Before coming to Oxford Kristine received BAs from Sciences Po Paris and Columbia University.
Subsequently she completed internships with the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs in the German state Hesse and worked as a project assistant for Mercator Foundation, one of the biggest private foundations in the field of education in Germany. She also worked as a German teacher for the Goethe Institute in Chennai, India.
Kristine completed the MSc in Comparative and International Education at the Oxford University Department of Education. Since spring 2016 she works as a research assistant at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment.
For her DPhil research she focuses on naturalisation tests- the teaching and testing of citizenship to immigrants wanting to become citizens. Dr Therese N. Hopfenbeck and Dr Liam Gearon are co-supervisors for this project. In the fall of 2017 I was a visiting researcher at the Migration and Diversity Research Unit of the WZB Social Science Research Centre Berlin.
Kristine has presented her DPhil research as well as elements of the research projects she supports as a research assistant in international conferences in the UK, Czech Republic, Germany, and the Netherlands.
Title of Thesis
Welcoming and Othering- Civic immigrant education in Germany and the United Kingdom
- Opposs, D. & Görgen, K. (2018). What is Standard Setting. in Baird, J.-A., Gray, L., Isaacs, T. & Opposs, D., (Eds.) Exam standards: how measures & meanings differ around the world. London: UCL Institute of Education Press.
- Isaacs, T. & Görgen, K. (2018). Culture, context and controversies in standard settin in Baird, J.-A., Gray, L., Isaacs, T. & Opposs, D., (Eds.) Exam standards: how measures & meanings differ around the world. London: UCL Institute of Education Press.
- Hopfenbeck, T. & Görgen, K. (2017) ‘Media, Policy and Public responses to PISA in Norway and England’. European Educational Research Journal. SAGE Publications.