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Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Yunfei Ma is a doctoral student in the Department of Education conducting research in the field of international higher education.

Following his B.A. (First Class) at the University of Durham, Yunfei was awarded with MSc (Distinction) from the Department of Education, University of Oxford prior to his DPhil studies. He has also worked as a research assistant on the project Transnational academic mobility to global south: an exploratory study of international faculty in China.

Yunfei’s DPhil research focuses on global academic publishing and its relationship with knowledge formation, codification and dissemination. His research interest primarily lies in the geo-politics of knowledge production, global epistemic governance, China’s Humanities and Social Sciences research, and the philosophy of power.

Supervisors

Ariel Lindorff and Xin Xu

Sarah has a background in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management and Rural Community Development.

She has been working for the past 8 years in the sustainable development sector. Aware of the importance of educating students about biodiversity, natural resources, and environmental issues to promote the sustainability of the environment and our societies, Sarah is currently conducting her DPhil in environmental education. She will be assessing the integration of environmental education in the Lebanese curriculum, assessing the status of students’ environmental awareness, and identifying ways to enhance environmental education via the Threshold Concepts framework and via partnerships between the developmental and educational sectors.

 

Supervisors

Jenny Wynn and Steve Puttick

 

Publications

  • Karam, S., Kreidy, C., Bechara, N., Bou Harb, C., Abu Nasr, Y., and Hamadeh, S. (2022) Promoting Innovative Alternatives – The Urban Oasis Case Study, The Blessed Tree Magazine November 2022
  • Abi Said M., Bou Shroush J., Karam S., Shaib H. 2022. Intestinal parasites of Apodemus mystacinus along altitudinal stratification of Ibrahim River – Mount Lebanon. Annals of Parasitology, 68(2): 227-239.
  • Karam, S., Martiniello, G., Chalak, A., Abi-Said, M., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2021). Biosphere Reserves in Lebanon: Rifts between Conservation Discourse and Practice. Sustainability, 13(22), 12411.
  • Tawk, S. T., Chedid, M., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2019). Challenges and Sustainability of Wheat Production in a Levantine Breadbasket. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development8(4), 1-17.‏
  • Chedid, M., Tawk, S. T., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2018). The Lebanese Kishk: A Traditional Dairy Product in a Changing Local Food System. Journal of Food Research, 7: 16.
  • Abi-Said, M.R. and S. Karam. 2017. Morphological, cranial study and habitat preference of Mus macedonicus (Petrov & Ruzic, 1983) (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Lebanon. Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences 10(4): 235-237.
  • Karam, S. & Issa, D. (2015). Évaluation de la biodiversité sur deux sections du LMT. The Magazine of the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association, 4.

Robin’s research is broadly concerned with the lived, experiences and identities of genderqueer+ youth in the Czech Republic. In his research, he aims not only to understand genderqueer+ youth’s experiences, but he strives to feed into ongoing Czech trans and genderqueer+ activism and advocacy through collaboration with local youth activist collectives.

As the queerness of Robin’s research reflects his own queerness, he also seeks to queer academia and research by challenging conventional means of doing research and hegemonic forms of knowledge.

Supervisors

David Mills and Velda Elliott

Pat is the Deputy Chief Executive of a large College Group.

A qualified accountant, she is accountable to the Corporation Board for the Group’s Estate, sustainability and for maintaining the Group’s outstanding financial health grade. Her specialisms include Leadership and Management, Identification and Application of Funding Streams as well as leading the Group in new acquisitions, ventures and developments. Pat is using her vast experience of public sector finances to explore the intersection of accounting, leadership and purpose.

Supervisors

James Robson and Ariel Lindorff

Yusuf completed his Qur’ān memorization in the UK in 2010 and then undertook his Qur’ānic & Arabic language studies in Alexandria, Egypt, in 2011 and subsequently received an Ijāzah (a traditional form of permission to transmit classical knowledge) which qualified him to teach the recitation of the Holy Qur’ān.

Between 2012 – 2017, Yusuf was engaged with his undergraduate studies in London whilst working as a peripatetic classroom teacher in Berkshire. In 2016, Yusuf trained as a psychotherapeutic school counsellor at the Tavistock & Portman Clinic (NHS), London, and then he graduated with a BEd in Working with children: Education & Wellbeing (First Class Hons.) and Psychology for Education Professionals (Merit) from UCL (Institute of Education) & Birkbeck University of London, respectively, in 2017.

In 2019, Yusuf received a scholarship of academic excellence which allowed him to complete an MSc in Anthropology of Childhood, Youth & Education  (Distinction) at Brunel University, London. His research focused on an ethnographic study of Qurānic memorization in the UK.

Between 2020 – 2023 Yusuf spent three years as an Islamic Studies teacher in the UAE whereby he completed his NPQLT with UCL (Institute of Education). Meanwhile, parallel to his work in the classroom, he also worked alongside a UK-based NGO on international educational development programmes in the regions of West Africa and The Levant, contributing on teacher training and curriculum development for Islamic Studies.

In 2023, Yusuf completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Psychology with Cambridge Muslim College (CMC). His studies at CMC allowed him to examine the epistemological, scientific, and social transformations that gave birth to modern subjectivity and the concomitant development of modern psychology. He also focused on developing the necessary theoretical knowledge of the classical Islamic approaches to the ‘science of the soul’ or psychology by rigorously exploring classical sources in the three areas of: philosophy/theology, spirituality, law & ethics, and spiritual and physical medicine.

As an Islamic educational anthropologist and psychotherapeutic school counsellor by training, Yusuf is keen to explore the critical place of values education, Islamic psychology, and Islamic educational philosophy, within the delivery of pastoral care at schools in contemporary Britain.

Yusuf currently lives in the Midlands with his family and works as a Faith & Character Education Lead at one of Star Academies’ faith schools. He is also a teaching fellow at Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicestershire. Outside of work and studies, he enjoys: spending time with his family and friends, traveling, hiking and playing pool.

Supervisors

Nigel Fancourt and Terence Lovat

Having started at Oxford for an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Theology in 2018, Anna continued her studies with a PGCE (Religious Education), MSc (Higher Education) and now a DPhil. My research explores the use of religious scripture as a primary text in Religious Education classrooms.

MSc Dissertation: FE and HE or FE versus HE: an analysis of perspectives from college and university leaders in England

 

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Liam Guilfoyle

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Yunfei Ma is a doctoral student in the Department of Education conducting research in the field of international higher education.

Following his B.A. (First Class) at the University of Durham, Yunfei was awarded with MSc (Distinction) from the Department of Education, University of Oxford prior to his DPhil studies. He has also worked as a research assistant on the project Transnational academic mobility to global south: an exploratory study of international faculty in China.

Yunfei’s DPhil research focuses on global academic publishing and its relationship with knowledge formation, codification and dissemination. His research interest primarily lies in the geo-politics of knowledge production, global epistemic governance, China’s Humanities and Social Sciences research, and the philosophy of power.

Supervisors

Ariel Lindorff and Xin Xu

Sarah has a background in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management and Rural Community Development.

She has been working for the past 8 years in the sustainable development sector. Aware of the importance of educating students about biodiversity, natural resources, and environmental issues to promote the sustainability of the environment and our societies, Sarah is currently conducting her DPhil in environmental education. She will be assessing the integration of environmental education in the Lebanese curriculum, assessing the status of students’ environmental awareness, and identifying ways to enhance environmental education via the Threshold Concepts framework and via partnerships between the developmental and educational sectors.

 

Supervisors

Jenny Wynn and Steve Puttick

 

Publications

  • Karam, S., Kreidy, C., Bechara, N., Bou Harb, C., Abu Nasr, Y., and Hamadeh, S. (2022) Promoting Innovative Alternatives – The Urban Oasis Case Study, The Blessed Tree Magazine November 2022
  • Abi Said M., Bou Shroush J., Karam S., Shaib H. 2022. Intestinal parasites of Apodemus mystacinus along altitudinal stratification of Ibrahim River – Mount Lebanon. Annals of Parasitology, 68(2): 227-239.
  • Karam, S., Martiniello, G., Chalak, A., Abi-Said, M., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2021). Biosphere Reserves in Lebanon: Rifts between Conservation Discourse and Practice. Sustainability, 13(22), 12411.
  • Tawk, S. T., Chedid, M., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2019). Challenges and Sustainability of Wheat Production in a Levantine Breadbasket. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development8(4), 1-17.‏
  • Chedid, M., Tawk, S. T., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2018). The Lebanese Kishk: A Traditional Dairy Product in a Changing Local Food System. Journal of Food Research, 7: 16.
  • Abi-Said, M.R. and S. Karam. 2017. Morphological, cranial study and habitat preference of Mus macedonicus (Petrov & Ruzic, 1983) (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Lebanon. Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences 10(4): 235-237.
  • Karam, S. & Issa, D. (2015). Évaluation de la biodiversité sur deux sections du LMT. The Magazine of the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association, 4.

Robin’s research is broadly concerned with the lived, experiences and identities of genderqueer+ youth in the Czech Republic. In his research, he aims not only to understand genderqueer+ youth’s experiences, but he strives to feed into ongoing Czech trans and genderqueer+ activism and advocacy through collaboration with local youth activist collectives.

As the queerness of Robin’s research reflects his own queerness, he also seeks to queer academia and research by challenging conventional means of doing research and hegemonic forms of knowledge.

Supervisors

David Mills and Velda Elliott

Pat is the Deputy Chief Executive of a large College Group.

A qualified accountant, she is accountable to the Corporation Board for the Group’s Estate, sustainability and for maintaining the Group’s outstanding financial health grade. Her specialisms include Leadership and Management, Identification and Application of Funding Streams as well as leading the Group in new acquisitions, ventures and developments. Pat is using her vast experience of public sector finances to explore the intersection of accounting, leadership and purpose.

Supervisors

James Robson and Ariel Lindorff

Yusuf completed his Qur’ān memorization in the UK in 2010 and then undertook his Qur’ānic & Arabic language studies in Alexandria, Egypt, in 2011 and subsequently received an Ijāzah (a traditional form of permission to transmit classical knowledge) which qualified him to teach the recitation of the Holy Qur’ān.

Between 2012 – 2017, Yusuf was engaged with his undergraduate studies in London whilst working as a peripatetic classroom teacher in Berkshire. In 2016, Yusuf trained as a psychotherapeutic school counsellor at the Tavistock & Portman Clinic (NHS), London, and then he graduated with a BEd in Working with children: Education & Wellbeing (First Class Hons.) and Psychology for Education Professionals (Merit) from UCL (Institute of Education) & Birkbeck University of London, respectively, in 2017.

In 2019, Yusuf received a scholarship of academic excellence which allowed him to complete an MSc in Anthropology of Childhood, Youth & Education  (Distinction) at Brunel University, London. His research focused on an ethnographic study of Qurānic memorization in the UK.

Between 2020 – 2023 Yusuf spent three years as an Islamic Studies teacher in the UAE whereby he completed his NPQLT with UCL (Institute of Education). Meanwhile, parallel to his work in the classroom, he also worked alongside a UK-based NGO on international educational development programmes in the regions of West Africa and The Levant, contributing on teacher training and curriculum development for Islamic Studies.

In 2023, Yusuf completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Psychology with Cambridge Muslim College (CMC). His studies at CMC allowed him to examine the epistemological, scientific, and social transformations that gave birth to modern subjectivity and the concomitant development of modern psychology. He also focused on developing the necessary theoretical knowledge of the classical Islamic approaches to the ‘science of the soul’ or psychology by rigorously exploring classical sources in the three areas of: philosophy/theology, spirituality, law & ethics, and spiritual and physical medicine.

As an Islamic educational anthropologist and psychotherapeutic school counsellor by training, Yusuf is keen to explore the critical place of values education, Islamic psychology, and Islamic educational philosophy, within the delivery of pastoral care at schools in contemporary Britain.

Yusuf currently lives in the Midlands with his family and works as a Faith & Character Education Lead at one of Star Academies’ faith schools. He is also a teaching fellow at Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicestershire. Outside of work and studies, he enjoys: spending time with his family and friends, traveling, hiking and playing pool.

Supervisors

Nigel Fancourt and Terence Lovat

Having started at Oxford for an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Theology in 2018, Anna continued her studies with a PGCE (Religious Education), MSc (Higher Education) and now a DPhil. My research explores the use of religious scripture as a primary text in Religious Education classrooms.

MSc Dissertation: FE and HE or FE versus HE: an analysis of perspectives from college and university leaders in England

 

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Liam Guilfoyle

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Yunfei Ma is a doctoral student in the Department of Education conducting research in the field of international higher education.

Following his B.A. (First Class) at the University of Durham, Yunfei was awarded with MSc (Distinction) from the Department of Education, University of Oxford prior to his DPhil studies. He has also worked as a research assistant on the project Transnational academic mobility to global south: an exploratory study of international faculty in China.

Yunfei’s DPhil research focuses on global academic publishing and its relationship with knowledge formation, codification and dissemination. His research interest primarily lies in the geo-politics of knowledge production, global epistemic governance, China’s Humanities and Social Sciences research, and the philosophy of power.

Supervisors

Ariel Lindorff and Xin Xu

Sarah has a background in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management and Rural Community Development.

She has been working for the past 8 years in the sustainable development sector. Aware of the importance of educating students about biodiversity, natural resources, and environmental issues to promote the sustainability of the environment and our societies, Sarah is currently conducting her DPhil in environmental education. She will be assessing the integration of environmental education in the Lebanese curriculum, assessing the status of students’ environmental awareness, and identifying ways to enhance environmental education via the Threshold Concepts framework and via partnerships between the developmental and educational sectors.

 

Supervisors

Jenny Wynn and Steve Puttick

 

Publications

  • Karam, S., Kreidy, C., Bechara, N., Bou Harb, C., Abu Nasr, Y., and Hamadeh, S. (2022) Promoting Innovative Alternatives – The Urban Oasis Case Study, The Blessed Tree Magazine November 2022
  • Abi Said M., Bou Shroush J., Karam S., Shaib H. 2022. Intestinal parasites of Apodemus mystacinus along altitudinal stratification of Ibrahim River – Mount Lebanon. Annals of Parasitology, 68(2): 227-239.
  • Karam, S., Martiniello, G., Chalak, A., Abi-Said, M., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2021). Biosphere Reserves in Lebanon: Rifts between Conservation Discourse and Practice. Sustainability, 13(22), 12411.
  • Tawk, S. T., Chedid, M., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2019). Challenges and Sustainability of Wheat Production in a Levantine Breadbasket. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development8(4), 1-17.‏
  • Chedid, M., Tawk, S. T., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2018). The Lebanese Kishk: A Traditional Dairy Product in a Changing Local Food System. Journal of Food Research, 7: 16.
  • Abi-Said, M.R. and S. Karam. 2017. Morphological, cranial study and habitat preference of Mus macedonicus (Petrov & Ruzic, 1983) (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Lebanon. Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences 10(4): 235-237.
  • Karam, S. & Issa, D. (2015). Évaluation de la biodiversité sur deux sections du LMT. The Magazine of the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association, 4.

Robin’s research is broadly concerned with the lived, experiences and identities of genderqueer+ youth in the Czech Republic. In his research, he aims not only to understand genderqueer+ youth’s experiences, but he strives to feed into ongoing Czech trans and genderqueer+ activism and advocacy through collaboration with local youth activist collectives.

As the queerness of Robin’s research reflects his own queerness, he also seeks to queer academia and research by challenging conventional means of doing research and hegemonic forms of knowledge.

Supervisors

David Mills and Velda Elliott

Pat is the Deputy Chief Executive of a large College Group.

A qualified accountant, she is accountable to the Corporation Board for the Group’s Estate, sustainability and for maintaining the Group’s outstanding financial health grade. Her specialisms include Leadership and Management, Identification and Application of Funding Streams as well as leading the Group in new acquisitions, ventures and developments. Pat is using her vast experience of public sector finances to explore the intersection of accounting, leadership and purpose.

Supervisors

James Robson and Ariel Lindorff

Yusuf completed his Qur’ān memorization in the UK in 2010 and then undertook his Qur’ānic & Arabic language studies in Alexandria, Egypt, in 2011 and subsequently received an Ijāzah (a traditional form of permission to transmit classical knowledge) which qualified him to teach the recitation of the Holy Qur’ān.

Between 2012 – 2017, Yusuf was engaged with his undergraduate studies in London whilst working as a peripatetic classroom teacher in Berkshire. In 2016, Yusuf trained as a psychotherapeutic school counsellor at the Tavistock & Portman Clinic (NHS), London, and then he graduated with a BEd in Working with children: Education & Wellbeing (First Class Hons.) and Psychology for Education Professionals (Merit) from UCL (Institute of Education) & Birkbeck University of London, respectively, in 2017.

In 2019, Yusuf received a scholarship of academic excellence which allowed him to complete an MSc in Anthropology of Childhood, Youth & Education  (Distinction) at Brunel University, London. His research focused on an ethnographic study of Qurānic memorization in the UK.

Between 2020 – 2023 Yusuf spent three years as an Islamic Studies teacher in the UAE whereby he completed his NPQLT with UCL (Institute of Education). Meanwhile, parallel to his work in the classroom, he also worked alongside a UK-based NGO on international educational development programmes in the regions of West Africa and The Levant, contributing on teacher training and curriculum development for Islamic Studies.

In 2023, Yusuf completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Psychology with Cambridge Muslim College (CMC). His studies at CMC allowed him to examine the epistemological, scientific, and social transformations that gave birth to modern subjectivity and the concomitant development of modern psychology. He also focused on developing the necessary theoretical knowledge of the classical Islamic approaches to the ‘science of the soul’ or psychology by rigorously exploring classical sources in the three areas of: philosophy/theology, spirituality, law & ethics, and spiritual and physical medicine.

As an Islamic educational anthropologist and psychotherapeutic school counsellor by training, Yusuf is keen to explore the critical place of values education, Islamic psychology, and Islamic educational philosophy, within the delivery of pastoral care at schools in contemporary Britain.

Yusuf currently lives in the Midlands with his family and works as a Faith & Character Education Lead at one of Star Academies’ faith schools. He is also a teaching fellow at Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicestershire. Outside of work and studies, he enjoys: spending time with his family and friends, traveling, hiking and playing pool.

Supervisors

Nigel Fancourt and Terence Lovat

Having started at Oxford for an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Theology in 2018, Anna continued her studies with a PGCE (Religious Education), MSc (Higher Education) and now a DPhil. My research explores the use of religious scripture as a primary text in Religious Education classrooms.

MSc Dissertation: FE and HE or FE versus HE: an analysis of perspectives from college and university leaders in England

 

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Liam Guilfoyle

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Yunfei Ma is a doctoral student in the Department of Education conducting research in the field of international higher education.

Following his B.A. (First Class) at the University of Durham, Yunfei was awarded with MSc (Distinction) from the Department of Education, University of Oxford prior to his DPhil studies. He has also worked as a research assistant on the project Transnational academic mobility to global south: an exploratory study of international faculty in China.

Yunfei’s DPhil research focuses on global academic publishing and its relationship with knowledge formation, codification and dissemination. His research interest primarily lies in the geo-politics of knowledge production, global epistemic governance, China’s Humanities and Social Sciences research, and the philosophy of power.

Supervisors

Ariel Lindorff and Xin Xu

Sarah has a background in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management and Rural Community Development.

She has been working for the past 8 years in the sustainable development sector. Aware of the importance of educating students about biodiversity, natural resources, and environmental issues to promote the sustainability of the environment and our societies, Sarah is currently conducting her DPhil in environmental education. She will be assessing the integration of environmental education in the Lebanese curriculum, assessing the status of students’ environmental awareness, and identifying ways to enhance environmental education via the Threshold Concepts framework and via partnerships between the developmental and educational sectors.

 

Supervisors

Jenny Wynn and Steve Puttick

 

Publications

  • Karam, S., Kreidy, C., Bechara, N., Bou Harb, C., Abu Nasr, Y., and Hamadeh, S. (2022) Promoting Innovative Alternatives – The Urban Oasis Case Study, The Blessed Tree Magazine November 2022
  • Abi Said M., Bou Shroush J., Karam S., Shaib H. 2022. Intestinal parasites of Apodemus mystacinus along altitudinal stratification of Ibrahim River – Mount Lebanon. Annals of Parasitology, 68(2): 227-239.
  • Karam, S., Martiniello, G., Chalak, A., Abi-Said, M., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2021). Biosphere Reserves in Lebanon: Rifts between Conservation Discourse and Practice. Sustainability, 13(22), 12411.
  • Tawk, S. T., Chedid, M., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2019). Challenges and Sustainability of Wheat Production in a Levantine Breadbasket. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development8(4), 1-17.‏
  • Chedid, M., Tawk, S. T., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2018). The Lebanese Kishk: A Traditional Dairy Product in a Changing Local Food System. Journal of Food Research, 7: 16.
  • Abi-Said, M.R. and S. Karam. 2017. Morphological, cranial study and habitat preference of Mus macedonicus (Petrov & Ruzic, 1983) (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Lebanon. Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences 10(4): 235-237.
  • Karam, S. & Issa, D. (2015). Évaluation de la biodiversité sur deux sections du LMT. The Magazine of the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association, 4.

Robin’s research is broadly concerned with the lived, experiences and identities of genderqueer+ youth in the Czech Republic. In his research, he aims not only to understand genderqueer+ youth’s experiences, but he strives to feed into ongoing Czech trans and genderqueer+ activism and advocacy through collaboration with local youth activist collectives.

As the queerness of Robin’s research reflects his own queerness, he also seeks to queer academia and research by challenging conventional means of doing research and hegemonic forms of knowledge.

Supervisors

David Mills and Velda Elliott

Pat is the Deputy Chief Executive of a large College Group.

A qualified accountant, she is accountable to the Corporation Board for the Group’s Estate, sustainability and for maintaining the Group’s outstanding financial health grade. Her specialisms include Leadership and Management, Identification and Application of Funding Streams as well as leading the Group in new acquisitions, ventures and developments. Pat is using her vast experience of public sector finances to explore the intersection of accounting, leadership and purpose.

Supervisors

James Robson and Ariel Lindorff

Yusuf completed his Qur’ān memorization in the UK in 2010 and then undertook his Qur’ānic & Arabic language studies in Alexandria, Egypt, in 2011 and subsequently received an Ijāzah (a traditional form of permission to transmit classical knowledge) which qualified him to teach the recitation of the Holy Qur’ān.

Between 2012 – 2017, Yusuf was engaged with his undergraduate studies in London whilst working as a peripatetic classroom teacher in Berkshire. In 2016, Yusuf trained as a psychotherapeutic school counsellor at the Tavistock & Portman Clinic (NHS), London, and then he graduated with a BEd in Working with children: Education & Wellbeing (First Class Hons.) and Psychology for Education Professionals (Merit) from UCL (Institute of Education) & Birkbeck University of London, respectively, in 2017.

In 2019, Yusuf received a scholarship of academic excellence which allowed him to complete an MSc in Anthropology of Childhood, Youth & Education  (Distinction) at Brunel University, London. His research focused on an ethnographic study of Qurānic memorization in the UK.

Between 2020 – 2023 Yusuf spent three years as an Islamic Studies teacher in the UAE whereby he completed his NPQLT with UCL (Institute of Education). Meanwhile, parallel to his work in the classroom, he also worked alongside a UK-based NGO on international educational development programmes in the regions of West Africa and The Levant, contributing on teacher training and curriculum development for Islamic Studies.

In 2023, Yusuf completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Psychology with Cambridge Muslim College (CMC). His studies at CMC allowed him to examine the epistemological, scientific, and social transformations that gave birth to modern subjectivity and the concomitant development of modern psychology. He also focused on developing the necessary theoretical knowledge of the classical Islamic approaches to the ‘science of the soul’ or psychology by rigorously exploring classical sources in the three areas of: philosophy/theology, spirituality, law & ethics, and spiritual and physical medicine.

As an Islamic educational anthropologist and psychotherapeutic school counsellor by training, Yusuf is keen to explore the critical place of values education, Islamic psychology, and Islamic educational philosophy, within the delivery of pastoral care at schools in contemporary Britain.

Yusuf currently lives in the Midlands with his family and works as a Faith & Character Education Lead at one of Star Academies’ faith schools. He is also a teaching fellow at Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicestershire. Outside of work and studies, he enjoys: spending time with his family and friends, traveling, hiking and playing pool.

Supervisors

Nigel Fancourt and Terence Lovat

Having started at Oxford for an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Theology in 2018, Anna continued her studies with a PGCE (Religious Education), MSc (Higher Education) and now a DPhil. My research explores the use of religious scripture as a primary text in Religious Education classrooms.

MSc Dissertation: FE and HE or FE versus HE: an analysis of perspectives from college and university leaders in England

 

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Liam Guilfoyle

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Yunfei Ma is a doctoral student in the Department of Education conducting research in the field of international higher education.

Following his B.A. (First Class) at the University of Durham, Yunfei was awarded with MSc (Distinction) from the Department of Education, University of Oxford prior to his DPhil studies. He has also worked as a research assistant on the project Transnational academic mobility to global south: an exploratory study of international faculty in China.

