Dr Cristina Azaola is a Lecturer in Education at Southampton Education School. Cristina's work is concerned with educational inequalities, specifically, educational inclusion and exclusion in deprived urban and rural areas.
She employs a broad range of qualitative approaches and has conducted research in a variety of international contexts with a special focus in Mexico.
Cristina is also Associate Director of the MSc in Education.
- Social inclusion and exclusion through schooling
- School belonging in urban and rural educational settings
- Education inequalities: the public and private school divide
- Migration and education
Cristina is interested in understanding social inequalities and how different school experiences affect peoples’ life opportunities and expectations.
She is also interested in looking at people’s agency in contexts of social disadvantage in order to understand its role in people’s achievements and would welcome proposals in related topics.
Current PhD Students
Module leader for
- EDUC 1039 Education in other countries (BSc)
- EDUC 2027 Internationalisation and Education (BSc)
- EDUC6457 Globalisation and Education Policy (MSc)
- PhD and Masters’ supervisions
External roles and responsibilities
Cristina is 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.
- Revisiting Bourdieu: alternative educational systems in the light of the theory of social and cultural reproduction (2015)