Katherine is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow writing a comparative critical biography of Paulo Freire, Orlando Fals-Borda, and Muhammad Anisur Rahman.
She teaches life-writing and qualitative research methods and is a Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Life-Writing.
Mariela is conducting research on educational imaginaries and experiences of emptiness in rural villages that had permanent school closures (PI: Alis Oancea).
Prior to this role, she worked in the Rees Centre, where she conducted qualitative research on Innovation Programme Grants funded by the Department for Education (Lifelong Links and Staying Close projects).
She has a DPhil in Education and an MSt in International Human Rights Law from the University of Oxford. She has conducted research with hard-to-reach young people in different countries and has experience in policy and research. Voices from the Silent Cradles: Life Histories of Romania’s Looked-After Children is her latest book.