Yunfei’s DPhil research focuses on global academic publishing and its relationship with knowledge formation, codification and dissemination. His research interest primarily lies in the geo-politics of knowledge production, global epistemic governance, China’s Humanities and Social Sciences research, and the philosophy of power.

Supervisors

Ariel Lindorff and Xin Xu

Sarah has a background in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management and Rural Community Development.

She has been working for the past 8 years in the sustainable development sector. Aware of the importance of educating students about biodiversity, natural resources, and environmental issues to promote the sustainability of the environment and our societies, Sarah is currently conducting her DPhil in environmental education. She will be assessing the integration of environmental education in the Lebanese curriculum, assessing the status of students’ environmental awareness, and identifying ways to enhance environmental education via the Threshold Concepts framework and via partnerships between the developmental and educational sectors.

 

Supervisors

Jenny Wynn and Steve Puttick

 

Publications

  • Karam, S., Kreidy, C., Bechara, N., Bou Harb, C., Abu Nasr, Y., and Hamadeh, S. (2022) Promoting Innovative Alternatives – The Urban Oasis Case Study, The Blessed Tree Magazine November 2022
  • Abi Said M., Bou Shroush J., Karam S., Shaib H. 2022. Intestinal parasites of Apodemus mystacinus along altitudinal stratification of Ibrahim River – Mount Lebanon. Annals of Parasitology, 68(2): 227-239.
  • Karam, S., Martiniello, G., Chalak, A., Abi-Said, M., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2021). Biosphere Reserves in Lebanon: Rifts between Conservation Discourse and Practice. Sustainability, 13(22), 12411.
  • Tawk, S. T., Chedid, M., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2019). Challenges and Sustainability of Wheat Production in a Levantine Breadbasket. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development8(4), 1-17.‏
  • Chedid, M., Tawk, S. T., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2018). The Lebanese Kishk: A Traditional Dairy Product in a Changing Local Food System. Journal of Food Research, 7: 16.
  • Abi-Said, M.R. and S. Karam. 2017. Morphological, cranial study and habitat preference of Mus macedonicus (Petrov & Ruzic, 1983) (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Lebanon. Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences 10(4): 235-237.
  • Karam, S. & Issa, D. (2015). Évaluation de la biodiversité sur deux sections du LMT. The Magazine of the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association, 4.

Robin’s research is broadly concerned with the lived, experiences and identities of genderqueer+ youth in the Czech Republic. In his research, he aims not only to understand genderqueer+ youth’s experiences, but he strives to feed into ongoing Czech trans and genderqueer+ activism and advocacy through collaboration with local youth activist collectives.

As the queerness of Robin’s research reflects his own queerness, he also seeks to queer academia and research by challenging conventional means of doing research and hegemonic forms of knowledge.

Supervisors

David Mills and Velda Elliott

Pat is the Deputy Chief Executive of a large College Group.

A qualified accountant, she is accountable to the Corporation Board for the Group’s Estate, sustainability and for maintaining the Group’s outstanding financial health grade. Her specialisms include Leadership and Management, Identification and Application of Funding Streams as well as leading the Group in new acquisitions, ventures and developments. Pat is using her vast experience of public sector finances to explore the intersection of accounting, leadership and purpose.

Supervisors

James Robson and Ariel Lindorff

Yusuf completed his Qur’ān memorization in the UK in 2010 and then undertook his Qur’ānic & Arabic language studies in Alexandria, Egypt, in 2011 and subsequently received an Ijāzah (a traditional form of permission to transmit classical knowledge) which qualified him to teach the recitation of the Holy Qur’ān.

Between 2012 – 2017, Yusuf was engaged with his undergraduate studies in London whilst working as a peripatetic classroom teacher in Berkshire. In 2016, Yusuf trained as a psychotherapeutic school counsellor at the Tavistock & Portman Clinic (NHS), London, and then he graduated with a BEd in Working with children: Education & Wellbeing (First Class Hons.) and Psychology for Education Professionals (Merit) from UCL (Institute of Education) & Birkbeck University of London, respectively, in 2017.

In 2019, Yusuf received a scholarship of academic excellence which allowed him to complete an MSc in Anthropology of Childhood, Youth & Education  (Distinction) at Brunel University, London. His research focused on an ethnographic study of Qurānic memorization in the UK.

Between 2020 – 2023 Yusuf spent three years as an Islamic Studies teacher in the UAE whereby he completed his NPQLT with UCL (Institute of Education). Meanwhile, parallel to his work in the classroom, he also worked alongside a UK-based NGO on international educational development programmes in the regions of West Africa and The Levant, contributing on teacher training and curriculum development for Islamic Studies.

In 2023, Yusuf completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Psychology with Cambridge Muslim College (CMC). His studies at CMC allowed him to examine the epistemological, scientific, and social transformations that gave birth to modern subjectivity and the concomitant development of modern psychology. He also focused on developing the necessary theoretical knowledge of the classical Islamic approaches to the ‘science of the soul’ or psychology by rigorously exploring classical sources in the three areas of: philosophy/theology, spirituality, law & ethics, and spiritual and physical medicine.

As an Islamic educational anthropologist and psychotherapeutic school counsellor by training, Yusuf is keen to explore the critical place of values education, Islamic psychology, and Islamic educational philosophy, within the delivery of pastoral care at schools in contemporary Britain.

Yusuf currently lives in the Midlands with his family and works as a Faith & Character Education Lead at one of Star Academies’ faith schools. He is also a teaching fellow at Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicestershire. Outside of work and studies, he enjoys: spending time with his family and friends, traveling, hiking and playing pool.

Supervisors

Nigel Fancourt and Terence Lovat

Having started at Oxford for an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Theology in 2018, Anna continued her studies with a PGCE (Religious Education), MSc (Higher Education) and now a DPhil. My research explores the use of religious scripture as a primary text in Religious Education classrooms.

MSc Dissertation: FE and HE or FE versus HE: an analysis of perspectives from college and university leaders in England

 

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Liam Guilfoyle

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Yunfei Ma is a doctoral student in the Department of Education conducting research in the field of international higher education.

Following his B.A. (First Class) at the University of Durham, Yunfei was awarded with MSc (Distinction) from the Department of Education, University of Oxford prior to his DPhil studies. He has also worked as a research assistant on the project Transnational academic mobility to global south: an exploratory study of international faculty in China.

Yunfei’s DPhil research focuses on global academic publishing and its relationship with knowledge formation, codification and dissemination. His research interest primarily lies in the geo-politics of knowledge production, global epistemic governance, China’s Humanities and Social Sciences research, and the philosophy of power.

Supervisors

Ariel Lindorff and Xin Xu

Sarah has a background in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management and Rural Community Development.

She has been working for the past 8 years in the sustainable development sector. Aware of the importance of educating students about biodiversity, natural resources, and environmental issues to promote the sustainability of the environment and our societies, Sarah is currently conducting her DPhil in environmental education. She will be assessing the integration of environmental education in the Lebanese curriculum, assessing the status of students’ environmental awareness, and identifying ways to enhance environmental education via the Threshold Concepts framework and via partnerships between the developmental and educational sectors.

 

Supervisors

Jenny Wynn and Steve Puttick

 

Publications

  • Karam, S., Kreidy, C., Bechara, N., Bou Harb, C., Abu Nasr, Y., and Hamadeh, S. (2022) Promoting Innovative Alternatives – The Urban Oasis Case Study, The Blessed Tree Magazine November 2022
  • Abi Said M., Bou Shroush J., Karam S., Shaib H. 2022. Intestinal parasites of Apodemus mystacinus along altitudinal stratification of Ibrahim River – Mount Lebanon. Annals of Parasitology, 68(2): 227-239.
  • Karam, S., Martiniello, G., Chalak, A., Abi-Said, M., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2021). Biosphere Reserves in Lebanon: Rifts between Conservation Discourse and Practice. Sustainability, 13(22), 12411.
  • Tawk, S. T., Chedid, M., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2019). Challenges and Sustainability of Wheat Production in a Levantine Breadbasket. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development8(4), 1-17.‏
  • Chedid, M., Tawk, S. T., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2018). The Lebanese Kishk: A Traditional Dairy Product in a Changing Local Food System. Journal of Food Research, 7: 16.
  • Abi-Said, M.R. and S. Karam. 2017. Morphological, cranial study and habitat preference of Mus macedonicus (Petrov & Ruzic, 1983) (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Lebanon. Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences 10(4): 235-237.
  • Karam, S. & Issa, D. (2015). Évaluation de la biodiversité sur deux sections du LMT. The Magazine of the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association, 4.

Robin’s research is broadly concerned with the lived, experiences and identities of genderqueer+ youth in the Czech Republic. In his research, he aims not only to understand genderqueer+ youth’s experiences, but he strives to feed into ongoing Czech trans and genderqueer+ activism and advocacy through collaboration with local youth activist collectives.

As the queerness of Robin’s research reflects his own queerness, he also seeks to queer academia and research by challenging conventional means of doing research and hegemonic forms of knowledge.

Supervisors

David Mills and Velda Elliott

Pat is the Deputy Chief Executive of a large College Group.

A qualified accountant, she is accountable to the Corporation Board for the Group’s Estate, sustainability and for maintaining the Group’s outstanding financial health grade. Her specialisms include Leadership and Management, Identification and Application of Funding Streams as well as leading the Group in new acquisitions, ventures and developments. Pat is using her vast experience of public sector finances to explore the intersection of accounting, leadership and purpose.

Supervisors

James Robson and Ariel Lindorff

Yusuf completed his Qur’ān memorization in the UK in 2010 and then undertook his Qur’ānic & Arabic language studies in Alexandria, Egypt, in 2011 and subsequently received an Ijāzah (a traditional form of permission to transmit classical knowledge) which qualified him to teach the recitation of the Holy Qur’ān.

Between 2012 – 2017, Yusuf was engaged with his undergraduate studies in London whilst working as a peripatetic classroom teacher in Berkshire. In 2016, Yusuf trained as a psychotherapeutic school counsellor at the Tavistock & Portman Clinic (NHS), London, and then he graduated with a BEd in Working with children: Education & Wellbeing (First Class Hons.) and Psychology for Education Professionals (Merit) from UCL (Institute of Education) & Birkbeck University of London, respectively, in 2017.

In 2019, Yusuf received a scholarship of academic excellence which allowed him to complete an MSc in Anthropology of Childhood, Youth & Education  (Distinction) at Brunel University, London. His research focused on an ethnographic study of Qurānic memorization in the UK.

Between 2020 – 2023 Yusuf spent three years as an Islamic Studies teacher in the UAE whereby he completed his NPQLT with UCL (Institute of Education). Meanwhile, parallel to his work in the classroom, he also worked alongside a UK-based NGO on international educational development programmes in the regions of West Africa and The Levant, contributing on teacher training and curriculum development for Islamic Studies.

In 2023, Yusuf completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Psychology with Cambridge Muslim College (CMC). His studies at CMC allowed him to examine the epistemological, scientific, and social transformations that gave birth to modern subjectivity and the concomitant development of modern psychology. He also focused on developing the necessary theoretical knowledge of the classical Islamic approaches to the ‘science of the soul’ or psychology by rigorously exploring classical sources in the three areas of: philosophy/theology, spirituality, law & ethics, and spiritual and physical medicine.

As an Islamic educational anthropologist and psychotherapeutic school counsellor by training, Yusuf is keen to explore the critical place of values education, Islamic psychology, and Islamic educational philosophy, within the delivery of pastoral care at schools in contemporary Britain.

Yusuf currently lives in the Midlands with his family and works as a Faith & Character Education Lead at one of Star Academies’ faith schools. He is also a teaching fellow at Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicestershire. Outside of work and studies, he enjoys: spending time with his family and friends, traveling, hiking and playing pool.

Supervisors

Nigel Fancourt and Terence Lovat

Having started at Oxford for an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Theology in 2018, Anna continued her studies with a PGCE (Religious Education), MSc (Higher Education) and now a DPhil. My research explores the use of religious scripture as a primary text in Religious Education classrooms.

MSc Dissertation: FE and HE or FE versus HE: an analysis of perspectives from college and university leaders in England

 

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Liam Guilfoyle

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Yunfei Ma is a doctoral student in the Department of Education conducting research in the field of international higher education.

Following his B.A. (First Class) at the University of Durham, Yunfei was awarded with MSc (Distinction) from the Department of Education, University of Oxford prior to his DPhil studies. He has also worked as a research assistant on the project Transnational academic mobility to global south: an exploratory study of international faculty in China.

Yunfei’s DPhil research focuses on global academic publishing and its relationship with knowledge formation, codification and dissemination. His research interest primarily lies in the geo-politics of knowledge production, global epistemic governance, China’s Humanities and Social Sciences research, and the philosophy of power.

Supervisors

Ariel Lindorff and Xin Xu

Sarah has a background in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management and Rural Community Development.

She has been working for the past 8 years in the sustainable development sector. Aware of the importance of educating students about biodiversity, natural resources, and environmental issues to promote the sustainability of the environment and our societies, Sarah is currently conducting her DPhil in environmental education. She will be assessing the integration of environmental education in the Lebanese curriculum, assessing the status of students’ environmental awareness, and identifying ways to enhance environmental education via the Threshold Concepts framework and via partnerships between the developmental and educational sectors.

 

Supervisors

Jenny Wynn and Steve Puttick

 

Publications

  • Karam, S., Kreidy, C., Bechara, N., Bou Harb, C., Abu Nasr, Y., and Hamadeh, S. (2022) Promoting Innovative Alternatives – The Urban Oasis Case Study, The Blessed Tree Magazine November 2022
  • Abi Said M., Bou Shroush J., Karam S., Shaib H. 2022. Intestinal parasites of Apodemus mystacinus along altitudinal stratification of Ibrahim River – Mount Lebanon. Annals of Parasitology, 68(2): 227-239.
  • Karam, S., Martiniello, G., Chalak, A., Abi-Said, M., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2021). Biosphere Reserves in Lebanon: Rifts between Conservation Discourse and Practice. Sustainability, 13(22), 12411.
  • Tawk, S. T., Chedid, M., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2019). Challenges and Sustainability of Wheat Production in a Levantine Breadbasket. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development8(4), 1-17.‏
  • Chedid, M., Tawk, S. T., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2018). The Lebanese Kishk: A Traditional Dairy Product in a Changing Local Food System. Journal of Food Research, 7: 16.
  • Abi-Said, M.R. and S. Karam. 2017. Morphological, cranial study and habitat preference of Mus macedonicus (Petrov & Ruzic, 1983) (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Lebanon. Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences 10(4): 235-237.
  • Karam, S. & Issa, D. (2015). Évaluation de la biodiversité sur deux sections du LMT. The Magazine of the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association, 4.

Robin’s research is broadly concerned with the lived, experiences and identities of genderqueer+ youth in the Czech Republic. In his research, he aims not only to understand genderqueer+ youth’s experiences, but he strives to feed into ongoing Czech trans and genderqueer+ activism and advocacy through collaboration with local youth activist collectives.

As the queerness of Robin’s research reflects his own queerness, he also seeks to queer academia and research by challenging conventional means of doing research and hegemonic forms of knowledge.

Supervisors

David Mills and Velda Elliott

Pat is the Deputy Chief Executive of a large College Group.

A qualified accountant, she is accountable to the Corporation Board for the Group’s Estate, sustainability and for maintaining the Group’s outstanding financial health grade. Her specialisms include Leadership and Management, Identification and Application of Funding Streams as well as leading the Group in new acquisitions, ventures and developments. Pat is using her vast experience of public sector finances to explore the intersection of accounting, leadership and purpose.

Supervisors

James Robson and Ariel Lindorff

Yusuf completed his Qur’ān memorization in the UK in 2010 and then undertook his Qur’ānic & Arabic language studies in Alexandria, Egypt, in 2011 and subsequently received an Ijāzah (a traditional form of permission to transmit classical knowledge) which qualified him to teach the recitation of the Holy Qur’ān.

Between 2012 – 2017, Yusuf was engaged with his undergraduate studies in London whilst working as a peripatetic classroom teacher in Berkshire. In 2016, Yusuf trained as a psychotherapeutic school counsellor at the Tavistock & Portman Clinic (NHS), London, and then he graduated with a BEd in Working with children: Education & Wellbeing (First Class Hons.) and Psychology for Education Professionals (Merit) from UCL (Institute of Education) & Birkbeck University of London, respectively, in 2017.

In 2019, Yusuf received a scholarship of academic excellence which allowed him to complete an MSc in Anthropology of Childhood, Youth & Education  (Distinction) at Brunel University, London. His research focused on an ethnographic study of Qurānic memorization in the UK.

Between 2020 – 2023 Yusuf spent three years as an Islamic Studies teacher in the UAE whereby he completed his NPQLT with UCL (Institute of Education). Meanwhile, parallel to his work in the classroom, he also worked alongside a UK-based NGO on international educational development programmes in the regions of West Africa and The Levant, contributing on teacher training and curriculum development for Islamic Studies.

In 2023, Yusuf completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Psychology with Cambridge Muslim College (CMC). His studies at CMC allowed him to examine the epistemological, scientific, and social transformations that gave birth to modern subjectivity and the concomitant development of modern psychology. He also focused on developing the necessary theoretical knowledge of the classical Islamic approaches to the ‘science of the soul’ or psychology by rigorously exploring classical sources in the three areas of: philosophy/theology, spirituality, law & ethics, and spiritual and physical medicine.

As an Islamic educational anthropologist and psychotherapeutic school counsellor by training, Yusuf is keen to explore the critical place of values education, Islamic psychology, and Islamic educational philosophy, within the delivery of pastoral care at schools in contemporary Britain.

Yusuf currently lives in the Midlands with his family and works as a Faith & Character Education Lead at one of Star Academies’ faith schools. He is also a teaching fellow at Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicestershire. Outside of work and studies, he enjoys: spending time with his family and friends, traveling, hiking and playing pool.

Supervisors

Nigel Fancourt and Terence Lovat

Having started at Oxford for an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Theology in 2018, Anna continued her studies with a PGCE (Religious Education), MSc (Higher Education) and now a DPhil. My research explores the use of religious scripture as a primary text in Religious Education classrooms.

MSc Dissertation: FE and HE or FE versus HE: an analysis of perspectives from college and university leaders in England

 

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Liam Guilfoyle

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Yunfei Ma is a doctoral student in the Department of Education conducting research in the field of international higher education.

Following his B.A. (First Class) at the University of Durham, Yunfei was awarded with MSc (Distinction) from the Department of Education, University of Oxford prior to his DPhil studies. He has also worked as a research assistant on the project Transnational academic mobility to global south: an exploratory study of international faculty in China.

Yunfei’s DPhil research focuses on global academic publishing and its relationship with knowledge formation, codification and dissemination. His research interest primarily lies in the geo-politics of knowledge production, global epistemic governance, China’s Humanities and Social Sciences research, and the philosophy of power.

Supervisors

Ariel Lindorff and Xin Xu

Sarah has a background in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management and Rural Community Development.

She has been working for the past 8 years in the sustainable development sector. Aware of the importance of educating students about biodiversity, natural resources, and environmental issues to promote the sustainability of the environment and our societies, Sarah is currently conducting her DPhil in environmental education. She will be assessing the integration of environmental education in the Lebanese curriculum, assessing the status of students’ environmental awareness, and identifying ways to enhance environmental education via the Threshold Concepts framework and via partnerships between the developmental and educational sectors.

 

Supervisors

Jenny Wynn and Steve Puttick

 

Publications

  • Karam, S., Kreidy, C., Bechara, N., Bou Harb, C., Abu Nasr, Y., and Hamadeh, S. (2022) Promoting Innovative Alternatives – The Urban Oasis Case Study, The Blessed Tree Magazine November 2022
  • Abi Said M., Bou Shroush J., Karam S., Shaib H. 2022. Intestinal parasites of Apodemus mystacinus along altitudinal stratification of Ibrahim River – Mount Lebanon. Annals of Parasitology, 68(2): 227-239.
  • Karam, S., Martiniello, G., Chalak, A., Abi-Said, M., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2021). Biosphere Reserves in Lebanon: Rifts between Conservation Discourse and Practice. Sustainability, 13(22), 12411.
  • Tawk, S. T., Chedid, M., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2019). Challenges and Sustainability of Wheat Production in a Levantine Breadbasket. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development8(4), 1-17.‏
  • Chedid, M., Tawk, S. T., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2018). The Lebanese Kishk: A Traditional Dairy Product in a Changing Local Food System. Journal of Food Research, 7: 16.
  • Abi-Said, M.R. and S. Karam. 2017. Morphological, cranial study and habitat preference of Mus macedonicus (Petrov & Ruzic, 1983) (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Lebanon. Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences 10(4): 235-237.
  • Karam, S. & Issa, D. (2015). Évaluation de la biodiversité sur deux sections du LMT. The Magazine of the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association, 4.

Robin’s research is broadly concerned with the lived, experiences and identities of genderqueer+ youth in the Czech Republic. In his research, he aims not only to understand genderqueer+ youth’s experiences, but he strives to feed into ongoing Czech trans and genderqueer+ activism and advocacy through collaboration with local youth activist collectives.

As the queerness of Robin’s research reflects his own queerness, he also seeks to queer academia and research by challenging conventional means of doing research and hegemonic forms of knowledge.

Supervisors

David Mills and Velda Elliott

Pat is the Deputy Chief Executive of a large College Group.

A qualified accountant, she is accountable to the Corporation Board for the Group’s Estate, sustainability and for maintaining the Group’s outstanding financial health grade. Her specialisms include Leadership and Management, Identification and Application of Funding Streams as well as leading the Group in new acquisitions, ventures and developments. Pat is using her vast experience of public sector finances to explore the intersection of accounting, leadership and purpose.

Supervisors

James Robson and Ariel Lindorff

Yusuf completed his Qur’ān memorization in the UK in 2010 and then undertook his Qur’ānic & Arabic language studies in Alexandria, Egypt, in 2011 and subsequently received an Ijāzah (a traditional form of permission to transmit classical knowledge) which qualified him to teach the recitation of the Holy Qur’ān.

Between 2012 – 2017, Yusuf was engaged with his undergraduate studies in London whilst working as a peripatetic classroom teacher in Berkshire. In 2016, Yusuf trained as a psychotherapeutic school counsellor at the Tavistock & Portman Clinic (NHS), London, and then he graduated with a BEd in Working with children: Education & Wellbeing (First Class Hons.) and Psychology for Education Professionals (Merit) from UCL (Institute of Education) & Birkbeck University of London, respectively, in 2017.

In 2019, Yusuf received a scholarship of academic excellence which allowed him to complete an MSc in Anthropology of Childhood, Youth & Education  (Distinction) at Brunel University, London. His research focused on an ethnographic study of Qurānic memorization in the UK.

Between 2020 – 2023 Yusuf spent three years as an Islamic Studies teacher in the UAE whereby he completed his NPQLT with UCL (Institute of Education). Meanwhile, parallel to his work in the classroom, he also worked alongside a UK-based NGO on international educational development programmes in the regions of West Africa and The Levant, contributing on teacher training and curriculum development for Islamic Studies.

In 2023, Yusuf completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Psychology with Cambridge Muslim College (CMC). His studies at CMC allowed him to examine the epistemological, scientific, and social transformations that gave birth to modern subjectivity and the concomitant development of modern psychology. He also focused on developing the necessary theoretical knowledge of the classical Islamic approaches to the ‘science of the soul’ or psychology by rigorously exploring classical sources in the three areas of: philosophy/theology, spirituality, law & ethics, and spiritual and physical medicine.

As an Islamic educational anthropologist and psychotherapeutic school counsellor by training, Yusuf is keen to explore the critical place of values education, Islamic psychology, and Islamic educational philosophy, within the delivery of pastoral care at schools in contemporary Britain.

Yusuf currently lives in the Midlands with his family and works as a Faith & Character Education Lead at one of Star Academies’ faith schools. He is also a teaching fellow at Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicestershire. Outside of work and studies, he enjoys: spending time with his family and friends, traveling, hiking and playing pool.

Supervisors

Nigel Fancourt and Terence Lovat

Having started at Oxford for an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Theology in 2018, Anna continued her studies with a PGCE (Religious Education), MSc (Higher Education) and now a DPhil. My research explores the use of religious scripture as a primary text in Religious Education classrooms.

MSc Dissertation: FE and HE or FE versus HE: an analysis of perspectives from college and university leaders in England

 

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Liam Guilfoyle

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Yunfei Ma is a doctoral student in the Department of Education conducting research in the field of international higher education.

Following his B.A. (First Class) at the University of Durham, Yunfei was awarded with MSc (Distinction) from the Department of Education, University of Oxford prior to his DPhil studies. He has also worked as a research assistant on the project Transnational academic mobility to global south: an exploratory study of international faculty in China.

Yunfei’s DPhil research focuses on global academic publishing and its relationship with knowledge formation, codification and dissemination. His research interest primarily lies in the geo-politics of knowledge production, global epistemic governance, China’s Humanities and Social Sciences research, and the philosophy of power.

Supervisors

Ariel Lindorff and Xin Xu

Sarah has a background in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management and Rural Community Development.

