. I would welcome proposals in related topics.

Research group

Social Justice and Inclusive Education (SJIE) Research Centre

Affiliate research group

Centre for Research in Inclusion

  • Faculty Ethics sub-committee member
  • National Investigator SNI-I CONACYT/National System of Researchers, Mexico
  • Editorial Board Member for the Mexican Journal of Educational Research
  • Member of the Mexican Educational Research Association (COMIE)


Book Chapters

    Azaola, M. C., & Kelly, A. (2015). Juxtaposing interpretations of research on school principalship. In P. Smeyers, D. Bridges, N. C. Burbules, & M. Griffiths (Eds.), International Handbook of Interpretation in Educational Research Methods. (pp. 1-13). (Springer International Handbooks of Education). Heidelberg, DE: Springer.
    Kelly, A., & Azaola, M. C. (2015). Student involvement in leadership. In Leading Learning: Process, Themes and Issues in International Contexts. (pp. 1-11). (Leadership for Learning Series). Abingdon, GB: Routledge.
    Azaola, M. C. (2013). Education in Mexico. In J. Ainsworth (Ed.), Sage Sociology of Education: An A-to-Z Guide. Georgia State University, USA: SAGE.
    Azaola, M. C. (2013). Extended kinship and education. In J. Ainsworth (Ed.), Sage Sociology of Education: an A-to-Z Guide. Georgia State University, US: SAGE.
    Azaola, M. C. (2010). Relazione famiglia -educazione in una zona rurale di Michoacán, Messico. In F. Gobbo, & C. Tallè (Eds.), Antropologia ed Educazione in America Latina. (pp. 231-243). (Etnografia dell'educazione; Vol. 3). Rome, IT: CISU.



Module leader for

  • EDUC 1039 Education in other countries (BSc)
  • EDUC 2027 Internationalisation and Education (BSc)
  • EDUC6343 Globalisation and Internationalisation in Education (MSc)
  • PhD and Masters’ supervisions
Dr Marta Cristina Azaola
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