Department of Education

Lynn Schneider

DPhil Student

College Affiliation: Wolfson College

Lynn Schneider is a DPhil student at the University of Oxford. Her research focusses on education policy, especially in the field of higher education.

Her previous research explored Syrian refugees’ experiences of accessing higher education in Germany. Her DPhil is concerned with examining British universities’ response to the legal framework of counter-terrorism legislation and the broader political discourse of ‘radicalisation’. Here, she qualitatively explores the ways in which UK universities are translating the Prevent Legislation of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act into higher education policies and practices. More broadly, the project contributes to interdisciplinary understanding of the changing relationship between universities and the state, and its implications for the visions and values on which higher education governance and management are based.

Prior to pursuing the DPhil in Education, Lynn graduated with distinction from the Oxford MSc in Comparative and International Education. She also holds a double degree in German Literature and Language and Education from the University of Cologne. Lynn conducts tutorials in Comparative and International Education and Environmental Education. She has also worked as a research assistant for the Foundation for UNESCO – Education for Children in Need, as a language instructor for refugees and asylum seekers in Germany, and as a pre-school teacher and educator in Palestine and Germany.


Schneider, L (2018): Access and Aspirations: Syrian Refugees’ Experiences of Entering Higher Education in Germany. Research in Comparative and International Education, 13(3), pp 457-478


Counter-Terrorism and Security on Campus: A Case Study of the Implementation of the Prevent Legislation in UK Higher Education Institutions.

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