She has been working for the past 8 years in the sustainable development sector. Aware of the importance of educating students about biodiversity, natural resources, and environmental issues to promote the sustainability of the environment and our societies, Sarah is currently conducting her DPhil in environmental education. She will be assessing the integration of environmental education in the Lebanese curriculum, assessing the status of students’ environmental awareness, and identifying ways to enhance environmental education via the Threshold Concepts framework and via partnerships between the developmental and educational sectors.

 

Supervisors

Jenny Wynn and Steve Puttick

 

Publications

  • Karam, S., Kreidy, C., Bechara, N., Bou Harb, C., Abu Nasr, Y., and Hamadeh, S. (2022) Promoting Innovative Alternatives – The Urban Oasis Case Study, The Blessed Tree Magazine November 2022
  • Abi Said M., Bou Shroush J., Karam S., Shaib H. 2022. Intestinal parasites of Apodemus mystacinus along altitudinal stratification of Ibrahim River – Mount Lebanon. Annals of Parasitology, 68(2): 227-239.
  • Karam, S., Martiniello, G., Chalak, A., Abi-Said, M., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2021). Biosphere Reserves in Lebanon: Rifts between Conservation Discourse and Practice. Sustainability, 13(22), 12411.
  • Tawk, S. T., Chedid, M., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2019). Challenges and Sustainability of Wheat Production in a Levantine Breadbasket. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development8(4), 1-17.‏
  • Chedid, M., Tawk, S. T., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2018). The Lebanese Kishk: A Traditional Dairy Product in a Changing Local Food System. Journal of Food Research, 7: 16.
  • Abi-Said, M.R. and S. Karam. 2017. Morphological, cranial study and habitat preference of Mus macedonicus (Petrov & Ruzic, 1983) (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Lebanon. Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences 10(4): 235-237.
  • Karam, S. & Issa, D. (2015). Évaluation de la biodiversité sur deux sections du LMT. The Magazine of the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association, 4.

Robin’s research is broadly concerned with the lived, experiences and identities of genderqueer+ youth in the Czech Republic. In his research, he aims not only to understand genderqueer+ youth’s experiences, but he strives to feed into ongoing Czech trans and genderqueer+ activism and advocacy through collaboration with local youth activist collectives.

As the queerness of Robin’s research reflects his own queerness, he also seeks to queer academia and research by challenging conventional means of doing research and hegemonic forms of knowledge.

Supervisors

David Mills and Velda Elliott

Pat is the Deputy Chief Executive of a large College Group.

A qualified accountant, she is accountable to the Corporation Board for the Group’s Estate, sustainability and for maintaining the Group’s outstanding financial health grade. Her specialisms include Leadership and Management, Identification and Application of Funding Streams as well as leading the Group in new acquisitions, ventures and developments. Pat is using her vast experience of public sector finances to explore the intersection of accounting, leadership and purpose.

Supervisors

James Robson and Ariel Lindorff

Yusuf completed his Qur’ān memorization in the UK in 2010 and then undertook his Qur’ānic & Arabic language studies in Alexandria, Egypt, in 2011 and subsequently received an Ijāzah (a traditional form of permission to transmit classical knowledge) which qualified him to teach the recitation of the Holy Qur’ān.

Between 2012 – 2017, Yusuf was engaged with his undergraduate studies in London whilst working as a peripatetic classroom teacher in Berkshire. In 2016, Yusuf trained as a psychotherapeutic school counsellor at the Tavistock & Portman Clinic (NHS), London, and then he graduated with a BEd in Working with children: Education & Wellbeing (First Class Hons.) and Psychology for Education Professionals (Merit) from UCL (Institute of Education) & Birkbeck University of London, respectively, in 2017.

In 2019, Yusuf received a scholarship of academic excellence which allowed him to complete an MSc in Anthropology of Childhood, Youth & Education  (Distinction) at Brunel University, London. His research focused on an ethnographic study of Qurānic memorization in the UK.

Between 2020 – 2023 Yusuf spent three years as an Islamic Studies teacher in the UAE whereby he completed his NPQLT with UCL (Institute of Education). Meanwhile, parallel to his work in the classroom, he also worked alongside a UK-based NGO on international educational development programmes in the regions of West Africa and The Levant, contributing on teacher training and curriculum development for Islamic Studies.

In 2023, Yusuf completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Psychology with Cambridge Muslim College (CMC). His studies at CMC allowed him to examine the epistemological, scientific, and social transformations that gave birth to modern subjectivity and the concomitant development of modern psychology. He also focused on developing the necessary theoretical knowledge of the classical Islamic approaches to the ‘science of the soul’ or psychology by rigorously exploring classical sources in the three areas of: philosophy/theology, spirituality, law & ethics, and spiritual and physical medicine.

As an Islamic educational anthropologist and psychotherapeutic school counsellor by training, Yusuf is keen to explore the critical place of values education, Islamic psychology, and Islamic educational philosophy, within the delivery of pastoral care at schools in contemporary Britain.

Yusuf currently lives in the Midlands with his family and works as a Faith & Character Education Lead at one of Star Academies’ faith schools. He is also a teaching fellow at Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicestershire. Outside of work and studies, he enjoys: spending time with his family and friends, traveling, hiking and playing pool.

Supervisors

Nigel Fancourt and Terence Lovat

Having started at Oxford for an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Theology in 2018, Anna continued her studies with a PGCE (Religious Education), MSc (Higher Education) and now a DPhil. My research explores the use of religious scripture as a primary text in Religious Education classrooms.

MSc Dissertation: FE and HE or FE versus HE: an analysis of perspectives from college and university leaders in England

 

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Liam Guilfoyle

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Yunfei Ma is a doctoral student in the Department of Education conducting research in the field of international higher education.

Following his B.A. (First Class) at the University of Durham, Yunfei was awarded with MSc (Distinction) from the Department of Education, University of Oxford prior to his DPhil studies. He has also worked as a research assistant on the project Transnational academic mobility to global south: an exploratory study of international faculty in China.

Yunfei’s DPhil research focuses on global academic publishing and its relationship with knowledge formation, codification and dissemination. His research interest primarily lies in the geo-politics of knowledge production, global epistemic governance, China’s Humanities and Social Sciences research, and the philosophy of power.

Supervisors

Ariel Lindorff and Xin Xu

Sarah has a background in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management and Rural Community Development.

She has been working for the past 8 years in the sustainable development sector. Aware of the importance of educating students about biodiversity, natural resources, and environmental issues to promote the sustainability of the environment and our societies, Sarah is currently conducting her DPhil in environmental education. She will be assessing the integration of environmental education in the Lebanese curriculum, assessing the status of students’ environmental awareness, and identifying ways to enhance environmental education via the Threshold Concepts framework and via partnerships between the developmental and educational sectors.

 

Supervisors

Jenny Wynn and Steve Puttick

 

Publications

  • Karam, S., Kreidy, C., Bechara, N., Bou Harb, C., Abu Nasr, Y., and Hamadeh, S. (2022) Promoting Innovative Alternatives – The Urban Oasis Case Study, The Blessed Tree Magazine November 2022
  • Abi Said M., Bou Shroush J., Karam S., Shaib H. 2022. Intestinal parasites of Apodemus mystacinus along altitudinal stratification of Ibrahim River – Mount Lebanon. Annals of Parasitology, 68(2): 227-239.
  • Karam, S., Martiniello, G., Chalak, A., Abi-Said, M., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2021). Biosphere Reserves in Lebanon: Rifts between Conservation Discourse and Practice. Sustainability, 13(22), 12411.
  • Tawk, S. T., Chedid, M., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2019). Challenges and Sustainability of Wheat Production in a Levantine Breadbasket. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development8(4), 1-17.‏
  • Chedid, M., Tawk, S. T., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2018). The Lebanese Kishk: A Traditional Dairy Product in a Changing Local Food System. Journal of Food Research, 7: 16.
  • Abi-Said, M.R. and S. Karam. 2017. Morphological, cranial study and habitat preference of Mus macedonicus (Petrov & Ruzic, 1983) (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Lebanon. Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences 10(4): 235-237.
  • Karam, S. & Issa, D. (2015). Évaluation de la biodiversité sur deux sections du LMT. The Magazine of the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association, 4.

Robin’s research is broadly concerned with the lived, experiences and identities of genderqueer+ youth in the Czech Republic. In his research, he aims not only to understand genderqueer+ youth’s experiences, but he strives to feed into ongoing Czech trans and genderqueer+ activism and advocacy through collaboration with local youth activist collectives.

As the queerness of Robin’s research reflects his own queerness, he also seeks to queer academia and research by challenging conventional means of doing research and hegemonic forms of knowledge.

Supervisors

David Mills and Velda Elliott

Pat is the Deputy Chief Executive of a large College Group.

A qualified accountant, she is accountable to the Corporation Board for the Group’s Estate, sustainability and for maintaining the Group’s outstanding financial health grade. Her specialisms include Leadership and Management, Identification and Application of Funding Streams as well as leading the Group in new acquisitions, ventures and developments. Pat is using her vast experience of public sector finances to explore the intersection of accounting, leadership and purpose.

Supervisors

James Robson and Ariel Lindorff

Yusuf completed his Qur’ān memorization in the UK in 2010 and then undertook his Qur’ānic & Arabic language studies in Alexandria, Egypt, in 2011 and subsequently received an Ijāzah (a traditional form of permission to transmit classical knowledge) which qualified him to teach the recitation of the Holy Qur’ān.

Between 2012 – 2017, Yusuf was engaged with his undergraduate studies in London whilst working as a peripatetic classroom teacher in Berkshire. In 2016, Yusuf trained as a psychotherapeutic school counsellor at the Tavistock & Portman Clinic (NHS), London, and then he graduated with a BEd in Working with children: Education & Wellbeing (First Class Hons.) and Psychology for Education Professionals (Merit) from UCL (Institute of Education) & Birkbeck University of London, respectively, in 2017.

In 2019, Yusuf received a scholarship of academic excellence which allowed him to complete an MSc in Anthropology of Childhood, Youth & Education  (Distinction) at Brunel University, London. His research focused on an ethnographic study of Qurānic memorization in the UK.

Between 2020 – 2023 Yusuf spent three years as an Islamic Studies teacher in the UAE whereby he completed his NPQLT with UCL (Institute of Education). Meanwhile, parallel to his work in the classroom, he also worked alongside a UK-based NGO on international educational development programmes in the regions of West Africa and The Levant, contributing on teacher training and curriculum development for Islamic Studies.

In 2023, Yusuf completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Psychology with Cambridge Muslim College (CMC). His studies at CMC allowed him to examine the epistemological, scientific, and social transformations that gave birth to modern subjectivity and the concomitant development of modern psychology. He also focused on developing the necessary theoretical knowledge of the classical Islamic approaches to the ‘science of the soul’ or psychology by rigorously exploring classical sources in the three areas of: philosophy/theology, spirituality, law & ethics, and spiritual and physical medicine.

As an Islamic educational anthropologist and psychotherapeutic school counsellor by training, Yusuf is keen to explore the critical place of values education, Islamic psychology, and Islamic educational philosophy, within the delivery of pastoral care at schools in contemporary Britain.

Yusuf currently lives in the Midlands with his family and works as a Faith & Character Education Lead at one of Star Academies’ faith schools. He is also a teaching fellow at Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicestershire. Outside of work and studies, he enjoys: spending time with his family and friends, traveling, hiking and playing pool.

Supervisors

Nigel Fancourt and Terence Lovat

Having started at Oxford for an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Theology in 2018, Anna continued her studies with a PGCE (Religious Education), MSc (Higher Education) and now a DPhil. My research explores the use of religious scripture as a primary text in Religious Education classrooms.

MSc Dissertation: FE and HE or FE versus HE: an analysis of perspectives from college and university leaders in England

 

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Liam Guilfoyle

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Yunfei Ma is a doctoral student in the Department of Education conducting research in the field of international higher education.

Following his B.A. (First Class) at the University of Durham, Yunfei was awarded with MSc (Distinction) from the Department of Education, University of Oxford prior to his DPhil studies. He has also worked as a research assistant on the project Transnational academic mobility to global south: an exploratory study of international faculty in China.

Yunfei’s DPhil research focuses on global academic publishing and its relationship with knowledge formation, codification and dissemination. His research interest primarily lies in the geo-politics of knowledge production, global epistemic governance, China’s Humanities and Social Sciences research, and the philosophy of power.

Supervisors

Ariel Lindorff and Xin Xu

Sarah has a background in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management and Rural Community Development.

She has been working for the past 8 years in the sustainable development sector. Aware of the importance of educating students about biodiversity, natural resources, and environmental issues to promote the sustainability of the environment and our societies, Sarah is currently conducting her DPhil in environmental education. She will be assessing the integration of environmental education in the Lebanese curriculum, assessing the status of students’ environmental awareness, and identifying ways to enhance environmental education via the Threshold Concepts framework and via partnerships between the developmental and educational sectors.

 

Supervisors

Jenny Wynn and Steve Puttick

 

Publications

  • Karam, S., Kreidy, C., Bechara, N., Bou Harb, C., Abu Nasr, Y., and Hamadeh, S. (2022) Promoting Innovative Alternatives – The Urban Oasis Case Study, The Blessed Tree Magazine November 2022
  • Abi Said M., Bou Shroush J., Karam S., Shaib H. 2022. Intestinal parasites of Apodemus mystacinus along altitudinal stratification of Ibrahim River – Mount Lebanon. Annals of Parasitology, 68(2): 227-239.
  • Karam, S., Martiniello, G., Chalak, A., Abi-Said, M., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2021). Biosphere Reserves in Lebanon: Rifts between Conservation Discourse and Practice. Sustainability, 13(22), 12411.
  • Tawk, S. T., Chedid, M., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2019). Challenges and Sustainability of Wheat Production in a Levantine Breadbasket. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development8(4), 1-17.‏
  • Chedid, M., Tawk, S. T., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2018). The Lebanese Kishk: A Traditional Dairy Product in a Changing Local Food System. Journal of Food Research, 7: 16.
  • Abi-Said, M.R. and S. Karam. 2017. Morphological, cranial study and habitat preference of Mus macedonicus (Petrov & Ruzic, 1983) (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Lebanon. Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences 10(4): 235-237.
  • Karam, S. & Issa, D. (2015). Évaluation de la biodiversité sur deux sections du LMT. The Magazine of the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association, 4.

Robin’s research is broadly concerned with the lived, experiences and identities of genderqueer+ youth in the Czech Republic. In his research, he aims not only to understand genderqueer+ youth’s experiences, but he strives to feed into ongoing Czech trans and genderqueer+ activism and advocacy through collaboration with local youth activist collectives.

As the queerness of Robin’s research reflects his own queerness, he also seeks to queer academia and research by challenging conventional means of doing research and hegemonic forms of knowledge.

Supervisors

David Mills and Velda Elliott

Pat is the Deputy Chief Executive of a large College Group.

A qualified accountant, she is accountable to the Corporation Board for the Group’s Estate, sustainability and for maintaining the Group’s outstanding financial health grade. Her specialisms include Leadership and Management, Identification and Application of Funding Streams as well as leading the Group in new acquisitions, ventures and developments. Pat is using her vast experience of public sector finances to explore the intersection of accounting, leadership and purpose.

Supervisors

James Robson and Ariel Lindorff

Yusuf completed his Qur’ān memorization in the UK in 2010 and then undertook his Qur’ānic & Arabic language studies in Alexandria, Egypt, in 2011 and subsequently received an Ijāzah (a traditional form of permission to transmit classical knowledge) which qualified him to teach the recitation of the Holy Qur’ān.

Between 2012 – 2017, Yusuf was engaged with his undergraduate studies in London whilst working as a peripatetic classroom teacher in Berkshire. In 2016, Yusuf trained as a psychotherapeutic school counsellor at the Tavistock & Portman Clinic (NHS), London, and then he graduated with a BEd in Working with children: Education & Wellbeing (First Class Hons.) and Psychology for Education Professionals (Merit) from UCL (Institute of Education) & Birkbeck University of London, respectively, in 2017.

In 2019, Yusuf received a scholarship of academic excellence which allowed him to complete an MSc in Anthropology of Childhood, Youth & Education  (Distinction) at Brunel University, London. His research focused on an ethnographic study of Qurānic memorization in the UK.

Between 2020 – 2023 Yusuf spent three years as an Islamic Studies teacher in the UAE whereby he completed his NPQLT with UCL (Institute of Education). Meanwhile, parallel to his work in the classroom, he also worked alongside a UK-based NGO on international educational development programmes in the regions of West Africa and The Levant, contributing on teacher training and curriculum development for Islamic Studies.

In 2023, Yusuf completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Psychology with Cambridge Muslim College (CMC). His studies at CMC allowed him to examine the epistemological, scientific, and social transformations that gave birth to modern subjectivity and the concomitant development of modern psychology. He also focused on developing the necessary theoretical knowledge of the classical Islamic approaches to the ‘science of the soul’ or psychology by rigorously exploring classical sources in the three areas of: philosophy/theology, spirituality, law & ethics, and spiritual and physical medicine.

As an Islamic educational anthropologist and psychotherapeutic school counsellor by training, Yusuf is keen to explore the critical place of values education, Islamic psychology, and Islamic educational philosophy, within the delivery of pastoral care at schools in contemporary Britain.

Yusuf currently lives in the Midlands with his family and works as a Faith & Character Education Lead at one of Star Academies’ faith schools. He is also a teaching fellow at Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicestershire. Outside of work and studies, he enjoys: spending time with his family and friends, traveling, hiking and playing pool.

Supervisors

Nigel Fancourt and Terence Lovat

Having started at Oxford for an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Theology in 2018, Anna continued her studies with a PGCE (Religious Education), MSc (Higher Education) and now a DPhil. My research explores the use of religious scripture as a primary text in Religious Education classrooms.

MSc Dissertation: FE and HE or FE versus HE: an analysis of perspectives from college and university leaders in England

 

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Liam Guilfoyle

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Yunfei Ma is a doctoral student in the Department of Education conducting research in the field of international higher education.

Following his B.A. (First Class) at the University of Durham, Yunfei was awarded with MSc (Distinction) from the Department of Education, University of Oxford prior to his DPhil studies. He has also worked as a research assistant on the project Transnational academic mobility to global south: an exploratory study of international faculty in China.

Yunfei’s DPhil research focuses on global academic publishing and its relationship with knowledge formation, codification and dissemination. His research interest primarily lies in the geo-politics of knowledge production, global epistemic governance, China’s Humanities and Social Sciences research, and the philosophy of power.

Supervisors

Ariel Lindorff and Xin Xu

Sarah has a background in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management and Rural Community Development.

She has been working for the past 8 years in the sustainable development sector. Aware of the importance of educating students about biodiversity, natural resources, and environmental issues to promote the sustainability of the environment and our societies, Sarah is currently conducting her DPhil in environmental education. She will be assessing the integration of environmental education in the Lebanese curriculum, assessing the status of students’ environmental awareness, and identifying ways to enhance environmental education via the Threshold Concepts framework and via partnerships between the developmental and educational sectors.

 

Supervisors

Jenny Wynn and Steve Puttick

 

Publications

  • Karam, S., Kreidy, C., Bechara, N., Bou Harb, C., Abu Nasr, Y., and Hamadeh, S. (2022) Promoting Innovative Alternatives – The Urban Oasis Case Study, The Blessed Tree Magazine November 2022
  • Abi Said M., Bou Shroush J., Karam S., Shaib H. 2022. Intestinal parasites of Apodemus mystacinus along altitudinal stratification of Ibrahim River – Mount Lebanon. Annals of Parasitology, 68(2): 227-239.
  • Karam, S., Martiniello, G., Chalak, A., Abi-Said, M., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2021). Biosphere Reserves in Lebanon: Rifts between Conservation Discourse and Practice. Sustainability, 13(22), 12411.
  • Tawk, S. T., Chedid, M., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2019). Challenges and Sustainability of Wheat Production in a Levantine Breadbasket. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development8(4), 1-17.‏
  • Chedid, M., Tawk, S. T., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2018). The Lebanese Kishk: A Traditional Dairy Product in a Changing Local Food System. Journal of Food Research, 7: 16.
  • Abi-Said, M.R. and S. Karam. 2017. Morphological, cranial study and habitat preference of Mus macedonicus (Petrov & Ruzic, 1983) (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Lebanon. Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences 10(4): 235-237.
  • Karam, S. & Issa, D. (2015). Évaluation de la biodiversité sur deux sections du LMT. The Magazine of the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association, 4.

Robin’s research is broadly concerned with the lived, experiences and identities of genderqueer+ youth in the Czech Republic. In his research, he aims not only to understand genderqueer+ youth’s experiences, but he strives to feed into ongoing Czech trans and genderqueer+ activism and advocacy through collaboration with local youth activist collectives.

As the queerness of Robin’s research reflects his own queerness, he also seeks to queer academia and research by challenging conventional means of doing research and hegemonic forms of knowledge.

Supervisors

David Mills and Velda Elliott

Pat is the Deputy Chief Executive of a large College Group.

A qualified accountant, she is accountable to the Corporation Board for the Group’s Estate, sustainability and for maintaining the Group’s outstanding financial health grade. Her specialisms include Leadership and Management, Identification and Application of Funding Streams as well as leading the Group in new acquisitions, ventures and developments. Pat is using her vast experience of public sector finances to explore the intersection of accounting, leadership and purpose.

Supervisors

James Robson and Ariel Lindorff

Yusuf completed his Qur’ān memorization in the UK in 2010 and then undertook his Qur’ānic & Arabic language studies in Alexandria, Egypt, in 2011 and subsequently received an Ijāzah (a traditional form of permission to transmit classical knowledge) which qualified him to teach the recitation of the Holy Qur’ān.

Between 2012 – 2017, Yusuf was engaged with his undergraduate studies in London whilst working as a peripatetic classroom teacher in Berkshire. In 2016, Yusuf trained as a psychotherapeutic school counsellor at the Tavistock & Portman Clinic (NHS), London, and then he graduated with a BEd in Working with children: Education & Wellbeing (First Class Hons.) and Psychology for Education Professionals (Merit) from UCL (Institute of Education) & Birkbeck University of London, respectively, in 2017.

In 2019, Yusuf received a scholarship of academic excellence which allowed him to complete an MSc in Anthropology of Childhood, Youth & Education  (Distinction) at Brunel University, London. His research focused on an ethnographic study of Qurānic memorization in the UK.

Between 2020 – 2023 Yusuf spent three years as an Islamic Studies teacher in the UAE whereby he completed his NPQLT with UCL (Institute of Education). Meanwhile, parallel to his work in the classroom, he also worked alongside a UK-based NGO on international educational development programmes in the regions of West Africa and The Levant, contributing on teacher training and curriculum development for Islamic Studies.

In 2023, Yusuf completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Psychology with Cambridge Muslim College (CMC). His studies at CMC allowed him to examine the epistemological, scientific, and social transformations that gave birth to modern subjectivity and the concomitant development of modern psychology. He also focused on developing the necessary theoretical knowledge of the classical Islamic approaches to the ‘science of the soul’ or psychology by rigorously exploring classical sources in the three areas of: philosophy/theology, spirituality, law & ethics, and spiritual and physical medicine.

As an Islamic educational anthropologist and psychotherapeutic school counsellor by training, Yusuf is keen to explore the critical place of values education, Islamic psychology, and Islamic educational philosophy, within the delivery of pastoral care at schools in contemporary Britain.

Yusuf currently lives in the Midlands with his family and works as a Faith & Character Education Lead at one of Star Academies’ faith schools. He is also a teaching fellow at Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicestershire. Outside of work and studies, he enjoys: spending time with his family and friends, traveling, hiking and playing pool.

Supervisors

Nigel Fancourt and Terence Lovat

Having started at Oxford for an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Theology in 2018, Anna continued her studies with a PGCE (Religious Education), MSc (Higher Education) and now a DPhil. My research explores the use of religious scripture as a primary text in Religious Education classrooms.

MSc Dissertation: FE and HE or FE versus HE: an analysis of perspectives from college and university leaders in England

 

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Liam Guilfoyle

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Yunfei Ma is a doctoral student in the Department of Education conducting research in the field of international higher education.

Following his B.A. (First Class) at the University of Durham, Yunfei was awarded with MSc (Distinction) from the Department of Education, University of Oxford prior to his DPhil studies. He has also worked as a research assistant on the project Transnational academic mobility to global south: an exploratory study of international faculty in China.

Yunfei’s DPhil research focuses on global academic publishing and its relationship with knowledge formation, codification and dissemination. His research interest primarily lies in the geo-politics of knowledge production, global epistemic governance, China’s Humanities and Social Sciences research, and the philosophy of power.

Supervisors

Ariel Lindorff and Xin Xu

Sarah has a background in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management and Rural Community Development.

She has been working for the past 8 years in the sustainable development sector. Aware of the importance of educating students about biodiversity, natural resources, and environmental issues to promote the sustainability of the environment and our societies, Sarah is currently conducting her DPhil in environmental education. She will be assessing the integration of environmental education in the Lebanese curriculum, assessing the status of students’ environmental awareness, and identifying ways to enhance environmental education via the Threshold Concepts framework and via partnerships between the developmental and educational sectors.

 

Supervisors

Jenny Wynn and Steve Puttick

 

Publications

  • Karam, S., Kreidy, C., Bechara, N., Bou Harb, C., Abu Nasr, Y., and Hamadeh, S. (2022) Promoting Innovative Alternatives – The Urban Oasis Case Study, The Blessed Tree Magazine November 2022
  • Abi Said M., Bou Shroush J., Karam S., Shaib H. 2022. Intestinal parasites of Apodemus mystacinus along altitudinal stratification of Ibrahim River – Mount Lebanon. Annals of Parasitology, 68(2): 227-239.
  • Karam, S., Martiniello, G., Chalak, A., Abi-Said, M., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2021). Biosphere Reserves in Lebanon: Rifts between Conservation Discourse and Practice. Sustainability, 13(22), 12411.
  • Tawk, S. T., Chedid, M., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2019). Challenges and Sustainability of Wheat Production in a Levantine Breadbasket. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development8(4), 1-17.‏
  • Chedid, M., Tawk, S. T., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2018). The Lebanese Kishk: A Traditional Dairy Product in a Changing Local Food System. Journal of Food Research, 7: 16.
  • Abi-Said, M.R. and S. Karam. 2017. Morphological, cranial study and habitat preference of Mus macedonicus (Petrov & Ruzic, 1983) (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Lebanon. Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences 10(4): 235-237.
  • Karam, S. & Issa, D. (2015). Évaluation de la biodiversité sur deux sections du LMT. The Magazine of the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association, 4.

Robin’s research is broadly concerned with the lived, experiences and identities of genderqueer+ youth in the Czech Republic. In his research, he aims not only to understand genderqueer+ youth’s experiences, but he strives to feed into ongoing Czech trans and genderqueer+ activism and advocacy through collaboration with local youth activist collectives.

As the queerness of Robin’s research reflects his own queerness, he also seeks to queer academia and research by challenging conventional means of doing research and hegemonic forms of knowledge.

Supervisors

David Mills and Velda Elliott

Pat is the Deputy Chief Executive of a large College Group.

A qualified accountant, she is accountable to the Corporation Board for the Group’s Estate, sustainability and for maintaining the Group’s outstanding financial health grade. Her specialisms include Leadership and Management, Identification and Application of Funding Streams as well as leading the Group in new acquisitions, ventures and developments. Pat is using her vast experience of public sector finances to explore the intersection of accounting, leadership and purpose.

Supervisors

James Robson and Ariel Lindorff

Yusuf completed his Qur’ān memorization in the UK in 2010 and then undertook his Qur’ānic & Arabic language studies in Alexandria, Egypt, in 2011 and subsequently received an Ijāzah (a traditional form of permission to transmit classical knowledge) which qualified him to teach the recitation of the Holy Qur’ān.

Between 2012 – 2017, Yusuf was engaged with his undergraduate studies in London whilst working as a peripatetic classroom teacher in Berkshire. In 2016, Yusuf trained as a psychotherapeutic school counsellor at the Tavistock & Portman Clinic (NHS), London, and then he graduated with a BEd in Working with children: Education & Wellbeing (First Class Hons.) and Psychology for Education Professionals (Merit) from UCL (Institute of Education) & Birkbeck University of London, respectively, in 2017.

In 2019, Yusuf received a scholarship of academic excellence which allowed him to complete an MSc in Anthropology of Childhood, Youth & Education  (Distinction) at Brunel University, London. His research focused on an ethnographic study of Qurānic memorization in the UK.

Between 2020 – 2023 Yusuf spent three years as an Islamic Studies teacher in the UAE whereby he completed his NPQLT with UCL (Institute of Education). Meanwhile, parallel to his work in the classroom, he also worked alongside a UK-based NGO on international educational development programmes in the regions of West Africa and The Levant, contributing on teacher training and curriculum development for Islamic Studies.

In 2023, Yusuf completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Psychology with Cambridge Muslim College (CMC). His studies at CMC allowed him to examine the epistemological, scientific, and social transformations that gave birth to modern subjectivity and the concomitant development of modern psychology. He also focused on developing the necessary theoretical knowledge of the classical Islamic approaches to the ‘science of the soul’ or psychology by rigorously exploring classical sources in the three areas of: philosophy/theology, spirituality, law & ethics, and spiritual and physical medicine.

As an Islamic educational anthropologist and psychotherapeutic school counsellor by training, Yusuf is keen to explore the critical place of values education, Islamic psychology, and Islamic educational philosophy, within the delivery of pastoral care at schools in contemporary Britain.

Yusuf currently lives in the Midlands with his family and works as a Faith & Character Education Lead at one of Star Academies’ faith schools. He is also a teaching fellow at Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicestershire. Outside of work and studies, he enjoys: spending time with his family and friends, traveling, hiking and playing pool.

Supervisors

Nigel Fancourt and Terence Lovat

Having started at Oxford for an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Theology in 2018, Anna continued her studies with a PGCE (Religious Education), MSc (Higher Education) and now a DPhil. My research explores the use of religious scripture as a primary text in Religious Education classrooms.

MSc Dissertation: FE and HE or FE versus HE: an analysis of perspectives from college and university leaders in England

 

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Liam Guilfoyle

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Yunfei Ma is a doctoral student in the Department of Education conducting research in the field of international higher education.

Following his B.A. (First Class) at the University of Durham, Yunfei was awarded with MSc (Distinction) from the Department of Education, University of Oxford prior to his DPhil studies. He has also worked as a research assistant on the project Transnational academic mobility to global south: an exploratory study of international faculty in China.

Yunfei’s DPhil research focuses on global academic publishing and its relationship with knowledge formation, codification and dissemination. His research interest primarily lies in the geo-politics of knowledge production, global epistemic governance, China’s Humanities and Social Sciences research, and the philosophy of power.

Supervisors

Ariel Lindorff and Xin Xu

Sarah has a background in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management and Rural Community Development.

She has been working for the past 8 years in the sustainable development sector. Aware of the importance of educating students about biodiversity, natural resources, and environmental issues to promote the sustainability of the environment and our societies, Sarah is currently conducting her DPhil in environmental education. She will be assessing the integration of environmental education in the Lebanese curriculum, assessing the status of students’ environmental awareness, and identifying ways to enhance environmental education via the Threshold Concepts framework and via partnerships between the developmental and educational sectors.

 

Supervisors

Jenny Wynn and Steve Puttick

 

Publications

  • Karam, S., Kreidy, C., Bechara, N., Bou Harb, C., Abu Nasr, Y., and Hamadeh, S. (2022) Promoting Innovative Alternatives – The Urban Oasis Case Study, The Blessed Tree Magazine November 2022
  • Abi Said M., Bou Shroush J., Karam S., Shaib H. 2022. Intestinal parasites of Apodemus mystacinus along altitudinal stratification of Ibrahim River – Mount Lebanon. Annals of Parasitology, 68(2): 227-239.
  • Karam, S., Martiniello, G., Chalak, A., Abi-Said, M., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2021). Biosphere Reserves in Lebanon: Rifts between Conservation Discourse and Practice. Sustainability, 13(22), 12411.
  • Tawk, S. T., Chedid, M., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2019). Challenges and Sustainability of Wheat Production in a Levantine Breadbasket. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development8(4), 1-17.‏
  • Chedid, M., Tawk, S. T., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2018). The Lebanese Kishk: A Traditional Dairy Product in a Changing Local Food System. Journal of Food Research, 7: 16.
  • Abi-Said, M.R. and S. Karam. 2017. Morphological, cranial study and habitat preference of Mus macedonicus (Petrov & Ruzic, 1983) (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Lebanon. Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences 10(4): 235-237.
  • Karam, S. & Issa, D. (2015). Évaluation de la biodiversité sur deux sections du LMT. The Magazine of the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association, 4.

Robin’s research is broadly concerned with the lived, experiences and identities of genderqueer+ youth in the Czech Republic. In his research, he aims not only to understand genderqueer+ youth’s experiences, but he strives to feed into ongoing Czech trans and genderqueer+ activism and advocacy through collaboration with local youth activist collectives.

As the queerness of Robin’s research reflects his own queerness, he also seeks to queer academia and research by challenging conventional means of doing research and hegemonic forms of knowledge.

Supervisors

David Mills and Velda Elliott

Pat is the Deputy Chief Executive of a large College Group.

A qualified accountant, she is accountable to the Corporation Board for the Group’s Estate, sustainability and for maintaining the Group’s outstanding financial health grade. Her specialisms include Leadership and Management, Identification and Application of Funding Streams as well as leading the Group in new acquisitions, ventures and developments. Pat is using her vast experience of public sector finances to explore the intersection of accounting, leadership and purpose.

Supervisors

James Robson and Ariel Lindorff

Yusuf completed his Qur’ān memorization in the UK in 2010 and then undertook his Qur’ānic & Arabic language studies in Alexandria, Egypt, in 2011 and subsequently received an Ijāzah (a traditional form of permission to transmit classical knowledge) which qualified him to teach the recitation of the Holy Qur’ān.

Between 2012 – 2017, Yusuf was engaged with his undergraduate studies in London whilst working as a peripatetic classroom teacher in Berkshire. In 2016, Yusuf trained as a psychotherapeutic school counsellor at the Tavistock & Portman Clinic (NHS), London, and then he graduated with a BEd in Working with children: Education & Wellbeing (First Class Hons.) and Psychology for Education Professionals (Merit) from UCL (Institute of Education) & Birkbeck University of London, respectively, in 2017.

In 2019, Yusuf received a scholarship of academic excellence which allowed him to complete an MSc in Anthropology of Childhood, Youth & Education  (Distinction) at Brunel University, London. His research focused on an ethnographic study of Qurānic memorization in the UK.

Between 2020 – 2023 Yusuf spent three years as an Islamic Studies teacher in the UAE whereby he completed his NPQLT with UCL (Institute of Education). Meanwhile, parallel to his work in the classroom, he also worked alongside a UK-based NGO on international educational development programmes in the regions of West Africa and The Levant, contributing on teacher training and curriculum development for Islamic Studies.

In 2023, Yusuf completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Psychology with Cambridge Muslim College (CMC). His studies at CMC allowed him to examine the epistemological, scientific, and social transformations that gave birth to modern subjectivity and the concomitant development of modern psychology. He also focused on developing the necessary theoretical knowledge of the classical Islamic approaches to the ‘science of the soul’ or psychology by rigorously exploring classical sources in the three areas of: philosophy/theology, spirituality, law & ethics, and spiritual and physical medicine.

As an Islamic educational anthropologist and psychotherapeutic school counsellor by training, Yusuf is keen to explore the critical place of values education, Islamic psychology, and Islamic educational philosophy, within the delivery of pastoral care at schools in contemporary Britain.

Yusuf currently lives in the Midlands with his family and works as a Faith & Character Education Lead at one of Star Academies’ faith schools. He is also a teaching fellow at Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicestershire. Outside of work and studies, he enjoys: spending time with his family and friends, traveling, hiking and playing pool.

Supervisors

Nigel Fancourt and Terence Lovat

Having started at Oxford for an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Theology in 2018, Anna continued her studies with a PGCE (Religious Education), MSc (Higher Education) and now a DPhil. My research explores the use of religious scripture as a primary text in Religious Education classrooms.

MSc Dissertation: FE and HE or FE versus HE: an analysis of perspectives from college and university leaders in England

 

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Liam Guilfoyle

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Yunfei Ma is a doctoral student in the Department of Education conducting research in the field of international higher education.

Following his B.A. (First Class) at the University of Durham, Yunfei was awarded with MSc (Distinction) from the Department of Education, University of Oxford prior to his DPhil studies. He has also worked as a research assistant on the project Transnational academic mobility to global south: an exploratory study of international faculty in China.

Yunfei’s DPhil research focuses on global academic publishing and its relationship with knowledge formation, codification and dissemination. His research interest primarily lies in the geo-politics of knowledge production, global epistemic governance, China’s Humanities and Social Sciences research, and the philosophy of power.

Supervisors

Ariel Lindorff and Xin Xu

Sarah has a background in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management and Rural Community Development.

She has been working for the past 8 years in the sustainable development sector. Aware of the importance of educating students about biodiversity, natural resources, and environmental issues to promote the sustainability of the environment and our societies, Sarah is currently conducting her DPhil in environmental education. She will be assessing the integration of environmental education in the Lebanese curriculum, assessing the status of students’ environmental awareness, and identifying ways to enhance environmental education via the Threshold Concepts framework and via partnerships between the developmental and educational sectors.

 

Supervisors

Jenny Wynn and Steve Puttick

 

Publications

  • Karam, S., Kreidy, C., Bechara, N., Bou Harb, C., Abu Nasr, Y., and Hamadeh, S. (2022) Promoting Innovative Alternatives – The Urban Oasis Case Study, The Blessed Tree Magazine November 2022
  • Abi Said M., Bou Shroush J., Karam S., Shaib H. 2022. Intestinal parasites of Apodemus mystacinus along altitudinal stratification of Ibrahim River – Mount Lebanon. Annals of Parasitology, 68(2): 227-239.
  • Karam, S., Martiniello, G., Chalak, A., Abi-Said, M., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2021). Biosphere Reserves in Lebanon: Rifts between Conservation Discourse and Practice. Sustainability, 13(22), 12411.
  • Tawk, S. T., Chedid, M., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2019). Challenges and Sustainability of Wheat Production in a Levantine Breadbasket. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development8(4), 1-17.‏
  • Chedid, M., Tawk, S. T., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2018). The Lebanese Kishk: A Traditional Dairy Product in a Changing Local Food System. Journal of Food Research, 7: 16.
  • Abi-Said, M.R. and S. Karam. 2017. Morphological, cranial study and habitat preference of Mus macedonicus (Petrov & Ruzic, 1983) (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Lebanon. Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences 10(4): 235-237.
  • Karam, S. & Issa, D. (2015). Évaluation de la biodiversité sur deux sections du LMT. The Magazine of the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association, 4.

Robin’s research is broadly concerned with the lived, experiences and identities of genderqueer+ youth in the Czech Republic. In his research, he aims not only to understand genderqueer+ youth’s experiences, but he strives to feed into ongoing Czech trans and genderqueer+ activism and advocacy through collaboration with local youth activist collectives.

As the queerness of Robin’s research reflects his own queerness, he also seeks to queer academia and research by challenging conventional means of doing research and hegemonic forms of knowledge.

Supervisors

David Mills and Velda Elliott

Pat is the Deputy Chief Executive of a large College Group.

A qualified accountant, she is accountable to the Corporation Board for the Group’s Estate, sustainability and for maintaining the Group’s outstanding financial health grade. Her specialisms include Leadership and Management, Identification and Application of Funding Streams as well as leading the Group in new acquisitions, ventures and developments. Pat is using her vast experience of public sector finances to explore the intersection of accounting, leadership and purpose.

Supervisors

James Robson and Ariel Lindorff

Yusuf completed his Qur’ān memorization in the UK in 2010 and then undertook his Qur’ānic & Arabic language studies in Alexandria, Egypt, in 2011 and subsequently received an Ijāzah (a traditional form of permission to transmit classical knowledge) which qualified him to teach the recitation of the Holy Qur’ān.

Between 2012 – 2017, Yusuf was engaged with his undergraduate studies in London whilst working as a peripatetic classroom teacher in Berkshire. In 2016, Yusuf trained as a psychotherapeutic school counsellor at the Tavistock & Portman Clinic (NHS), London, and then he graduated with a BEd in Working with children: Education & Wellbeing (First Class Hons.) and Psychology for Education Professionals (Merit) from UCL (Institute of Education) & Birkbeck University of London, respectively, in 2017.

In 2019, Yusuf received a scholarship of academic excellence which allowed him to complete an MSc in Anthropology of Childhood, Youth & Education  (Distinction) at Brunel University, London. His research focused on an ethnographic study of Qurānic memorization in the UK.

Between 2020 – 2023 Yusuf spent three years as an Islamic Studies teacher in the UAE whereby he completed his NPQLT with UCL (Institute of Education). Meanwhile, parallel to his work in the classroom, he also worked alongside a UK-based NGO on international educational development programmes in the regions of West Africa and The Levant, contributing on teacher training and curriculum development for Islamic Studies.

In 2023, Yusuf completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Psychology with Cambridge Muslim College (CMC). His studies at CMC allowed him to examine the epistemological, scientific, and social transformations that gave birth to modern subjectivity and the concomitant development of modern psychology. He also focused on developing the necessary theoretical knowledge of the classical Islamic approaches to the ‘science of the soul’ or psychology by rigorously exploring classical sources in the three areas of: philosophy/theology, spirituality, law & ethics, and spiritual and physical medicine.

As an Islamic educational anthropologist and psychotherapeutic school counsellor by training, Yusuf is keen to explore the critical place of values education, Islamic psychology, and Islamic educational philosophy, within the delivery of pastoral care at schools in contemporary Britain.

Yusuf currently lives in the Midlands with his family and works as a Faith & Character Education Lead at one of Star Academies’ faith schools. He is also a teaching fellow at Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicestershire. Outside of work and studies, he enjoys: spending time with his family and friends, traveling, hiking and playing pool.

Supervisors

Nigel Fancourt and Terence Lovat

Having started at Oxford for an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Theology in 2018, Anna continued her studies with a PGCE (Religious Education), MSc (Higher Education) and now a DPhil. My research explores the use of religious scripture as a primary text in Religious Education classrooms.

MSc Dissertation: FE and HE or FE versus HE: an analysis of perspectives from college and university leaders in England

 

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Liam Guilfoyle

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Yunfei Ma is a doctoral student in the Department of Education conducting research in the field of international higher education.

Following his B.A. (First Class) at the University of Durham, Yunfei was awarded with MSc (Distinction) from the Department of Education, University of Oxford prior to his DPhil studies. He has also worked as a research assistant on the project Transnational academic mobility to global south: an exploratory study of international faculty in China.

Yunfei’s DPhil research focuses on global academic publishing and its relationship with knowledge formation, codification and dissemination. His research interest primarily lies in the geo-politics of knowledge production, global epistemic governance, China’s Humanities and Social Sciences research, and the philosophy of power.

Supervisors

Ariel Lindorff and Xin Xu

Sarah has a background in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management and Rural Community Development.

She has been working for the past 8 years in the sustainable development sector. Aware of the importance of educating students about biodiversity, natural resources, and environmental issues to promote the sustainability of the environment and our societies, Sarah is currently conducting her DPhil in environmental education. She will be assessing the integration of environmental education in the Lebanese curriculum, assessing the status of students’ environmental awareness, and identifying ways to enhance environmental education via the Threshold Concepts framework and via partnerships between the developmental and educational sectors.

 

Supervisors

Jenny Wynn and Steve Puttick

 

Publications

  • Karam, S., Kreidy, C., Bechara, N., Bou Harb, C., Abu Nasr, Y., and Hamadeh, S. (2022) Promoting Innovative Alternatives – The Urban Oasis Case Study, The Blessed Tree Magazine November 2022
  • Abi Said M., Bou Shroush J., Karam S., Shaib H. 2022. Intestinal parasites of Apodemus mystacinus along altitudinal stratification of Ibrahim River – Mount Lebanon. Annals of Parasitology, 68(2): 227-239.
  • Karam, S., Martiniello, G., Chalak, A., Abi-Said, M., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2021). Biosphere Reserves in Lebanon: Rifts between Conservation Discourse and Practice. Sustainability, 13(22), 12411.
  • Tawk, S. T., Chedid, M., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2019). Challenges and Sustainability of Wheat Production in a Levantine Breadbasket. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development8(4), 1-17.‏
  • Chedid, M., Tawk, S. T., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2018). The Lebanese Kishk: A Traditional Dairy Product in a Changing Local Food System. Journal of Food Research, 7: 16.
  • Abi-Said, M.R. and S. Karam. 2017. Morphological, cranial study and habitat preference of Mus macedonicus (Petrov & Ruzic, 1983) (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Lebanon. Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences 10(4): 235-237.
  • Karam, S. & Issa, D. (2015). Évaluation de la biodiversité sur deux sections du LMT. The Magazine of the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association, 4.

Robin’s research is broadly concerned with the lived, experiences and identities of genderqueer+ youth in the Czech Republic. In his research, he aims not only to understand genderqueer+ youth’s experiences, but he strives to feed into ongoing Czech trans and genderqueer+ activism and advocacy through collaboration with local youth activist collectives.

As the queerness of Robin’s research reflects his own queerness, he also seeks to queer academia and research by challenging conventional means of doing research and hegemonic forms of knowledge.

Supervisors

David Mills and Velda Elliott

Pat is the Deputy Chief Executive of a large College Group.

A qualified accountant, she is accountable to the Corporation Board for the Group’s Estate, sustainability and for maintaining the Group’s outstanding financial health grade. Her specialisms include Leadership and Management, Identification and Application of Funding Streams as well as leading the Group in new acquisitions, ventures and developments. Pat is using her vast experience of public sector finances to explore the intersection of accounting, leadership and purpose.

Supervisors

James Robson and Ariel Lindorff

Yusuf completed his Qur’ān memorization in the UK in 2010 and then undertook his Qur’ānic & Arabic language studies in Alexandria, Egypt, in 2011 and subsequently received an Ijāzah (a traditional form of permission to transmit classical knowledge) which qualified him to teach the recitation of the Holy Qur’ān.

Between 2012 – 2017, Yusuf was engaged with his undergraduate studies in London whilst working as a peripatetic classroom teacher in Berkshire. In 2016, Yusuf trained as a psychotherapeutic school counsellor at the Tavistock & Portman Clinic (NHS), London, and then he graduated with a BEd in Working with children: Education & Wellbeing (First Class Hons.) and Psychology for Education Professionals (Merit) from UCL (Institute of Education) & Birkbeck University of London, respectively, in 2017.

In 2019, Yusuf received a scholarship of academic excellence which allowed him to complete an MSc in Anthropology of Childhood, Youth & Education  (Distinction) at Brunel University, London. His research focused on an ethnographic study of Qurānic memorization in the UK.

Between 2020 – 2023 Yusuf spent three years as an Islamic Studies teacher in the UAE whereby he completed his NPQLT with UCL (Institute of Education). Meanwhile, parallel to his work in the classroom, he also worked alongside a UK-based NGO on international educational development programmes in the regions of West Africa and The Levant, contributing on teacher training and curriculum development for Islamic Studies.

In 2023, Yusuf completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Psychology with Cambridge Muslim College (CMC). His studies at CMC allowed him to examine the epistemological, scientific, and social transformations that gave birth to modern subjectivity and the concomitant development of modern psychology. He also focused on developing the necessary theoretical knowledge of the classical Islamic approaches to the ‘science of the soul’ or psychology by rigorously exploring classical sources in the three areas of: philosophy/theology, spirituality, law & ethics, and spiritual and physical medicine.

As an Islamic educational anthropologist and psychotherapeutic school counsellor by training, Yusuf is keen to explore the critical place of values education, Islamic psychology, and Islamic educational philosophy, within the delivery of pastoral care at schools in contemporary Britain.

Yusuf currently lives in the Midlands with his family and works as a Faith & Character Education Lead at one of Star Academies’ faith schools. He is also a teaching fellow at Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicestershire. Outside of work and studies, he enjoys: spending time with his family and friends, traveling, hiking and playing pool.

Supervisors

Nigel Fancourt and Terence Lovat

Having started at Oxford for an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Theology in 2018, Anna continued her studies with a PGCE (Religious Education), MSc (Higher Education) and now a DPhil. My research explores the use of religious scripture as a primary text in Religious Education classrooms.

MSc Dissertation: FE and HE or FE versus HE: an analysis of perspectives from college and university leaders in England

 

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Liam Guilfoyle

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Yunfei Ma is a doctoral student in the Department of Education conducting research in the field of international higher education.

Following his B.A. (First Class) at the University of Durham, Yunfei was awarded with MSc (Distinction) from the Department of Education, University of Oxford prior to his DPhil studies. He has also worked as a research assistant on the project Transnational academic mobility to global south: an exploratory study of international faculty in China.

Yunfei’s DPhil research focuses on global academic publishing and its relationship with knowledge formation, codification and dissemination. His research interest primarily lies in the geo-politics of knowledge production, global epistemic governance, China’s Humanities and Social Sciences research, and the philosophy of power.

Supervisors

Ariel Lindorff and Xin Xu

Sarah has a background in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management and Rural Community Development.

She has been working for the past 8 years in the sustainable development sector. Aware of the importance of educating students about biodiversity, natural resources, and environmental issues to promote the sustainability of the environment and our societies, Sarah is currently conducting her DPhil in environmental education. She will be assessing the integration of environmental education in the Lebanese curriculum, assessing the status of students’ environmental awareness, and identifying ways to enhance environmental education via the Threshold Concepts framework and via partnerships between the developmental and educational sectors.

 

Supervisors

Jenny Wynn and Steve Puttick

 

Publications

  • Karam, S., Kreidy, C., Bechara, N., Bou Harb, C., Abu Nasr, Y., and Hamadeh, S. (2022) Promoting Innovative Alternatives – The Urban Oasis Case Study, The Blessed Tree Magazine November 2022
  • Abi Said M., Bou Shroush J., Karam S., Shaib H. 2022. Intestinal parasites of Apodemus mystacinus along altitudinal stratification of Ibrahim River – Mount Lebanon. Annals of Parasitology, 68(2): 227-239.
  • Karam, S., Martiniello, G., Chalak, A., Abi-Said, M., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2021). Biosphere Reserves in Lebanon: Rifts between Conservation Discourse and Practice. Sustainability, 13(22), 12411.
  • Tawk, S. T., Chedid, M., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2019). Challenges and Sustainability of Wheat Production in a Levantine Breadbasket. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development8(4), 1-17.‏
  • Chedid, M., Tawk, S. T., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2018). The Lebanese Kishk: A Traditional Dairy Product in a Changing Local Food System. Journal of Food Research, 7: 16.
  • Abi-Said, M.R. and S. Karam. 2017. Morphological, cranial study and habitat preference of Mus macedonicus (Petrov & Ruzic, 1983) (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Lebanon. Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences 10(4): 235-237.
  • Karam, S. & Issa, D. (2015). Évaluation de la biodiversité sur deux sections du LMT. The Magazine of the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association, 4.

Robin’s research is broadly concerned with the lived, experiences and identities of genderqueer+ youth in the Czech Republic. In his research, he aims not only to understand genderqueer+ youth’s experiences, but he strives to feed into ongoing Czech trans and genderqueer+ activism and advocacy through collaboration with local youth activist collectives.

As the queerness of Robin’s research reflects his own queerness, he also seeks to queer academia and research by challenging conventional means of doing research and hegemonic forms of knowledge.

Supervisors

David Mills and Velda Elliott

Pat is the Deputy Chief Executive of a large College Group.

A qualified accountant, she is accountable to the Corporation Board for the Group’s Estate, sustainability and for maintaining the Group’s outstanding financial health grade. Her specialisms include Leadership and Management, Identification and Application of Funding Streams as well as leading the Group in new acquisitions, ventures and developments. Pat is using her vast experience of public sector finances to explore the intersection of accounting, leadership and purpose.

Supervisors

James Robson and Ariel Lindorff

Yusuf completed his Qur’ān memorization in the UK in 2010 and then undertook his Qur’ānic & Arabic language studies in Alexandria, Egypt, in 2011 and subsequently received an Ijāzah (a traditional form of permission to transmit classical knowledge) which qualified him to teach the recitation of the Holy Qur’ān.

Between 2012 – 2017, Yusuf was engaged with his undergraduate studies in London whilst working as a peripatetic classroom teacher in Berkshire. In 2016, Yusuf trained as a psychotherapeutic school counsellor at the Tavistock & Portman Clinic (NHS), London, and then he graduated with a BEd in Working with children: Education & Wellbeing (First Class Hons.) and Psychology for Education Professionals (Merit) from UCL (Institute of Education) & Birkbeck University of London, respectively, in 2017.

In 2019, Yusuf received a scholarship of academic excellence which allowed him to complete an MSc in Anthropology of Childhood, Youth & Education  (Distinction) at Brunel University, London. His research focused on an ethnographic study of Qurānic memorization in the UK.

Between 2020 – 2023 Yusuf spent three years as an Islamic Studies teacher in the UAE whereby he completed his NPQLT with UCL (Institute of Education). Meanwhile, parallel to his work in the classroom, he also worked alongside a UK-based NGO on international educational development programmes in the regions of West Africa and The Levant, contributing on teacher training and curriculum development for Islamic Studies.

In 2023, Yusuf completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Psychology with Cambridge Muslim College (CMC). His studies at CMC allowed him to examine the epistemological, scientific, and social transformations that gave birth to modern subjectivity and the concomitant development of modern psychology. He also focused on developing the necessary theoretical knowledge of the classical Islamic approaches to the ‘science of the soul’ or psychology by rigorously exploring classical sources in the three areas of: philosophy/theology, spirituality, law & ethics, and spiritual and physical medicine.

As an Islamic educational anthropologist and psychotherapeutic school counsellor by training, Yusuf is keen to explore the critical place of values education, Islamic psychology, and Islamic educational philosophy, within the delivery of pastoral care at schools in contemporary Britain.

Yusuf currently lives in the Midlands with his family and works as a Faith & Character Education Lead at one of Star Academies’ faith schools. He is also a teaching fellow at Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicestershire. Outside of work and studies, he enjoys: spending time with his family and friends, traveling, hiking and playing pool.

Supervisors

Nigel Fancourt and Terence Lovat

Having started at Oxford for an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Theology in 2018, Anna continued her studies with a PGCE (Religious Education), MSc (Higher Education) and now a DPhil. My research explores the use of religious scripture as a primary text in Religious Education classrooms.

MSc Dissertation: FE and HE or FE versus HE: an analysis of perspectives from college and university leaders in England

 

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Liam Guilfoyle

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Yunfei Ma is a doctoral student in the Department of Education conducting research in the field of international higher education.

Following his B.A. (First Class) at the University of Durham, Yunfei was awarded with MSc (Distinction) from the Department of Education, University of Oxford prior to his DPhil studies. He has also worked as a research assistant on the project Transnational academic mobility to global south: an exploratory study of international faculty in China.

Yunfei’s DPhil research focuses on global academic publishing and its relationship with knowledge formation, codification and dissemination. His research interest primarily lies in the geo-politics of knowledge production, global epistemic governance, China’s Humanities and Social Sciences research, and the philosophy of power.

Supervisors

Ariel Lindorff and Xin Xu

Sarah has a background in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management and Rural Community Development.

She has been working for the past 8 years in the sustainable development sector. Aware of the importance of educating students about biodiversity, natural resources, and environmental issues to promote the sustainability of the environment and our societies, Sarah is currently conducting her DPhil in environmental education. She will be assessing the integration of environmental education in the Lebanese curriculum, assessing the status of students’ environmental awareness, and identifying ways to enhance environmental education via the Threshold Concepts framework and via partnerships between the developmental and educational sectors.

 

Supervisors

Jenny Wynn and Steve Puttick

 

Publications

  • Karam, S., Kreidy, C., Bechara, N., Bou Harb, C., Abu Nasr, Y., and Hamadeh, S. (2022) Promoting Innovative Alternatives – The Urban Oasis Case Study, The Blessed Tree Magazine November 2022
  • Abi Said M., Bou Shroush J., Karam S., Shaib H. 2022. Intestinal parasites of Apodemus mystacinus along altitudinal stratification of Ibrahim River – Mount Lebanon. Annals of Parasitology, 68(2): 227-239.
  • Karam, S., Martiniello, G., Chalak, A., Abi-Said, M., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2021). Biosphere Reserves in Lebanon: Rifts between Conservation Discourse and Practice. Sustainability, 13(22), 12411.
  • Tawk, S. T., Chedid, M., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2019). Challenges and Sustainability of Wheat Production in a Levantine Breadbasket. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development8(4), 1-17.‏
  • Chedid, M., Tawk, S. T., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2018). The Lebanese Kishk: A Traditional Dairy Product in a Changing Local Food System. Journal of Food Research, 7: 16.
  • Abi-Said, M.R. and S. Karam. 2017. Morphological, cranial study and habitat preference of Mus macedonicus (Petrov & Ruzic, 1983) (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Lebanon. Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences 10(4): 235-237.
  • Karam, S. & Issa, D. (2015). Évaluation de la biodiversité sur deux sections du LMT. The Magazine of the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association, 4.

Robin’s research is broadly concerned with the lived, experiences and identities of genderqueer+ youth in the Czech Republic. In his research, he aims not only to understand genderqueer+ youth’s experiences, but he strives to feed into ongoing Czech trans and genderqueer+ activism and advocacy through collaboration with local youth activist collectives.

As the queerness of Robin’s research reflects his own queerness, he also seeks to queer academia and research by challenging conventional means of doing research and hegemonic forms of knowledge.

Supervisors

David Mills and Velda Elliott

Pat is the Deputy Chief Executive of a large College Group.

A qualified accountant, she is accountable to the Corporation Board for the Group’s Estate, sustainability and for maintaining the Group’s outstanding financial health grade. Her specialisms include Leadership and Management, Identification and Application of Funding Streams as well as leading the Group in new acquisitions, ventures and developments. Pat is using her vast experience of public sector finances to explore the intersection of accounting, leadership and purpose.

Supervisors

James Robson and Ariel Lindorff

Yusuf completed his Qur’ān memorization in the UK in 2010 and then undertook his Qur’ānic & Arabic language studies in Alexandria, Egypt, in 2011 and subsequently received an Ijāzah (a traditional form of permission to transmit classical knowledge) which qualified him to teach the recitation of the Holy Qur’ān.

Between 2012 – 2017, Yusuf was engaged with his undergraduate studies in London whilst working as a peripatetic classroom teacher in Berkshire. In 2016, Yusuf trained as a psychotherapeutic school counsellor at the Tavistock & Portman Clinic (NHS), London, and then he graduated with a BEd in Working with children: Education & Wellbeing (First Class Hons.) and Psychology for Education Professionals (Merit) from UCL (Institute of Education) & Birkbeck University of London, respectively, in 2017.

In 2019, Yusuf received a scholarship of academic excellence which allowed him to complete an MSc in Anthropology of Childhood, Youth & Education  (Distinction) at Brunel University, London. His research focused on an ethnographic study of Qurānic memorization in the UK.

Between 2020 – 2023 Yusuf spent three years as an Islamic Studies teacher in the UAE whereby he completed his NPQLT with UCL (Institute of Education). Meanwhile, parallel to his work in the classroom, he also worked alongside a UK-based NGO on international educational development programmes in the regions of West Africa and The Levant, contributing on teacher training and curriculum development for Islamic Studies.

In 2023, Yusuf completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Psychology with Cambridge Muslim College (CMC). His studies at CMC allowed him to examine the epistemological, scientific, and social transformations that gave birth to modern subjectivity and the concomitant development of modern psychology. He also focused on developing the necessary theoretical knowledge of the classical Islamic approaches to the ‘science of the soul’ or psychology by rigorously exploring classical sources in the three areas of: philosophy/theology, spirituality, law & ethics, and spiritual and physical medicine.

As an Islamic educational anthropologist and psychotherapeutic school counsellor by training, Yusuf is keen to explore the critical place of values education, Islamic psychology, and Islamic educational philosophy, within the delivery of pastoral care at schools in contemporary Britain.

Yusuf currently lives in the Midlands with his family and works as a Faith & Character Education Lead at one of Star Academies’ faith schools. He is also a teaching fellow at Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicestershire. Outside of work and studies, he enjoys: spending time with his family and friends, traveling, hiking and playing pool.

Supervisors

Nigel Fancourt and Terence Lovat

Having started at Oxford for an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Theology in 2018, Anna continued her studies with a PGCE (Religious Education), MSc (Higher Education) and now a DPhil. My research explores the use of religious scripture as a primary text in Religious Education classrooms.

MSc Dissertation: FE and HE or FE versus HE: an analysis of perspectives from college and university leaders in England

 

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Liam Guilfoyle

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Yunfei Ma is a doctoral student in the Department of Education conducting research in the field of international higher education.

Following his B.A. (First Class) at the University of Durham, Yunfei was awarded with MSc (Distinction) from the Department of Education, University of Oxford prior to his DPhil studies. He has also worked as a research assistant on the project Transnational academic mobility to global south: an exploratory study of international faculty in China.

Yunfei’s DPhil research focuses on global academic publishing and its relationship with knowledge formation, codification and dissemination. His research interest primarily lies in the geo-politics of knowledge production, global epistemic governance, China’s Humanities and Social Sciences research, and the philosophy of power.

Supervisors

Ariel Lindorff and Xin Xu

Sarah has a background in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management and Rural Community Development.

She has been working for the past 8 years in the sustainable development sector. Aware of the importance of educating students about biodiversity, natural resources, and environmental issues to promote the sustainability of the environment and our societies, Sarah is currently conducting her DPhil in environmental education. She will be assessing the integration of environmental education in the Lebanese curriculum, assessing the status of students’ environmental awareness, and identifying ways to enhance environmental education via the Threshold Concepts framework and via partnerships between the developmental and educational sectors.

 

Supervisors

Jenny Wynn and Steve Puttick

 

Publications

  • Karam, S., Kreidy, C., Bechara, N., Bou Harb, C., Abu Nasr, Y., and Hamadeh, S. (2022) Promoting Innovative Alternatives – The Urban Oasis Case Study, The Blessed Tree Magazine November 2022
  • Abi Said M., Bou Shroush J., Karam S., Shaib H. 2022. Intestinal parasites of Apodemus mystacinus along altitudinal stratification of Ibrahim River – Mount Lebanon. Annals of Parasitology, 68(2): 227-239.
  • Karam, S., Martiniello, G., Chalak, A., Abi-Said, M., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2021). Biosphere Reserves in Lebanon: Rifts between Conservation Discourse and Practice. Sustainability, 13(22), 12411.
  • Tawk, S. T., Chedid, M., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2019). Challenges and Sustainability of Wheat Production in a Levantine Breadbasket. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development8(4), 1-17.‏
  • Chedid, M., Tawk, S. T., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2018). The Lebanese Kishk: A Traditional Dairy Product in a Changing Local Food System. Journal of Food Research, 7: 16.
  • Abi-Said, M.R. and S. Karam. 2017. Morphological, cranial study and habitat preference of Mus macedonicus (Petrov & Ruzic, 1983) (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Lebanon. Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences 10(4): 235-237.
  • Karam, S. & Issa, D. (2015). Évaluation de la biodiversité sur deux sections du LMT. The Magazine of the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association, 4.

Robin’s research is broadly concerned with the lived, experiences and identities of genderqueer+ youth in the Czech Republic. In his research, he aims not only to understand genderqueer+ youth’s experiences, but he strives to feed into ongoing Czech trans and genderqueer+ activism and advocacy through collaboration with local youth activist collectives.

As the queerness of Robin’s research reflects his own queerness, he also seeks to queer academia and research by challenging conventional means of doing research and hegemonic forms of knowledge.

Supervisors

David Mills and Velda Elliott

Pat is the Deputy Chief Executive of a large College Group.

A qualified accountant, she is accountable to the Corporation Board for the Group’s Estate, sustainability and for maintaining the Group’s outstanding financial health grade. Her specialisms include Leadership and Management, Identification and Application of Funding Streams as well as leading the Group in new acquisitions, ventures and developments. Pat is using her vast experience of public sector finances to explore the intersection of accounting, leadership and purpose.

Supervisors

James Robson and Ariel Lindorff

Yusuf completed his Qur’ān memorization in the UK in 2010 and then undertook his Qur’ānic & Arabic language studies in Alexandria, Egypt, in 2011 and subsequently received an Ijāzah (a traditional form of permission to transmit classical knowledge) which qualified him to teach the recitation of the Holy Qur’ān.

Between 2012 – 2017, Yusuf was engaged with his undergraduate studies in London whilst working as a peripatetic classroom teacher in Berkshire. In 2016, Yusuf trained as a psychotherapeutic school counsellor at the Tavistock & Portman Clinic (NHS), London, and then he graduated with a BEd in Working with children: Education & Wellbeing (First Class Hons.) and Psychology for Education Professionals (Merit) from UCL (Institute of Education) & Birkbeck University of London, respectively, in 2017.

In 2019, Yusuf received a scholarship of academic excellence which allowed him to complete an MSc in Anthropology of Childhood, Youth & Education  (Distinction) at Brunel University, London. His research focused on an ethnographic study of Qurānic memorization in the UK.

Between 2020 – 2023 Yusuf spent three years as an Islamic Studies teacher in the UAE whereby he completed his NPQLT with UCL (Institute of Education). Meanwhile, parallel to his work in the classroom, he also worked alongside a UK-based NGO on international educational development programmes in the regions of West Africa and The Levant, contributing on teacher training and curriculum development for Islamic Studies.

In 2023, Yusuf completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Psychology with Cambridge Muslim College (CMC). His studies at CMC allowed him to examine the epistemological, scientific, and social transformations that gave birth to modern subjectivity and the concomitant development of modern psychology. He also focused on developing the necessary theoretical knowledge of the classical Islamic approaches to the ‘science of the soul’ or psychology by rigorously exploring classical sources in the three areas of: philosophy/theology, spirituality, law & ethics, and spiritual and physical medicine.

As an Islamic educational anthropologist and psychotherapeutic school counsellor by training, Yusuf is keen to explore the critical place of values education, Islamic psychology, and Islamic educational philosophy, within the delivery of pastoral care at schools in contemporary Britain.

Yusuf currently lives in the Midlands with his family and works as a Faith & Character Education Lead at one of Star Academies’ faith schools. He is also a teaching fellow at Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicestershire. Outside of work and studies, he enjoys: spending time with his family and friends, traveling, hiking and playing pool.

Supervisors

Nigel Fancourt and Terence Lovat

Having started at Oxford for an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Theology in 2018, Anna continued her studies with a PGCE (Religious Education), MSc (Higher Education) and now a DPhil. My research explores the use of religious scripture as a primary text in Religious Education classrooms.

MSc Dissertation: FE and HE or FE versus HE: an analysis of perspectives from college and university leaders in England

 

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Liam Guilfoyle

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Yunfei Ma is a doctoral student in the Department of Education conducting research in the field of international higher education.

Following his B.A. (First Class) at the University of Durham, Yunfei was awarded with MSc (Distinction) from the Department of Education, University of Oxford prior to his DPhil studies. He has also worked as a research assistant on the project Transnational academic mobility to global south: an exploratory study of international faculty in China.

Yunfei’s DPhil research focuses on global academic publishing and its relationship with knowledge formation, codification and dissemination. His research interest primarily lies in the geo-politics of knowledge production, global epistemic governance, China’s Humanities and Social Sciences research, and the philosophy of power.

Supervisors

Ariel Lindorff and Xin Xu

Sarah has a background in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management and Rural Community Development.

She has been working for the past 8 years in the sustainable development sector. Aware of the importance of educating students about biodiversity, natural resources, and environmental issues to promote the sustainability of the environment and our societies, Sarah is currently conducting her DPhil in environmental education. She will be assessing the integration of environmental education in the Lebanese curriculum, assessing the status of students’ environmental awareness, and identifying ways to enhance environmental education via the Threshold Concepts framework and via partnerships between the developmental and educational sectors.

 

Supervisors

Jenny Wynn and Steve Puttick

 

Publications

  • Karam, S., Kreidy, C., Bechara, N., Bou Harb, C., Abu Nasr, Y., and Hamadeh, S. (2022) Promoting Innovative Alternatives – The Urban Oasis Case Study, The Blessed Tree Magazine November 2022
  • Abi Said M., Bou Shroush J., Karam S., Shaib H. 2022. Intestinal parasites of Apodemus mystacinus along altitudinal stratification of Ibrahim River – Mount Lebanon. Annals of Parasitology, 68(2): 227-239.
  • Karam, S., Martiniello, G., Chalak, A., Abi-Said, M., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2021). Biosphere Reserves in Lebanon: Rifts between Conservation Discourse and Practice. Sustainability, 13(22), 12411.
  • Tawk, S. T., Chedid, M., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2019). Challenges and Sustainability of Wheat Production in a Levantine Breadbasket. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development8(4), 1-17.‏
  • Chedid, M., Tawk, S. T., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2018). The Lebanese Kishk: A Traditional Dairy Product in a Changing Local Food System. Journal of Food Research, 7: 16.
  • Abi-Said, M.R. and S. Karam. 2017. Morphological, cranial study and habitat preference of Mus macedonicus (Petrov & Ruzic, 1983) (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Lebanon. Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences 10(4): 235-237.
  • Karam, S. & Issa, D. (2015). Évaluation de la biodiversité sur deux sections du LMT. The Magazine of the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association, 4.

Robin’s research is broadly concerned with the lived, experiences and identities of genderqueer+ youth in the Czech Republic. In his research, he aims not only to understand genderqueer+ youth’s experiences, but he strives to feed into ongoing Czech trans and genderqueer+ activism and advocacy through collaboration with local youth activist collectives.

As the queerness of Robin’s research reflects his own queerness, he also seeks to queer academia and research by challenging conventional means of doing research and hegemonic forms of knowledge.

Supervisors

David Mills and Velda Elliott

Pat is the Deputy Chief Executive of a large College Group.

A qualified accountant, she is accountable to the Corporation Board for the Group’s Estate, sustainability and for maintaining the Group’s outstanding financial health grade. Her specialisms include Leadership and Management, Identification and Application of Funding Streams as well as leading the Group in new acquisitions, ventures and developments. Pat is using her vast experience of public sector finances to explore the intersection of accounting, leadership and purpose.

Supervisors

James Robson and Ariel Lindorff

Yusuf completed his Qur’ān memorization in the UK in 2010 and then undertook his Qur’ānic & Arabic language studies in Alexandria, Egypt, in 2011 and subsequently received an Ijāzah (a traditional form of permission to transmit classical knowledge) which qualified him to teach the recitation of the Holy Qur’ān.

Between 2012 – 2017, Yusuf was engaged with his undergraduate studies in London whilst working as a peripatetic classroom teacher in Berkshire. In 2016, Yusuf trained as a psychotherapeutic school counsellor at the Tavistock & Portman Clinic (NHS), London, and then he graduated with a BEd in Working with children: Education & Wellbeing (First Class Hons.) and Psychology for Education Professionals (Merit) from UCL (Institute of Education) & Birkbeck University of London, respectively, in 2017.

In 2019, Yusuf received a scholarship of academic excellence which allowed him to complete an MSc in Anthropology of Childhood, Youth & Education  (Distinction) at Brunel University, London. His research focused on an ethnographic study of Qurānic memorization in the UK.

Between 2020 – 2023 Yusuf spent three years as an Islamic Studies teacher in the UAE whereby he completed his NPQLT with UCL (Institute of Education). Meanwhile, parallel to his work in the classroom, he also worked alongside a UK-based NGO on international educational development programmes in the regions of West Africa and The Levant, contributing on teacher training and curriculum development for Islamic Studies.

In 2023, Yusuf completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Psychology with Cambridge Muslim College (CMC). His studies at CMC allowed him to examine the epistemological, scientific, and social transformations that gave birth to modern subjectivity and the concomitant development of modern psychology. He also focused on developing the necessary theoretical knowledge of the classical Islamic approaches to the ‘science of the soul’ or psychology by rigorously exploring classical sources in the three areas of: philosophy/theology, spirituality, law & ethics, and spiritual and physical medicine.

As an Islamic educational anthropologist and psychotherapeutic school counsellor by training, Yusuf is keen to explore the critical place of values education, Islamic psychology, and Islamic educational philosophy, within the delivery of pastoral care at schools in contemporary Britain.

Yusuf currently lives in the Midlands with his family and works as a Faith & Character Education Lead at one of Star Academies’ faith schools. He is also a teaching fellow at Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicestershire. Outside of work and studies, he enjoys: spending time with his family and friends, traveling, hiking and playing pool.

Supervisors

Nigel Fancourt and Terence Lovat

Having started at Oxford for an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Theology in 2018, Anna continued her studies with a PGCE (Religious Education), MSc (Higher Education) and now a DPhil. My research explores the use of religious scripture as a primary text in Religious Education classrooms.

MSc Dissertation: FE and HE or FE versus HE: an analysis of perspectives from college and university leaders in England

 

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Liam Guilfoyle

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Yunfei Ma is a doctoral student in the Department of Education conducting research in the field of international higher education.

Following his B.A. (First Class) at the University of Durham, Yunfei was awarded with MSc (Distinction) from the Department of Education, University of Oxford prior to his DPhil studies. He has also worked as a research assistant on the project Transnational academic mobility to global south: an exploratory study of international faculty in China.

Yunfei’s DPhil research focuses on global academic publishing and its relationship with knowledge formation, codification and dissemination. His research interest primarily lies in the geo-politics of knowledge production, global epistemic governance, China’s Humanities and Social Sciences research, and the philosophy of power.

Supervisors

Ariel Lindorff and Xin Xu

Sarah has a background in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management and Rural Community Development.

She has been working for the past 8 years in the sustainable development sector. Aware of the importance of educating students about biodiversity, natural resources, and environmental issues to promote the sustainability of the environment and our societies, Sarah is currently conducting her DPhil in environmental education. She will be assessing the integration of environmental education in the Lebanese curriculum, assessing the status of students’ environmental awareness, and identifying ways to enhance environmental education via the Threshold Concepts framework and via partnerships between the developmental and educational sectors.

 

Supervisors

Jenny Wynn and Steve Puttick

 

Publications

  • Karam, S., Kreidy, C., Bechara, N., Bou Harb, C., Abu Nasr, Y., and Hamadeh, S. (2022) Promoting Innovative Alternatives – The Urban Oasis Case Study, The Blessed Tree Magazine November 2022
  • Abi Said M., Bou Shroush J., Karam S., Shaib H. 2022. Intestinal parasites of Apodemus mystacinus along altitudinal stratification of Ibrahim River – Mount Lebanon. Annals of Parasitology, 68(2): 227-239.
  • Karam, S., Martiniello, G., Chalak, A., Abi-Said, M., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2021). Biosphere Reserves in Lebanon: Rifts between Conservation Discourse and Practice. Sustainability, 13(22), 12411.
  • Tawk, S. T., Chedid, M., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2019). Challenges and Sustainability of Wheat Production in a Levantine Breadbasket. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development8(4), 1-17.‏
  • Chedid, M., Tawk, S. T., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2018). The Lebanese Kishk: A Traditional Dairy Product in a Changing Local Food System. Journal of Food Research, 7: 16.
  • Abi-Said, M.R. and S. Karam. 2017. Morphological, cranial study and habitat preference of Mus macedonicus (Petrov & Ruzic, 1983) (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Lebanon. Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences 10(4): 235-237.
  • Karam, S. & Issa, D. (2015). Évaluation de la biodiversité sur deux sections du LMT. The Magazine of the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association, 4.

Robin’s research is broadly concerned with the lived, experiences and identities of genderqueer+ youth in the Czech Republic. In his research, he aims not only to understand genderqueer+ youth’s experiences, but he strives to feed into ongoing Czech trans and genderqueer+ activism and advocacy through collaboration with local youth activist collectives.

As the queerness of Robin’s research reflects his own queerness, he also seeks to queer academia and research by challenging conventional means of doing research and hegemonic forms of knowledge.

Supervisors

David Mills and Velda Elliott

Pat is the Deputy Chief Executive of a large College Group.

A qualified accountant, she is accountable to the Corporation Board for the Group’s Estate, sustainability and for maintaining the Group’s outstanding financial health grade. Her specialisms include Leadership and Management, Identification and Application of Funding Streams as well as leading the Group in new acquisitions, ventures and developments. Pat is using her vast experience of public sector finances to explore the intersection of accounting, leadership and purpose.

Supervisors

James Robson and Ariel Lindorff

Yusuf completed his Qur’ān memorization in the UK in 2010 and then undertook his Qur’ānic & Arabic language studies in Alexandria, Egypt, in 2011 and subsequently received an Ijāzah (a traditional form of permission to transmit classical knowledge) which qualified him to teach the recitation of the Holy Qur’ān.

Between 2012 – 2017, Yusuf was engaged with his undergraduate studies in London whilst working as a peripatetic classroom teacher in Berkshire. In 2016, Yusuf trained as a psychotherapeutic school counsellor at the Tavistock & Portman Clinic (NHS), London, and then he graduated with a BEd in Working with children: Education & Wellbeing (First Class Hons.) and Psychology for Education Professionals (Merit) from UCL (Institute of Education) & Birkbeck University of London, respectively, in 2017.

In 2019, Yusuf received a scholarship of academic excellence which allowed him to complete an MSc in Anthropology of Childhood, Youth & Education  (Distinction) at Brunel University, London. His research focused on an ethnographic study of Qurānic memorization in the UK.

Between 2020 – 2023 Yusuf spent three years as an Islamic Studies teacher in the UAE whereby he completed his NPQLT with UCL (Institute of Education). Meanwhile, parallel to his work in the classroom, he also worked alongside a UK-based NGO on international educational development programmes in the regions of West Africa and The Levant, contributing on teacher training and curriculum development for Islamic Studies.

In 2023, Yusuf completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Psychology with Cambridge Muslim College (CMC). His studies at CMC allowed him to examine the epistemological, scientific, and social transformations that gave birth to modern subjectivity and the concomitant development of modern psychology. He also focused on developing the necessary theoretical knowledge of the classical Islamic approaches to the ‘science of the soul’ or psychology by rigorously exploring classical sources in the three areas of: philosophy/theology, spirituality, law & ethics, and spiritual and physical medicine.

As an Islamic educational anthropologist and psychotherapeutic school counsellor by training, Yusuf is keen to explore the critical place of values education, Islamic psychology, and Islamic educational philosophy, within the delivery of pastoral care at schools in contemporary Britain.

Yusuf currently lives in the Midlands with his family and works as a Faith & Character Education Lead at one of Star Academies’ faith schools. He is also a teaching fellow at Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicestershire. Outside of work and studies, he enjoys: spending time with his family and friends, traveling, hiking and playing pool.

Supervisors

Nigel Fancourt and Terence Lovat

Having started at Oxford for an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Theology in 2018, Anna continued her studies with a PGCE (Religious Education), MSc (Higher Education) and now a DPhil. My research explores the use of religious scripture as a primary text in Religious Education classrooms.

MSc Dissertation: FE and HE or FE versus HE: an analysis of perspectives from college and university leaders in England

 

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Liam Guilfoyle

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Yunfei Ma is a doctoral student in the Department of Education conducting research in the field of international higher education.

Following his B.A. (First Class) at the University of Durham, Yunfei was awarded with MSc (Distinction) from the Department of Education, University of Oxford prior to his DPhil studies. He has also worked as a research assistant on the project Transnational academic mobility to global south: an exploratory study of international faculty in China.

Yunfei’s DPhil research focuses on global academic publishing and its relationship with knowledge formation, codification and dissemination. His research interest primarily lies in the geo-politics of knowledge production, global epistemic governance, China’s Humanities and Social Sciences research, and the philosophy of power.

Supervisors

Ariel Lindorff and Xin Xu

Sarah has a background in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management and Rural Community Development.

She has been working for the past 8 years in the sustainable development sector. Aware of the importance of educating students about biodiversity, natural resources, and environmental issues to promote the sustainability of the environment and our societies, Sarah is currently conducting her DPhil in environmental education. She will be assessing the integration of environmental education in the Lebanese curriculum, assessing the status of students’ environmental awareness, and identifying ways to enhance environmental education via the Threshold Concepts framework and via partnerships between the developmental and educational sectors.

 

Supervisors

Jenny Wynn and Steve Puttick

 

Publications

  • Karam, S., Kreidy, C., Bechara, N., Bou Harb, C., Abu Nasr, Y., and Hamadeh, S. (2022) Promoting Innovative Alternatives – The Urban Oasis Case Study, The Blessed Tree Magazine November 2022
  • Abi Said M., Bou Shroush J., Karam S., Shaib H. 2022. Intestinal parasites of Apodemus mystacinus along altitudinal stratification of Ibrahim River – Mount Lebanon. Annals of Parasitology, 68(2): 227-239.
  • Karam, S., Martiniello, G., Chalak, A., Abi-Said, M., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2021). Biosphere Reserves in Lebanon: Rifts between Conservation Discourse and Practice. Sustainability, 13(22), 12411.
  • Tawk, S. T., Chedid, M., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2019). Challenges and Sustainability of Wheat Production in a Levantine Breadbasket. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development8(4), 1-17.‏
  • Chedid, M., Tawk, S. T., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2018). The Lebanese Kishk: A Traditional Dairy Product in a Changing Local Food System. Journal of Food Research, 7: 16.
  • Abi-Said, M.R. and S. Karam. 2017. Morphological, cranial study and habitat preference of Mus macedonicus (Petrov & Ruzic, 1983) (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Lebanon. Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences 10(4): 235-237.
  • Karam, S. & Issa, D. (2015). Évaluation de la biodiversité sur deux sections du LMT. The Magazine of the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association, 4.

Robin’s research is broadly concerned with the lived, experiences and identities of genderqueer+ youth in the Czech Republic. In his research, he aims not only to understand genderqueer+ youth’s experiences, but he strives to feed into ongoing Czech trans and genderqueer+ activism and advocacy through collaboration with local youth activist collectives.

As the queerness of Robin’s research reflects his own queerness, he also seeks to queer academia and research by challenging conventional means of doing research and hegemonic forms of knowledge.

Supervisors

David Mills and Velda Elliott

Pat is the Deputy Chief Executive of a large College Group.

A qualified accountant, she is accountable to the Corporation Board for the Group’s Estate, sustainability and for maintaining the Group’s outstanding financial health grade. Her specialisms include Leadership and Management, Identification and Application of Funding Streams as well as leading the Group in new acquisitions, ventures and developments. Pat is using her vast experience of public sector finances to explore the intersection of accounting, leadership and purpose.

Supervisors

James Robson and Ariel Lindorff

Yusuf completed his Qur’ān memorization in the UK in 2010 and then undertook his Qur’ānic & Arabic language studies in Alexandria, Egypt, in 2011 and subsequently received an Ijāzah (a traditional form of permission to transmit classical knowledge) which qualified him to teach the recitation of the Holy Qur’ān.

Between 2012 – 2017, Yusuf was engaged with his undergraduate studies in London whilst working as a peripatetic classroom teacher in Berkshire. In 2016, Yusuf trained as a psychotherapeutic school counsellor at the Tavistock & Portman Clinic (NHS), London, and then he graduated with a BEd in Working with children: Education & Wellbeing (First Class Hons.) and Psychology for Education Professionals (Merit) from UCL (Institute of Education) & Birkbeck University of London, respectively, in 2017.

In 2019, Yusuf received a scholarship of academic excellence which allowed him to complete an MSc in Anthropology of Childhood, Youth & Education  (Distinction) at Brunel University, London. His research focused on an ethnographic study of Qurānic memorization in the UK.

Between 2020 – 2023 Yusuf spent three years as an Islamic Studies teacher in the UAE whereby he completed his NPQLT with UCL (Institute of Education). Meanwhile, parallel to his work in the classroom, he also worked alongside a UK-based NGO on international educational development programmes in the regions of West Africa and The Levant, contributing on teacher training and curriculum development for Islamic Studies.

In 2023, Yusuf completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Psychology with Cambridge Muslim College (CMC). His studies at CMC allowed him to examine the epistemological, scientific, and social transformations that gave birth to modern subjectivity and the concomitant development of modern psychology. He also focused on developing the necessary theoretical knowledge of the classical Islamic approaches to the ‘science of the soul’ or psychology by rigorously exploring classical sources in the three areas of: philosophy/theology, spirituality, law & ethics, and spiritual and physical medicine.

As an Islamic educational anthropologist and psychotherapeutic school counsellor by training, Yusuf is keen to explore the critical place of values education, Islamic psychology, and Islamic educational philosophy, within the delivery of pastoral care at schools in contemporary Britain.

Yusuf currently lives in the Midlands with his family and works as a Faith & Character Education Lead at one of Star Academies’ faith schools. He is also a teaching fellow at Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicestershire. Outside of work and studies, he enjoys: spending time with his family and friends, traveling, hiking and playing pool.

Supervisors

Nigel Fancourt and Terence Lovat

Having started at Oxford for an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Theology in 2018, Anna continued her studies with a PGCE (Religious Education), MSc (Higher Education) and now a DPhil. My research explores the use of religious scripture as a primary text in Religious Education classrooms.

MSc Dissertation: FE and HE or FE versus HE: an analysis of perspectives from college and university leaders in England

 

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Liam Guilfoyle

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Yunfei Ma is a doctoral student in the Department of Education conducting research in the field of international higher education.

Following his B.A. (First Class) at the University of Durham, Yunfei was awarded with MSc (Distinction) from the Department of Education, University of Oxford prior to his DPhil studies. He has also worked as a research assistant on the project Transnational academic mobility to global south: an exploratory study of international faculty in China.

Yunfei’s DPhil research focuses on global academic publishing and its relationship with knowledge formation, codification and dissemination. His research interest primarily lies in the geo-politics of knowledge production, global epistemic governance, China’s Humanities and Social Sciences research, and the philosophy of power.

Supervisors

Ariel Lindorff and Xin Xu

Sarah has a background in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management and Rural Community Development.

She has been working for the past 8 years in the sustainable development sector. Aware of the importance of educating students about biodiversity, natural resources, and environmental issues to promote the sustainability of the environment and our societies, Sarah is currently conducting her DPhil in environmental education. She will be assessing the integration of environmental education in the Lebanese curriculum, assessing the status of students’ environmental awareness, and identifying ways to enhance environmental education via the Threshold Concepts framework and via partnerships between the developmental and educational sectors.

 

Supervisors

Jenny Wynn and Steve Puttick

 

Publications

  • Karam, S., Kreidy, C., Bechara, N., Bou Harb, C., Abu Nasr, Y., and Hamadeh, S. (2022) Promoting Innovative Alternatives – The Urban Oasis Case Study, The Blessed Tree Magazine November 2022
  • Abi Said M., Bou Shroush J., Karam S., Shaib H. 2022. Intestinal parasites of Apodemus mystacinus along altitudinal stratification of Ibrahim River – Mount Lebanon. Annals of Parasitology, 68(2): 227-239.
  • Karam, S., Martiniello, G., Chalak, A., Abi-Said, M., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2021). Biosphere Reserves in Lebanon: Rifts between Conservation Discourse and Practice. Sustainability, 13(22), 12411.
  • Tawk, S. T., Chedid, M., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2019). Challenges and Sustainability of Wheat Production in a Levantine Breadbasket. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development8(4), 1-17.‏
  • Chedid, M., Tawk, S. T., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2018). The Lebanese Kishk: A Traditional Dairy Product in a Changing Local Food System. Journal of Food Research, 7: 16.
  • Abi-Said, M.R. and S. Karam. 2017. Morphological, cranial study and habitat preference of Mus macedonicus (Petrov & Ruzic, 1983) (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Lebanon. Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences 10(4): 235-237.
  • Karam, S. & Issa, D. (2015). Évaluation de la biodiversité sur deux sections du LMT. The Magazine of the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association, 4.

Robin’s research is broadly concerned with the lived, experiences and identities of genderqueer+ youth in the Czech Republic. In his research, he aims not only to understand genderqueer+ youth’s experiences, but he strives to feed into ongoing Czech trans and genderqueer+ activism and advocacy through collaboration with local youth activist collectives.

As the queerness of Robin’s research reflects his own queerness, he also seeks to queer academia and research by challenging conventional means of doing research and hegemonic forms of knowledge.

Supervisors

David Mills and Velda Elliott

Pat is the Deputy Chief Executive of a large College Group.

A qualified accountant, she is accountable to the Corporation Board for the Group’s Estate, sustainability and for maintaining the Group’s outstanding financial health grade. Her specialisms include Leadership and Management, Identification and Application of Funding Streams as well as leading the Group in new acquisitions, ventures and developments. Pat is using her vast experience of public sector finances to explore the intersection of accounting, leadership and purpose.

Supervisors

James Robson and Ariel Lindorff

Yusuf completed his Qur’ān memorization in the UK in 2010 and then undertook his Qur’ānic & Arabic language studies in Alexandria, Egypt, in 2011 and subsequently received an Ijāzah (a traditional form of permission to transmit classical knowledge) which qualified him to teach the recitation of the Holy Qur’ān.

Between 2012 – 2017, Yusuf was engaged with his undergraduate studies in London whilst working as a peripatetic classroom teacher in Berkshire. In 2016, Yusuf trained as a psychotherapeutic school counsellor at the Tavistock & Portman Clinic (NHS), London, and then he graduated with a BEd in Working with children: Education & Wellbeing (First Class Hons.) and Psychology for Education Professionals (Merit) from UCL (Institute of Education) & Birkbeck University of London, respectively, in 2017.

In 2019, Yusuf received a scholarship of academic excellence which allowed him to complete an MSc in Anthropology of Childhood, Youth & Education  (Distinction) at Brunel University, London. His research focused on an ethnographic study of Qurānic memorization in the UK.

Between 2020 – 2023 Yusuf spent three years as an Islamic Studies teacher in the UAE whereby he completed his NPQLT with UCL (Institute of Education). Meanwhile, parallel to his work in the classroom, he also worked alongside a UK-based NGO on international educational development programmes in the regions of West Africa and The Levant, contributing on teacher training and curriculum development for Islamic Studies.

In 2023, Yusuf completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Psychology with Cambridge Muslim College (CMC). His studies at CMC allowed him to examine the epistemological, scientific, and social transformations that gave birth to modern subjectivity and the concomitant development of modern psychology. He also focused on developing the necessary theoretical knowledge of the classical Islamic approaches to the ‘science of the soul’ or psychology by rigorously exploring classical sources in the three areas of: philosophy/theology, spirituality, law & ethics, and spiritual and physical medicine.

As an Islamic educational anthropologist and psychotherapeutic school counsellor by training, Yusuf is keen to explore the critical place of values education, Islamic psychology, and Islamic educational philosophy, within the delivery of pastoral care at schools in contemporary Britain.

Yusuf currently lives in the Midlands with his family and works as a Faith & Character Education Lead at one of Star Academies’ faith schools. He is also a teaching fellow at Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicestershire. Outside of work and studies, he enjoys: spending time with his family and friends, traveling, hiking and playing pool.

Supervisors

Nigel Fancourt and Terence Lovat

Having started at Oxford for an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Theology in 2018, Anna continued her studies with a PGCE (Religious Education), MSc (Higher Education) and now a DPhil. My research explores the use of religious scripture as a primary text in Religious Education classrooms.

MSc Dissertation: FE and HE or FE versus HE: an analysis of perspectives from college and university leaders in England

 

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Liam Guilfoyle

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Yunfei Ma is a doctoral student in the Department of Education conducting research in the field of international higher education.

Following his B.A. (First Class) at the University of Durham, Yunfei was awarded with MSc (Distinction) from the Department of Education, University of Oxford prior to his DPhil studies. He has also worked as a research assistant on the project Transnational academic mobility to global south: an exploratory study of international faculty in China.

Yunfei’s DPhil research focuses on global academic publishing and its relationship with knowledge formation, codification and dissemination. His research interest primarily lies in the geo-politics of knowledge production, global epistemic governance, China’s Humanities and Social Sciences research, and the philosophy of power.

Supervisors

Ariel Lindorff and Xin Xu

Sarah has a background in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management and Rural Community Development.

She has been working for the past 8 years in the sustainable development sector. Aware of the importance of educating students about biodiversity, natural resources, and environmental issues to promote the sustainability of the environment and our societies, Sarah is currently conducting her DPhil in environmental education. She will be assessing the integration of environmental education in the Lebanese curriculum, assessing the status of students’ environmental awareness, and identifying ways to enhance environmental education via the Threshold Concepts framework and via partnerships between the developmental and educational sectors.

 

Supervisors

Jenny Wynn and Steve Puttick

 

Publications

  • Karam, S., Kreidy, C., Bechara, N., Bou Harb, C., Abu Nasr, Y., and Hamadeh, S. (2022) Promoting Innovative Alternatives – The Urban Oasis Case Study, The Blessed Tree Magazine November 2022
  • Abi Said M., Bou Shroush J., Karam S., Shaib H. 2022. Intestinal parasites of Apodemus mystacinus along altitudinal stratification of Ibrahim River – Mount Lebanon. Annals of Parasitology, 68(2): 227-239.
  • Karam, S., Martiniello, G., Chalak, A., Abi-Said, M., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2021). Biosphere Reserves in Lebanon: Rifts between Conservation Discourse and Practice. Sustainability, 13(22), 12411.
  • Tawk, S. T., Chedid, M., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2019). Challenges and Sustainability of Wheat Production in a Levantine Breadbasket. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development8(4), 1-17.‏
  • Chedid, M., Tawk, S. T., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2018). The Lebanese Kishk: A Traditional Dairy Product in a Changing Local Food System. Journal of Food Research, 7: 16.
  • Abi-Said, M.R. and S. Karam. 2017. Morphological, cranial study and habitat preference of Mus macedonicus (Petrov & Ruzic, 1983) (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Lebanon. Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences 10(4): 235-237.
  • Karam, S. & Issa, D. (2015). Évaluation de la biodiversité sur deux sections du LMT. The Magazine of the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association, 4.

Robin’s research is broadly concerned with the lived, experiences and identities of genderqueer+ youth in the Czech Republic. In his research, he aims not only to understand genderqueer+ youth’s experiences, but he strives to feed into ongoing Czech trans and genderqueer+ activism and advocacy through collaboration with local youth activist collectives.

As the queerness of Robin’s research reflects his own queerness, he also seeks to queer academia and research by challenging conventional means of doing research and hegemonic forms of knowledge.

Supervisors

David Mills and Velda Elliott

Pat is the Deputy Chief Executive of a large College Group.

A qualified accountant, she is accountable to the Corporation Board for the Group’s Estate, sustainability and for maintaining the Group’s outstanding financial health grade. Her specialisms include Leadership and Management, Identification and Application of Funding Streams as well as leading the Group in new acquisitions, ventures and developments. Pat is using her vast experience of public sector finances to explore the intersection of accounting, leadership and purpose.

Supervisors

James Robson and Ariel Lindorff

Yusuf completed his Qur’ān memorization in the UK in 2010 and then undertook his Qur’ānic & Arabic language studies in Alexandria, Egypt, in 2011 and subsequently received an Ijāzah (a traditional form of permission to transmit classical knowledge) which qualified him to teach the recitation of the Holy Qur’ān.

Between 2012 – 2017, Yusuf was engaged with his undergraduate studies in London whilst working as a peripatetic classroom teacher in Berkshire. In 2016, Yusuf trained as a psychotherapeutic school counsellor at the Tavistock & Portman Clinic (NHS), London, and then he graduated with a BEd in Working with children: Education & Wellbeing (First Class Hons.) and Psychology for Education Professionals (Merit) from UCL (Institute of Education) & Birkbeck University of London, respectively, in 2017.

In 2019, Yusuf received a scholarship of academic excellence which allowed him to complete an MSc in Anthropology of Childhood, Youth & Education  (Distinction) at Brunel University, London. His research focused on an ethnographic study of Qurānic memorization in the UK.

Between 2020 – 2023 Yusuf spent three years as an Islamic Studies teacher in the UAE whereby he completed his NPQLT with UCL (Institute of Education). Meanwhile, parallel to his work in the classroom, he also worked alongside a UK-based NGO on international educational development programmes in the regions of West Africa and The Levant, contributing on teacher training and curriculum development for Islamic Studies.

In 2023, Yusuf completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Psychology with Cambridge Muslim College (CMC). His studies at CMC allowed him to examine the epistemological, scientific, and social transformations that gave birth to modern subjectivity and the concomitant development of modern psychology. He also focused on developing the necessary theoretical knowledge of the classical Islamic approaches to the ‘science of the soul’ or psychology by rigorously exploring classical sources in the three areas of: philosophy/theology, spirituality, law & ethics, and spiritual and physical medicine.

As an Islamic educational anthropologist and psychotherapeutic school counsellor by training, Yusuf is keen to explore the critical place of values education, Islamic psychology, and Islamic educational philosophy, within the delivery of pastoral care at schools in contemporary Britain.

Yusuf currently lives in the Midlands with his family and works as a Faith & Character Education Lead at one of Star Academies’ faith schools. He is also a teaching fellow at Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicestershire. Outside of work and studies, he enjoys: spending time with his family and friends, traveling, hiking and playing pool.

Supervisors

Nigel Fancourt and Terence Lovat

Having started at Oxford for an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Theology in 2018, Anna continued her studies with a PGCE (Religious Education), MSc (Higher Education) and now a DPhil. My research explores the use of religious scripture as a primary text in Religious Education classrooms.

MSc Dissertation: FE and HE or FE versus HE: an analysis of perspectives from college and university leaders in England

 

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Liam Guilfoyle

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Yunfei Ma is a doctoral student in the Department of Education conducting research in the field of international higher education.

Following his B.A. (First Class) at the University of Durham, Yunfei was awarded with MSc (Distinction) from the Department of Education, University of Oxford prior to his DPhil studies. He has also worked as a research assistant on the project Transnational academic mobility to global south: an exploratory study of international faculty in China.

Yunfei’s DPhil research focuses on global academic publishing and its relationship with knowledge formation, codification and dissemination. His research interest primarily lies in the geo-politics of knowledge production, global epistemic governance, China’s Humanities and Social Sciences research, and the philosophy of power.

Supervisors

Ariel Lindorff and Xin Xu

Sarah has a background in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management and Rural Community Development.

She has been working for the past 8 years in the sustainable development sector. Aware of the importance of educating students about biodiversity, natural resources, and environmental issues to promote the sustainability of the environment and our societies, Sarah is currently conducting her DPhil in environmental education. She will be assessing the integration of environmental education in the Lebanese curriculum, assessing the status of students’ environmental awareness, and identifying ways to enhance environmental education via the Threshold Concepts framework and via partnerships between the developmental and educational sectors.

 

Supervisors

Jenny Wynn and Steve Puttick

 

Publications

  • Karam, S., Kreidy, C., Bechara, N., Bou Harb, C., Abu Nasr, Y., and Hamadeh, S. (2022) Promoting Innovative Alternatives – The Urban Oasis Case Study, The Blessed Tree Magazine November 2022
  • Abi Said M., Bou Shroush J., Karam S., Shaib H. 2022. Intestinal parasites of Apodemus mystacinus along altitudinal stratification of Ibrahim River – Mount Lebanon. Annals of Parasitology, 68(2): 227-239.
  • Karam, S., Martiniello, G., Chalak, A., Abi-Said, M., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2021). Biosphere Reserves in Lebanon: Rifts between Conservation Discourse and Practice. Sustainability, 13(22), 12411.
  • Tawk, S. T., Chedid, M., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2019). Challenges and Sustainability of Wheat Production in a Levantine Breadbasket. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development8(4), 1-17.‏
  • Chedid, M., Tawk, S. T., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2018). The Lebanese Kishk: A Traditional Dairy Product in a Changing Local Food System. Journal of Food Research, 7: 16.
  • Abi-Said, M.R. and S. Karam. 2017. Morphological, cranial study and habitat preference of Mus macedonicus (Petrov & Ruzic, 1983) (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Lebanon. Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences 10(4): 235-237.
  • Karam, S. & Issa, D. (2015). Évaluation de la biodiversité sur deux sections du LMT. The Magazine of the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association, 4.

Robin’s research is broadly concerned with the lived, experiences and identities of genderqueer+ youth in the Czech Republic. In his research, he aims not only to understand genderqueer+ youth’s experiences, but he strives to feed into ongoing Czech trans and genderqueer+ activism and advocacy through collaboration with local youth activist collectives.

As the queerness of Robin’s research reflects his own queerness, he also seeks to queer academia and research by challenging conventional means of doing research and hegemonic forms of knowledge.

Supervisors

David Mills and Velda Elliott

Pat is the Deputy Chief Executive of a large College Group.

A qualified accountant, she is accountable to the Corporation Board for the Group’s Estate, sustainability and for maintaining the Group’s outstanding financial health grade. Her specialisms include Leadership and Management, Identification and Application of Funding Streams as well as leading the Group in new acquisitions, ventures and developments. Pat is using her vast experience of public sector finances to explore the intersection of accounting, leadership and purpose.

Supervisors

James Robson and Ariel Lindorff

Yusuf completed his Qur’ān memorization in the UK in 2010 and then undertook his Qur’ānic & Arabic language studies in Alexandria, Egypt, in 2011 and subsequently received an Ijāzah (a traditional form of permission to transmit classical knowledge) which qualified him to teach the recitation of the Holy Qur’ān.

Between 2012 – 2017, Yusuf was engaged with his undergraduate studies in London whilst working as a peripatetic classroom teacher in Berkshire. In 2016, Yusuf trained as a psychotherapeutic school counsellor at the Tavistock & Portman Clinic (NHS), London, and then he graduated with a BEd in Working with children: Education & Wellbeing (First Class Hons.) and Psychology for Education Professionals (Merit) from UCL (Institute of Education) & Birkbeck University of London, respectively, in 2017.

In 2019, Yusuf received a scholarship of academic excellence which allowed him to complete an MSc in Anthropology of Childhood, Youth & Education  (Distinction) at Brunel University, London. His research focused on an ethnographic study of Qurānic memorization in the UK.

Between 2020 – 2023 Yusuf spent three years as an Islamic Studies teacher in the UAE whereby he completed his NPQLT with UCL (Institute of Education). Meanwhile, parallel to his work in the classroom, he also worked alongside a UK-based NGO on international educational development programmes in the regions of West Africa and The Levant, contributing on teacher training and curriculum development for Islamic Studies.

In 2023, Yusuf completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Psychology with Cambridge Muslim College (CMC). His studies at CMC allowed him to examine the epistemological, scientific, and social transformations that gave birth to modern subjectivity and the concomitant development of modern psychology. He also focused on developing the necessary theoretical knowledge of the classical Islamic approaches to the ‘science of the soul’ or psychology by rigorously exploring classical sources in the three areas of: philosophy/theology, spirituality, law & ethics, and spiritual and physical medicine.

As an Islamic educational anthropologist and psychotherapeutic school counsellor by training, Yusuf is keen to explore the critical place of values education, Islamic psychology, and Islamic educational philosophy, within the delivery of pastoral care at schools in contemporary Britain.

Yusuf currently lives in the Midlands with his family and works as a Faith & Character Education Lead at one of Star Academies’ faith schools. He is also a teaching fellow at Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicestershire. Outside of work and studies, he enjoys: spending time with his family and friends, traveling, hiking and playing pool.

Supervisors

Nigel Fancourt and Terence Lovat

Having started at Oxford for an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Theology in 2018, Anna continued her studies with a PGCE (Religious Education), MSc (Higher Education) and now a DPhil. My research explores the use of religious scripture as a primary text in Religious Education classrooms.

MSc Dissertation: FE and HE or FE versus HE: an analysis of perspectives from college and university leaders in England

 

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Liam Guilfoyle

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Yunfei Ma is a doctoral student in the Department of Education conducting research in the field of international higher education.

Following his B.A. (First Class) at the University of Durham, Yunfei was awarded with MSc (Distinction) from the Department of Education, University of Oxford prior to his DPhil studies. He has also worked as a research assistant on the project Transnational academic mobility to global south: an exploratory study of international faculty in China.

Yunfei’s DPhil research focuses on global academic publishing and its relationship with knowledge formation, codification and dissemination. His research interest primarily lies in the geo-politics of knowledge production, global epistemic governance, China’s Humanities and Social Sciences research, and the philosophy of power.

Supervisors

Ariel Lindorff and Xin Xu

Sarah has a background in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management and Rural Community Development.

She has been working for the past 8 years in the sustainable development sector. Aware of the importance of educating students about biodiversity, natural resources, and environmental issues to promote the sustainability of the environment and our societies, Sarah is currently conducting her DPhil in environmental education. She will be assessing the integration of environmental education in the Lebanese curriculum, assessing the status of students’ environmental awareness, and identifying ways to enhance environmental education via the Threshold Concepts framework and via partnerships between the developmental and educational sectors.

 

Supervisors

Jenny Wynn and Steve Puttick

 

Publications

  • Karam, S., Kreidy, C., Bechara, N., Bou Harb, C., Abu Nasr, Y., and Hamadeh, S. (2022) Promoting Innovative Alternatives – The Urban Oasis Case Study, The Blessed Tree Magazine November 2022
  • Abi Said M., Bou Shroush J., Karam S., Shaib H. 2022. Intestinal parasites of Apodemus mystacinus along altitudinal stratification of Ibrahim River – Mount Lebanon. Annals of Parasitology, 68(2): 227-239.
  • Karam, S., Martiniello, G., Chalak, A., Abi-Said, M., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2021). Biosphere Reserves in Lebanon: Rifts between Conservation Discourse and Practice. Sustainability, 13(22), 12411.
  • Tawk, S. T., Chedid, M., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2019). Challenges and Sustainability of Wheat Production in a Levantine Breadbasket. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development8(4), 1-17.‏
  • Chedid, M., Tawk, S. T., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2018). The Lebanese Kishk: A Traditional Dairy Product in a Changing Local Food System. Journal of Food Research, 7: 16.
  • Abi-Said, M.R. and S. Karam. 2017. Morphological, cranial study and habitat preference of Mus macedonicus (Petrov & Ruzic, 1983) (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Lebanon. Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences 10(4): 235-237.
  • Karam, S. & Issa, D. (2015). Évaluation de la biodiversité sur deux sections du LMT. The Magazine of the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association, 4.

Robin’s research is broadly concerned with the lived, experiences and identities of genderqueer+ youth in the Czech Republic. In his research, he aims not only to understand genderqueer+ youth’s experiences, but he strives to feed into ongoing Czech trans and genderqueer+ activism and advocacy through collaboration with local youth activist collectives.

As the queerness of Robin’s research reflects his own queerness, he also seeks to queer academia and research by challenging conventional means of doing research and hegemonic forms of knowledge.

Supervisors

David Mills and Velda Elliott

Pat is the Deputy Chief Executive of a large College Group.

A qualified accountant, she is accountable to the Corporation Board for the Group’s Estate, sustainability and for maintaining the Group’s outstanding financial health grade. Her specialisms include Leadership and Management, Identification and Application of Funding Streams as well as leading the Group in new acquisitions, ventures and developments. Pat is using her vast experience of public sector finances to explore the intersection of accounting, leadership and purpose.

Supervisors

James Robson and Ariel Lindorff

Yusuf completed his Qur’ān memorization in the UK in 2010 and then undertook his Qur’ānic & Arabic language studies in Alexandria, Egypt, in 2011 and subsequently received an Ijāzah (a traditional form of permission to transmit classical knowledge) which qualified him to teach the recitation of the Holy Qur’ān.

Between 2012 – 2017, Yusuf was engaged with his undergraduate studies in London whilst working as a peripatetic classroom teacher in Berkshire. In 2016, Yusuf trained as a psychotherapeutic school counsellor at the Tavistock & Portman Clinic (NHS), London, and then he graduated with a BEd in Working with children: Education & Wellbeing (First Class Hons.) and Psychology for Education Professionals (Merit) from UCL (Institute of Education) & Birkbeck University of London, respectively, in 2017.

In 2019, Yusuf received a scholarship of academic excellence which allowed him to complete an MSc in Anthropology of Childhood, Youth & Education  (Distinction) at Brunel University, London. His research focused on an ethnographic study of Qurānic memorization in the UK.

Between 2020 – 2023 Yusuf spent three years as an Islamic Studies teacher in the UAE whereby he completed his NPQLT with UCL (Institute of Education). Meanwhile, parallel to his work in the classroom, he also worked alongside a UK-based NGO on international educational development programmes in the regions of West Africa and The Levant, contributing on teacher training and curriculum development for Islamic Studies.

In 2023, Yusuf completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Psychology with Cambridge Muslim College (CMC). His studies at CMC allowed him to examine the epistemological, scientific, and social transformations that gave birth to modern subjectivity and the concomitant development of modern psychology. He also focused on developing the necessary theoretical knowledge of the classical Islamic approaches to the ‘science of the soul’ or psychology by rigorously exploring classical sources in the three areas of: philosophy/theology, spirituality, law & ethics, and spiritual and physical medicine.

As an Islamic educational anthropologist and psychotherapeutic school counsellor by training, Yusuf is keen to explore the critical place of values education, Islamic psychology, and Islamic educational philosophy, within the delivery of pastoral care at schools in contemporary Britain.

Yusuf currently lives in the Midlands with his family and works as a Faith & Character Education Lead at one of Star Academies’ faith schools. He is also a teaching fellow at Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicestershire. Outside of work and studies, he enjoys: spending time with his family and friends, traveling, hiking and playing pool.

Supervisors

Nigel Fancourt and Terence Lovat

Having started at Oxford for an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Theology in 2018, Anna continued her studies with a PGCE (Religious Education), MSc (Higher Education) and now a DPhil. My research explores the use of religious scripture as a primary text in Religious Education classrooms.

MSc Dissertation: FE and HE or FE versus HE: an analysis of perspectives from college and university leaders in England

 

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Liam Guilfoyle

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Yunfei Ma is a doctoral student in the Department of Education conducting research in the field of international higher education.

Following his B.A. (First Class) at the University of Durham, Yunfei was awarded with MSc (Distinction) from the Department of Education, University of Oxford prior to his DPhil studies. He has also worked as a research assistant on the project Transnational academic mobility to global south: an exploratory study of international faculty in China.

Yunfei’s DPhil research focuses on global academic publishing and its relationship with knowledge formation, codification and dissemination. His research interest primarily lies in the geo-politics of knowledge production, global epistemic governance, China’s Humanities and Social Sciences research, and the philosophy of power.

Supervisors

Ariel Lindorff and Xin Xu

Sarah has a background in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management and Rural Community Development.

She has been working for the past 8 years in the sustainable development sector. Aware of the importance of educating students about biodiversity, natural resources, and environmental issues to promote the sustainability of the environment and our societies, Sarah is currently conducting her DPhil in environmental education. She will be assessing the integration of environmental education in the Lebanese curriculum, assessing the status of students’ environmental awareness, and identifying ways to enhance environmental education via the Threshold Concepts framework and via partnerships between the developmental and educational sectors.

 

Supervisors

Jenny Wynn and Steve Puttick

 

Publications

  • Karam, S., Kreidy, C., Bechara, N., Bou Harb, C., Abu Nasr, Y., and Hamadeh, S. (2022) Promoting Innovative Alternatives – The Urban Oasis Case Study, The Blessed Tree Magazine November 2022
  • Abi Said M., Bou Shroush J., Karam S., Shaib H. 2022. Intestinal parasites of Apodemus mystacinus along altitudinal stratification of Ibrahim River – Mount Lebanon. Annals of Parasitology, 68(2): 227-239.
  • Karam, S., Martiniello, G., Chalak, A., Abi-Said, M., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2021). Biosphere Reserves in Lebanon: Rifts between Conservation Discourse and Practice. Sustainability, 13(22), 12411.
  • Tawk, S. T., Chedid, M., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2019). Challenges and Sustainability of Wheat Production in a Levantine Breadbasket. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development8(4), 1-17.‏
  • Chedid, M., Tawk, S. T., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2018). The Lebanese Kishk: A Traditional Dairy Product in a Changing Local Food System. Journal of Food Research, 7: 16.
  • Abi-Said, M.R. and S. Karam. 2017. Morphological, cranial study and habitat preference of Mus macedonicus (Petrov & Ruzic, 1983) (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Lebanon. Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences 10(4): 235-237.
  • Karam, S. & Issa, D. (2015). Évaluation de la biodiversité sur deux sections du LMT. The Magazine of the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association, 4.

Robin’s research is broadly concerned with the lived, experiences and identities of genderqueer+ youth in the Czech Republic. In his research, he aims not only to understand genderqueer+ youth’s experiences, but he strives to feed into ongoing Czech trans and genderqueer+ activism and advocacy through collaboration with local youth activist collectives.

As the queerness of Robin’s research reflects his own queerness, he also seeks to queer academia and research by challenging conventional means of doing research and hegemonic forms of knowledge.

Supervisors

David Mills and Velda Elliott

Pat is the Deputy Chief Executive of a large College Group.

A qualified accountant, she is accountable to the Corporation Board for the Group’s Estate, sustainability and for maintaining the Group’s outstanding financial health grade. Her specialisms include Leadership and Management, Identification and Application of Funding Streams as well as leading the Group in new acquisitions, ventures and developments. Pat is using her vast experience of public sector finances to explore the intersection of accounting, leadership and purpose.

Supervisors

James Robson and Ariel Lindorff

Yusuf completed his Qur’ān memorization in the UK in 2010 and then undertook his Qur’ānic & Arabic language studies in Alexandria, Egypt, in 2011 and subsequently received an Ijāzah (a traditional form of permission to transmit classical knowledge) which qualified him to teach the recitation of the Holy Qur’ān.

Between 2012 – 2017, Yusuf was engaged with his undergraduate studies in London whilst working as a peripatetic classroom teacher in Berkshire. In 2016, Yusuf trained as a psychotherapeutic school counsellor at the Tavistock & Portman Clinic (NHS), London, and then he graduated with a BEd in Working with children: Education & Wellbeing (First Class Hons.) and Psychology for Education Professionals (Merit) from UCL (Institute of Education) & Birkbeck University of London, respectively, in 2017.

In 2019, Yusuf received a scholarship of academic excellence which allowed him to complete an MSc in Anthropology of Childhood, Youth & Education  (Distinction) at Brunel University, London. His research focused on an ethnographic study of Qurānic memorization in the UK.

Between 2020 – 2023 Yusuf spent three years as an Islamic Studies teacher in the UAE whereby he completed his NPQLT with UCL (Institute of Education). Meanwhile, parallel to his work in the classroom, he also worked alongside a UK-based NGO on international educational development programmes in the regions of West Africa and The Levant, contributing on teacher training and curriculum development for Islamic Studies.

In 2023, Yusuf completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Psychology with Cambridge Muslim College (CMC). His studies at CMC allowed him to examine the epistemological, scientific, and social transformations that gave birth to modern subjectivity and the concomitant development of modern psychology. He also focused on developing the necessary theoretical knowledge of the classical Islamic approaches to the ‘science of the soul’ or psychology by rigorously exploring classical sources in the three areas of: philosophy/theology, spirituality, law & ethics, and spiritual and physical medicine.

As an Islamic educational anthropologist and psychotherapeutic school counsellor by training, Yusuf is keen to explore the critical place of values education, Islamic psychology, and Islamic educational philosophy, within the delivery of pastoral care at schools in contemporary Britain.

Yusuf currently lives in the Midlands with his family and works as a Faith & Character Education Lead at one of Star Academies’ faith schools. He is also a teaching fellow at Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicestershire. Outside of work and studies, he enjoys: spending time with his family and friends, traveling, hiking and playing pool.

Supervisors

Nigel Fancourt and Terence Lovat

Having started at Oxford for an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Theology in 2018, Anna continued her studies with a PGCE (Religious Education), MSc (Higher Education) and now a DPhil. My research explores the use of religious scripture as a primary text in Religious Education classrooms.

MSc Dissertation: FE and HE or FE versus HE: an analysis of perspectives from college and university leaders in England

 

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Liam Guilfoyle

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Yunfei Ma is a doctoral student in the Department of Education conducting research in the field of international higher education.

Following his B.A. (First Class) at the University of Durham, Yunfei was awarded with MSc (Distinction) from the Department of Education, University of Oxford prior to his DPhil studies. He has also worked as a research assistant on the project Transnational academic mobility to global south: an exploratory study of international faculty in China.

Yunfei’s DPhil research focuses on global academic publishing and its relationship with knowledge formation, codification and dissemination. His research interest primarily lies in the geo-politics of knowledge production, global epistemic governance, China’s Humanities and Social Sciences research, and the philosophy of power.

Supervisors

Ariel Lindorff and Xin Xu

Sarah has a background in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management and Rural Community Development.

She has been working for the past 8 years in the sustainable development sector. Aware of the importance of educating students about biodiversity, natural resources, and environmental issues to promote the sustainability of the environment and our societies, Sarah is currently conducting her DPhil in environmental education. She will be assessing the integration of environmental education in the Lebanese curriculum, assessing the status of students’ environmental awareness, and identifying ways to enhance environmental education via the Threshold Concepts framework and via partnerships between the developmental and educational sectors.

 

Supervisors

Jenny Wynn and Steve Puttick

 

Publications

  • Karam, S., Kreidy, C., Bechara, N., Bou Harb, C., Abu Nasr, Y., and Hamadeh, S. (2022) Promoting Innovative Alternatives – The Urban Oasis Case Study, The Blessed Tree Magazine November 2022
  • Abi Said M., Bou Shroush J., Karam S., Shaib H. 2022. Intestinal parasites of Apodemus mystacinus along altitudinal stratification of Ibrahim River – Mount Lebanon. Annals of Parasitology, 68(2): 227-239.
  • Karam, S., Martiniello, G., Chalak, A., Abi-Said, M., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2021). Biosphere Reserves in Lebanon: Rifts between Conservation Discourse and Practice. Sustainability, 13(22), 12411.
  • Tawk, S. T., Chedid, M., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2019). Challenges and Sustainability of Wheat Production in a Levantine Breadbasket. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development8(4), 1-17.‏
  • Chedid, M., Tawk, S. T., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2018). The Lebanese Kishk: A Traditional Dairy Product in a Changing Local Food System. Journal of Food Research, 7: 16.
  • Abi-Said, M.R. and S. Karam. 2017. Morphological, cranial study and habitat preference of Mus macedonicus (Petrov & Ruzic, 1983) (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Lebanon. Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences 10(4): 235-237.
  • Karam, S. & Issa, D. (2015). Évaluation de la biodiversité sur deux sections du LMT. The Magazine of the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association, 4.

Robin’s research is broadly concerned with the lived, experiences and identities of genderqueer+ youth in the Czech Republic. In his research, he aims not only to understand genderqueer+ youth’s experiences, but he strives to feed into ongoing Czech trans and genderqueer+ activism and advocacy through collaboration with local youth activist collectives.

As the queerness of Robin’s research reflects his own queerness, he also seeks to queer academia and research by challenging conventional means of doing research and hegemonic forms of knowledge.

Supervisors

David Mills and Velda Elliott

Pat is the Deputy Chief Executive of a large College Group.

A qualified accountant, she is accountable to the Corporation Board for the Group’s Estate, sustainability and for maintaining the Group’s outstanding financial health grade. Her specialisms include Leadership and Management, Identification and Application of Funding Streams as well as leading the Group in new acquisitions, ventures and developments. Pat is using her vast experience of public sector finances to explore the intersection of accounting, leadership and purpose.

Supervisors

James Robson and Ariel Lindorff

Yusuf completed his Qur’ān memorization in the UK in 2010 and then undertook his Qur’ānic & Arabic language studies in Alexandria, Egypt, in 2011 and subsequently received an Ijāzah (a traditional form of permission to transmit classical knowledge) which qualified him to teach the recitation of the Holy Qur’ān.

Between 2012 – 2017, Yusuf was engaged with his undergraduate studies in London whilst working as a peripatetic classroom teacher in Berkshire. In 2016, Yusuf trained as a psychotherapeutic school counsellor at the Tavistock & Portman Clinic (NHS), London, and then he graduated with a BEd in Working with children: Education & Wellbeing (First Class Hons.) and Psychology for Education Professionals (Merit) from UCL (Institute of Education) & Birkbeck University of London, respectively, in 2017.

In 2019, Yusuf received a scholarship of academic excellence which allowed him to complete an MSc in Anthropology of Childhood, Youth & Education  (Distinction) at Brunel University, London. His research focused on an ethnographic study of Qurānic memorization in the UK.

Between 2020 – 2023 Yusuf spent three years as an Islamic Studies teacher in the UAE whereby he completed his NPQLT with UCL (Institute of Education). Meanwhile, parallel to his work in the classroom, he also worked alongside a UK-based NGO on international educational development programmes in the regions of West Africa and The Levant, contributing on teacher training and curriculum development for Islamic Studies.

In 2023, Yusuf completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Psychology with Cambridge Muslim College (CMC). His studies at CMC allowed him to examine the epistemological, scientific, and social transformations that gave birth to modern subjectivity and the concomitant development of modern psychology. He also focused on developing the necessary theoretical knowledge of the classical Islamic approaches to the ‘science of the soul’ or psychology by rigorously exploring classical sources in the three areas of: philosophy/theology, spirituality, law & ethics, and spiritual and physical medicine.

As an Islamic educational anthropologist and psychotherapeutic school counsellor by training, Yusuf is keen to explore the critical place of values education, Islamic psychology, and Islamic educational philosophy, within the delivery of pastoral care at schools in contemporary Britain.

Yusuf currently lives in the Midlands with his family and works as a Faith & Character Education Lead at one of Star Academies’ faith schools. He is also a teaching fellow at Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicestershire. Outside of work and studies, he enjoys: spending time with his family and friends, traveling, hiking and playing pool.

Supervisors

Nigel Fancourt and Terence Lovat

Having started at Oxford for an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Theology in 2018, Anna continued her studies with a PGCE (Religious Education), MSc (Higher Education) and now a DPhil. My research explores the use of religious scripture as a primary text in Religious Education classrooms.

MSc Dissertation: FE and HE or FE versus HE: an analysis of perspectives from college and university leaders in England

 

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Liam Guilfoyle

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Yunfei Ma is a doctoral student in the Department of Education conducting research in the field of international higher education.

Following his B.A. (First Class) at the University of Durham, Yunfei was awarded with MSc (Distinction) from the Department of Education, University of Oxford prior to his DPhil studies. He has also worked as a research assistant on the project Transnational academic mobility to global south: an exploratory study of international faculty in China.

Yunfei’s DPhil research focuses on global academic publishing and its relationship with knowledge formation, codification and dissemination. His research interest primarily lies in the geo-politics of knowledge production, global epistemic governance, China’s Humanities and Social Sciences research, and the philosophy of power.

Supervisors

Ariel Lindorff and Xin Xu

Sarah has a background in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management and Rural Community Development.

She has been working for the past 8 years in the sustainable development sector. Aware of the importance of educating students about biodiversity, natural resources, and environmental issues to promote the sustainability of the environment and our societies, Sarah is currently conducting her DPhil in environmental education. She will be assessing the integration of environmental education in the Lebanese curriculum, assessing the status of students’ environmental awareness, and identifying ways to enhance environmental education via the Threshold Concepts framework and via partnerships between the developmental and educational sectors.

 

Supervisors

Jenny Wynn and Steve Puttick

 

Publications

  • Karam, S., Kreidy, C., Bechara, N., Bou Harb, C., Abu Nasr, Y., and Hamadeh, S. (2022) Promoting Innovative Alternatives – The Urban Oasis Case Study, The Blessed Tree Magazine November 2022
  • Abi Said M., Bou Shroush J., Karam S., Shaib H. 2022. Intestinal parasites of Apodemus mystacinus along altitudinal stratification of Ibrahim River – Mount Lebanon. Annals of Parasitology, 68(2): 227-239.
  • Karam, S., Martiniello, G., Chalak, A., Abi-Said, M., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2021). Biosphere Reserves in Lebanon: Rifts between Conservation Discourse and Practice. Sustainability, 13(22), 12411.
  • Tawk, S. T., Chedid, M., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2019). Challenges and Sustainability of Wheat Production in a Levantine Breadbasket. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development8(4), 1-17.‏
  • Chedid, M., Tawk, S. T., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2018). The Lebanese Kishk: A Traditional Dairy Product in a Changing Local Food System. Journal of Food Research, 7: 16.
  • Abi-Said, M.R. and S. Karam. 2017. Morphological, cranial study and habitat preference of Mus macedonicus (Petrov & Ruzic, 1983) (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Lebanon. Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences 10(4): 235-237.
  • Karam, S. & Issa, D. (2015). Évaluation de la biodiversité sur deux sections du LMT. The Magazine of the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association, 4.

Robin’s research is broadly concerned with the lived, experiences and identities of genderqueer+ youth in the Czech Republic. In his research, he aims not only to understand genderqueer+ youth’s experiences, but he strives to feed into ongoing Czech trans and genderqueer+ activism and advocacy through collaboration with local youth activist collectives.

As the queerness of Robin’s research reflects his own queerness, he also seeks to queer academia and research by challenging conventional means of doing research and hegemonic forms of knowledge.

Supervisors

David Mills and Velda Elliott

Pat is the Deputy Chief Executive of a large College Group.

A qualified accountant, she is accountable to the Corporation Board for the Group’s Estate, sustainability and for maintaining the Group’s outstanding financial health grade. Her specialisms include Leadership and Management, Identification and Application of Funding Streams as well as leading the Group in new acquisitions, ventures and developments. Pat is using her vast experience of public sector finances to explore the intersection of accounting, leadership and purpose.

Supervisors

James Robson and Ariel Lindorff

Yusuf completed his Qur’ān memorization in the UK in 2010 and then undertook his Qur’ānic & Arabic language studies in Alexandria, Egypt, in 2011 and subsequently received an Ijāzah (a traditional form of permission to transmit classical knowledge) which qualified him to teach the recitation of the Holy Qur’ān.

Between 2012 – 2017, Yusuf was engaged with his undergraduate studies in London whilst working as a peripatetic classroom teacher in Berkshire. In 2016, Yusuf trained as a psychotherapeutic school counsellor at the Tavistock & Portman Clinic (NHS), London, and then he graduated with a BEd in Working with children: Education & Wellbeing (First Class Hons.) and Psychology for Education Professionals (Merit) from UCL (Institute of Education) & Birkbeck University of London, respectively, in 2017.

In 2019, Yusuf received a scholarship of academic excellence which allowed him to complete an MSc in Anthropology of Childhood, Youth & Education  (Distinction) at Brunel University, London. His research focused on an ethnographic study of Qurānic memorization in the UK.

Between 2020 – 2023 Yusuf spent three years as an Islamic Studies teacher in the UAE whereby he completed his NPQLT with UCL (Institute of Education). Meanwhile, parallel to his work in the classroom, he also worked alongside a UK-based NGO on international educational development programmes in the regions of West Africa and The Levant, contributing on teacher training and curriculum development for Islamic Studies.

In 2023, Yusuf completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Psychology with Cambridge Muslim College (CMC). His studies at CMC allowed him to examine the epistemological, scientific, and social transformations that gave birth to modern subjectivity and the concomitant development of modern psychology. He also focused on developing the necessary theoretical knowledge of the classical Islamic approaches to the ‘science of the soul’ or psychology by rigorously exploring classical sources in the three areas of: philosophy/theology, spirituality, law & ethics, and spiritual and physical medicine.

As an Islamic educational anthropologist and psychotherapeutic school counsellor by training, Yusuf is keen to explore the critical place of values education, Islamic psychology, and Islamic educational philosophy, within the delivery of pastoral care at schools in contemporary Britain.

Yusuf currently lives in the Midlands with his family and works as a Faith & Character Education Lead at one of Star Academies’ faith schools. He is also a teaching fellow at Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicestershire. Outside of work and studies, he enjoys: spending time with his family and friends, traveling, hiking and playing pool.

Supervisors

Nigel Fancourt and Terence Lovat

Having started at Oxford for an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Theology in 2018, Anna continued her studies with a PGCE (Religious Education), MSc (Higher Education) and now a DPhil. My research explores the use of religious scripture as a primary text in Religious Education classrooms.

MSc Dissertation: FE and HE or FE versus HE: an analysis of perspectives from college and university leaders in England

 

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Liam Guilfoyle

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Yunfei Ma is a doctoral student in the Department of Education conducting research in the field of international higher education.

Following his B.A. (First Class) at the University of Durham, Yunfei was awarded with MSc (Distinction) from the Department of Education, University of Oxford prior to his DPhil studies. He has also worked as a research assistant on the project Transnational academic mobility to global south: an exploratory study of international faculty in China.

Yunfei’s DPhil research focuses on global academic publishing and its relationship with knowledge formation, codification and dissemination. His research interest primarily lies in the geo-politics of knowledge production, global epistemic governance, China’s Humanities and Social Sciences research, and the philosophy of power.

Supervisors

Ariel Lindorff and Xin Xu

Sarah has a background in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management and Rural Community Development.

She has been working for the past 8 years in the sustainable development sector. Aware of the importance of educating students about biodiversity, natural resources, and environmental issues to promote the sustainability of the environment and our societies, Sarah is currently conducting her DPhil in environmental education. She will be assessing the integration of environmental education in the Lebanese curriculum, assessing the status of students’ environmental awareness, and identifying ways to enhance environmental education via the Threshold Concepts framework and via partnerships between the developmental and educational sectors.

 

Supervisors

Jenny Wynn and Steve Puttick

 

Publications

  • Karam, S., Kreidy, C., Bechara, N., Bou Harb, C., Abu Nasr, Y., and Hamadeh, S. (2022) Promoting Innovative Alternatives – The Urban Oasis Case Study, The Blessed Tree Magazine November 2022
  • Abi Said M., Bou Shroush J., Karam S., Shaib H. 2022. Intestinal parasites of Apodemus mystacinus along altitudinal stratification of Ibrahim River – Mount Lebanon. Annals of Parasitology, 68(2): 227-239.
  • Karam, S., Martiniello, G., Chalak, A., Abi-Said, M., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2021). Biosphere Reserves in Lebanon: Rifts between Conservation Discourse and Practice. Sustainability, 13(22), 12411.
  • Tawk, S. T., Chedid, M., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2019). Challenges and Sustainability of Wheat Production in a Levantine Breadbasket. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development8(4), 1-17.‏
  • Chedid, M., Tawk, S. T., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2018). The Lebanese Kishk: A Traditional Dairy Product in a Changing Local Food System. Journal of Food Research, 7: 16.
  • Abi-Said, M.R. and S. Karam. 2017. Morphological, cranial study and habitat preference of Mus macedonicus (Petrov & Ruzic, 1983) (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Lebanon. Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences 10(4): 235-237.
  • Karam, S. & Issa, D. (2015). Évaluation de la biodiversité sur deux sections du LMT. The Magazine of the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association, 4.

Robin’s research is broadly concerned with the lived, experiences and identities of genderqueer+ youth in the Czech Republic. In his research, he aims not only to understand genderqueer+ youth’s experiences, but he strives to feed into ongoing Czech trans and genderqueer+ activism and advocacy through collaboration with local youth activist collectives.

As the queerness of Robin’s research reflects his own queerness, he also seeks to queer academia and research by challenging conventional means of doing research and hegemonic forms of knowledge.

Supervisors

David Mills and Velda Elliott

Pat is the Deputy Chief Executive of a large College Group.

A qualified accountant, she is accountable to the Corporation Board for the Group’s Estate, sustainability and for maintaining the Group’s outstanding financial health grade. Her specialisms include Leadership and Management, Identification and Application of Funding Streams as well as leading the Group in new acquisitions, ventures and developments. Pat is using her vast experience of public sector finances to explore the intersection of accounting, leadership and purpose.

Supervisors

James Robson and Ariel Lindorff

Yusuf completed his Qur’ān memorization in the UK in 2010 and then undertook his Qur’ānic & Arabic language studies in Alexandria, Egypt, in 2011 and subsequently received an Ijāzah (a traditional form of permission to transmit classical knowledge) which qualified him to teach the recitation of the Holy Qur’ān.

Between 2012 – 2017, Yusuf was engaged with his undergraduate studies in London whilst working as a peripatetic classroom teacher in Berkshire. In 2016, Yusuf trained as a psychotherapeutic school counsellor at the Tavistock & Portman Clinic (NHS), London, and then he graduated with a BEd in Working with children: Education & Wellbeing (First Class Hons.) and Psychology for Education Professionals (Merit) from UCL (Institute of Education) & Birkbeck University of London, respectively, in 2017.

In 2019, Yusuf received a scholarship of academic excellence which allowed him to complete an MSc in Anthropology of Childhood, Youth & Education  (Distinction) at Brunel University, London. His research focused on an ethnographic study of Qurānic memorization in the UK.

Between 2020 – 2023 Yusuf spent three years as an Islamic Studies teacher in the UAE whereby he completed his NPQLT with UCL (Institute of Education). Meanwhile, parallel to his work in the classroom, he also worked alongside a UK-based NGO on international educational development programmes in the regions of West Africa and The Levant, contributing on teacher training and curriculum development for Islamic Studies.

In 2023, Yusuf completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Psychology with Cambridge Muslim College (CMC). His studies at CMC allowed him to examine the epistemological, scientific, and social transformations that gave birth to modern subjectivity and the concomitant development of modern psychology. He also focused on developing the necessary theoretical knowledge of the classical Islamic approaches to the ‘science of the soul’ or psychology by rigorously exploring classical sources in the three areas of: philosophy/theology, spirituality, law & ethics, and spiritual and physical medicine.

As an Islamic educational anthropologist and psychotherapeutic school counsellor by training, Yusuf is keen to explore the critical place of values education, Islamic psychology, and Islamic educational philosophy, within the delivery of pastoral care at schools in contemporary Britain.

Yusuf currently lives in the Midlands with his family and works as a Faith & Character Education Lead at one of Star Academies’ faith schools. He is also a teaching fellow at Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicestershire. Outside of work and studies, he enjoys: spending time with his family and friends, traveling, hiking and playing pool.

Supervisors

Nigel Fancourt and Terence Lovat

Having started at Oxford for an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Theology in 2018, Anna continued her studies with a PGCE (Religious Education), MSc (Higher Education) and now a DPhil. My research explores the use of religious scripture as a primary text in Religious Education classrooms.

MSc Dissertation: FE and HE or FE versus HE: an analysis of perspectives from college and university leaders in England

 

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Liam Guilfoyle

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Yunfei Ma is a doctoral student in the Department of Education conducting research in the field of international higher education.

Following his B.A. (First Class) at the University of Durham, Yunfei was awarded with MSc (Distinction) from the Department of Education, University of Oxford prior to his DPhil studies. He has also worked as a research assistant on the project Transnational academic mobility to global south: an exploratory study of international faculty in China.

Yunfei’s DPhil research focuses on global academic publishing and its relationship with knowledge formation, codification and dissemination. His research interest primarily lies in the geo-politics of knowledge production, global epistemic governance, China’s Humanities and Social Sciences research, and the philosophy of power.

Supervisors

Ariel Lindorff and Xin Xu

Sarah has a background in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management and Rural Community Development.

She has been working for the past 8 years in the sustainable development sector. Aware of the importance of educating students about biodiversity, natural resources, and environmental issues to promote the sustainability of the environment and our societies, Sarah is currently conducting her DPhil in environmental education. She will be assessing the integration of environmental education in the Lebanese curriculum, assessing the status of students’ environmental awareness, and identifying ways to enhance environmental education via the Threshold Concepts framework and via partnerships between the developmental and educational sectors.

 

Supervisors

Jenny Wynn and Steve Puttick

 

Publications

  • Karam, S., Kreidy, C., Bechara, N., Bou Harb, C., Abu Nasr, Y., and Hamadeh, S. (2022) Promoting Innovative Alternatives – The Urban Oasis Case Study, The Blessed Tree Magazine November 2022
  • Abi Said M., Bou Shroush J., Karam S., Shaib H. 2022. Intestinal parasites of Apodemus mystacinus along altitudinal stratification of Ibrahim River – Mount Lebanon. Annals of Parasitology, 68(2): 227-239.
  • Karam, S., Martiniello, G., Chalak, A., Abi-Said, M., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2021). Biosphere Reserves in Lebanon: Rifts between Conservation Discourse and Practice. Sustainability, 13(22), 12411.
  • Tawk, S. T., Chedid, M., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2019). Challenges and Sustainability of Wheat Production in a Levantine Breadbasket. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development8(4), 1-17.‏
  • Chedid, M., Tawk, S. T., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2018). The Lebanese Kishk: A Traditional Dairy Product in a Changing Local Food System. Journal of Food Research, 7: 16.
  • Abi-Said, M.R. and S. Karam. 2017. Morphological, cranial study and habitat preference of Mus macedonicus (Petrov & Ruzic, 1983) (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Lebanon. Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences 10(4): 235-237.
  • Karam, S. & Issa, D. (2015). Évaluation de la biodiversité sur deux sections du LMT. The Magazine of the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association, 4.

Robin’s research is broadly concerned with the lived, experiences and identities of genderqueer+ youth in the Czech Republic. In his research, he aims not only to understand genderqueer+ youth’s experiences, but he strives to feed into ongoing Czech trans and genderqueer+ activism and advocacy through collaboration with local youth activist collectives.

As the queerness of Robin’s research reflects his own queerness, he also seeks to queer academia and research by challenging conventional means of doing research and hegemonic forms of knowledge.

Supervisors

David Mills and Velda Elliott

Pat is the Deputy Chief Executive of a large College Group.

A qualified accountant, she is accountable to the Corporation Board for the Group’s Estate, sustainability and for maintaining the Group’s outstanding financial health grade. Her specialisms include Leadership and Management, Identification and Application of Funding Streams as well as leading the Group in new acquisitions, ventures and developments. Pat is using her vast experience of public sector finances to explore the intersection of accounting, leadership and purpose.

Supervisors

James Robson and Ariel Lindorff

Yusuf completed his Qur’ān memorization in the UK in 2010 and then undertook his Qur’ānic & Arabic language studies in Alexandria, Egypt, in 2011 and subsequently received an Ijāzah (a traditional form of permission to transmit classical knowledge) which qualified him to teach the recitation of the Holy Qur’ān.

Between 2012 – 2017, Yusuf was engaged with his undergraduate studies in London whilst working as a peripatetic classroom teacher in Berkshire. In 2016, Yusuf trained as a psychotherapeutic school counsellor at the Tavistock & Portman Clinic (NHS), London, and then he graduated with a BEd in Working with children: Education & Wellbeing (First Class Hons.) and Psychology for Education Professionals (Merit) from UCL (Institute of Education) & Birkbeck University of London, respectively, in 2017.

In 2019, Yusuf received a scholarship of academic excellence which allowed him to complete an MSc in Anthropology of Childhood, Youth & Education  (Distinction) at Brunel University, London. His research focused on an ethnographic study of Qurānic memorization in the UK.

Between 2020 – 2023 Yusuf spent three years as an Islamic Studies teacher in the UAE whereby he completed his NPQLT with UCL (Institute of Education). Meanwhile, parallel to his work in the classroom, he also worked alongside a UK-based NGO on international educational development programmes in the regions of West Africa and The Levant, contributing on teacher training and curriculum development for Islamic Studies.

In 2023, Yusuf completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Psychology with Cambridge Muslim College (CMC). His studies at CMC allowed him to examine the epistemological, scientific, and social transformations that gave birth to modern subjectivity and the concomitant development of modern psychology. He also focused on developing the necessary theoretical knowledge of the classical Islamic approaches to the ‘science of the soul’ or psychology by rigorously exploring classical sources in the three areas of: philosophy/theology, spirituality, law & ethics, and spiritual and physical medicine.

As an Islamic educational anthropologist and psychotherapeutic school counsellor by training, Yusuf is keen to explore the critical place of values education, Islamic psychology, and Islamic educational philosophy, within the delivery of pastoral care at schools in contemporary Britain.

Yusuf currently lives in the Midlands with his family and works as a Faith & Character Education Lead at one of Star Academies’ faith schools. He is also a teaching fellow at Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicestershire. Outside of work and studies, he enjoys: spending time with his family and friends, traveling, hiking and playing pool.

Supervisors

Nigel Fancourt and Terence Lovat

Having started at Oxford for an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Theology in 2018, Anna continued her studies with a PGCE (Religious Education), MSc (Higher Education) and now a DPhil. My research explores the use of religious scripture as a primary text in Religious Education classrooms.

MSc Dissertation: FE and HE or FE versus HE: an analysis of perspectives from college and university leaders in England

 

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Liam Guilfoyle

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Yunfei Ma is a doctoral student in the Department of Education conducting research in the field of international higher education.

Following his B.A. (First Class) at the University of Durham, Yunfei was awarded with MSc (Distinction) from the Department of Education, University of Oxford prior to his DPhil studies. He has also worked as a research assistant on the project Transnational academic mobility to global south: an exploratory study of international faculty in China.

Yunfei’s DPhil research focuses on global academic publishing and its relationship with knowledge formation, codification and dissemination. His research interest primarily lies in the geo-politics of knowledge production, global epistemic governance, China’s Humanities and Social Sciences research, and the philosophy of power.

Supervisors

Ariel Lindorff and Xin Xu

Sarah has a background in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management and Rural Community Development.

She has been working for the past 8 years in the sustainable development sector. Aware of the importance of educating students about biodiversity, natural resources, and environmental issues to promote the sustainability of the environment and our societies, Sarah is currently conducting her DPhil in environmental education. She will be assessing the integration of environmental education in the Lebanese curriculum, assessing the status of students’ environmental awareness, and identifying ways to enhance environmental education via the Threshold Concepts framework and via partnerships between the developmental and educational sectors.

 

Supervisors

Jenny Wynn and Steve Puttick

 

Publications

  • Karam, S., Kreidy, C., Bechara, N., Bou Harb, C., Abu Nasr, Y., and Hamadeh, S. (2022) Promoting Innovative Alternatives – The Urban Oasis Case Study, The Blessed Tree Magazine November 2022
  • Abi Said M., Bou Shroush J., Karam S., Shaib H. 2022. Intestinal parasites of Apodemus mystacinus along altitudinal stratification of Ibrahim River – Mount Lebanon. Annals of Parasitology, 68(2): 227-239.
  • Karam, S., Martiniello, G., Chalak, A., Abi-Said, M., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2021). Biosphere Reserves in Lebanon: Rifts between Conservation Discourse and Practice. Sustainability, 13(22), 12411.
  • Tawk, S. T., Chedid, M., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2019). Challenges and Sustainability of Wheat Production in a Levantine Breadbasket. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development8(4), 1-17.‏
  • Chedid, M., Tawk, S. T., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2018). The Lebanese Kishk: A Traditional Dairy Product in a Changing Local Food System. Journal of Food Research, 7: 16.
  • Abi-Said, M.R. and S. Karam. 2017. Morphological, cranial study and habitat preference of Mus macedonicus (Petrov & Ruzic, 1983) (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Lebanon. Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences 10(4): 235-237.
  • Karam, S. & Issa, D. (2015). Évaluation de la biodiversité sur deux sections du LMT. The Magazine of the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association, 4.

Robin’s research is broadly concerned with the lived, experiences and identities of genderqueer+ youth in the Czech Republic. In his research, he aims not only to understand genderqueer+ youth’s experiences, but he strives to feed into ongoing Czech trans and genderqueer+ activism and advocacy through collaboration with local youth activist collectives.

As the queerness of Robin’s research reflects his own queerness, he also seeks to queer academia and research by challenging conventional means of doing research and hegemonic forms of knowledge.

Supervisors

David Mills and Velda Elliott

Pat is the Deputy Chief Executive of a large College Group.

A qualified accountant, she is accountable to the Corporation Board for the Group’s Estate, sustainability and for maintaining the Group’s outstanding financial health grade. Her specialisms include Leadership and Management, Identification and Application of Funding Streams as well as leading the Group in new acquisitions, ventures and developments. Pat is using her vast experience of public sector finances to explore the intersection of accounting, leadership and purpose.

Supervisors

James Robson and Ariel Lindorff

Yusuf completed his Qur’ān memorization in the UK in 2010 and then undertook his Qur’ānic & Arabic language studies in Alexandria, Egypt, in 2011 and subsequently received an Ijāzah (a traditional form of permission to transmit classical knowledge) which qualified him to teach the recitation of the Holy Qur’ān.

Between 2012 – 2017, Yusuf was engaged with his undergraduate studies in London whilst working as a peripatetic classroom teacher in Berkshire. In 2016, Yusuf trained as a psychotherapeutic school counsellor at the Tavistock & Portman Clinic (NHS), London, and then he graduated with a BEd in Working with children: Education & Wellbeing (First Class Hons.) and Psychology for Education Professionals (Merit) from UCL (Institute of Education) & Birkbeck University of London, respectively, in 2017.

In 2019, Yusuf received a scholarship of academic excellence which allowed him to complete an MSc in Anthropology of Childhood, Youth & Education  (Distinction) at Brunel University, London. His research focused on an ethnographic study of Qurānic memorization in the UK.

Between 2020 – 2023 Yusuf spent three years as an Islamic Studies teacher in the UAE whereby he completed his NPQLT with UCL (Institute of Education). Meanwhile, parallel to his work in the classroom, he also worked alongside a UK-based NGO on international educational development programmes in the regions of West Africa and The Levant, contributing on teacher training and curriculum development for Islamic Studies.

In 2023, Yusuf completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Psychology with Cambridge Muslim College (CMC). His studies at CMC allowed him to examine the epistemological, scientific, and social transformations that gave birth to modern subjectivity and the concomitant development of modern psychology. He also focused on developing the necessary theoretical knowledge of the classical Islamic approaches to the ‘science of the soul’ or psychology by rigorously exploring classical sources in the three areas of: philosophy/theology, spirituality, law & ethics, and spiritual and physical medicine.

As an Islamic educational anthropologist and psychotherapeutic school counsellor by training, Yusuf is keen to explore the critical place of values education, Islamic psychology, and Islamic educational philosophy, within the delivery of pastoral care at schools in contemporary Britain.

Yusuf currently lives in the Midlands with his family and works as a Faith & Character Education Lead at one of Star Academies’ faith schools. He is also a teaching fellow at Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicestershire. Outside of work and studies, he enjoys: spending time with his family and friends, traveling, hiking and playing pool.

Supervisors

Nigel Fancourt and Terence Lovat

Having started at Oxford for an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Theology in 2018, Anna continued her studies with a PGCE (Religious Education), MSc (Higher Education) and now a DPhil. My research explores the use of religious scripture as a primary text in Religious Education classrooms.

MSc Dissertation: FE and HE or FE versus HE: an analysis of perspectives from college and university leaders in England

 

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Liam Guilfoyle

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Yunfei Ma is a doctoral student in the Department of Education conducting research in the field of international higher education.

Following his B.A. (First Class) at the University of Durham, Yunfei was awarded with MSc (Distinction) from the Department of Education, University of Oxford prior to his DPhil studies. He has also worked as a research assistant on the project Transnational academic mobility to global south: an exploratory study of international faculty in China.

Yunfei’s DPhil research focuses on global academic publishing and its relationship with knowledge formation, codification and dissemination. His research interest primarily lies in the geo-politics of knowledge production, global epistemic governance, China’s Humanities and Social Sciences research, and the philosophy of power.

Supervisors

Ariel Lindorff and Xin Xu

Sarah has a background in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management and Rural Community Development.

She has been working for the past 8 years in the sustainable development sector. Aware of the importance of educating students about biodiversity, natural resources, and environmental issues to promote the sustainability of the environment and our societies, Sarah is currently conducting her DPhil in environmental education. She will be assessing the integration of environmental education in the Lebanese curriculum, assessing the status of students’ environmental awareness, and identifying ways to enhance environmental education via the Threshold Concepts framework and via partnerships between the developmental and educational sectors.

 

Supervisors

Jenny Wynn and Steve Puttick

 

Publications

  • Karam, S., Kreidy, C., Bechara, N., Bou Harb, C., Abu Nasr, Y., and Hamadeh, S. (2022) Promoting Innovative Alternatives – The Urban Oasis Case Study, The Blessed Tree Magazine November 2022
  • Abi Said M., Bou Shroush J., Karam S., Shaib H. 2022. Intestinal parasites of Apodemus mystacinus along altitudinal stratification of Ibrahim River – Mount Lebanon. Annals of Parasitology, 68(2): 227-239.
  • Karam, S., Martiniello, G., Chalak, A., Abi-Said, M., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2021). Biosphere Reserves in Lebanon: Rifts between Conservation Discourse and Practice. Sustainability, 13(22), 12411.
  • Tawk, S. T., Chedid, M., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2019). Challenges and Sustainability of Wheat Production in a Levantine Breadbasket. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development8(4), 1-17.‏
  • Chedid, M., Tawk, S. T., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2018). The Lebanese Kishk: A Traditional Dairy Product in a Changing Local Food System. Journal of Food Research, 7: 16.
  • Abi-Said, M.R. and S. Karam. 2017. Morphological, cranial study and habitat preference of Mus macedonicus (Petrov & Ruzic, 1983) (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Lebanon. Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences 10(4): 235-237.
  • Karam, S. & Issa, D. (2015). Évaluation de la biodiversité sur deux sections du LMT. The Magazine of the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association, 4.

Robin’s research is broadly concerned with the lived, experiences and identities of genderqueer+ youth in the Czech Republic. In his research, he aims not only to understand genderqueer+ youth’s experiences, but he strives to feed into ongoing Czech trans and genderqueer+ activism and advocacy through collaboration with local youth activist collectives.

As the queerness of Robin’s research reflects his own queerness, he also seeks to queer academia and research by challenging conventional means of doing research and hegemonic forms of knowledge.

Supervisors

David Mills and Velda Elliott

Pat is the Deputy Chief Executive of a large College Group.

A qualified accountant, she is accountable to the Corporation Board for the Group’s Estate, sustainability and for maintaining the Group’s outstanding financial health grade. Her specialisms include Leadership and Management, Identification and Application of Funding Streams as well as leading the Group in new acquisitions, ventures and developments. Pat is using her vast experience of public sector finances to explore the intersection of accounting, leadership and purpose.

Supervisors

James Robson and Ariel Lindorff

Yusuf completed his Qur’ān memorization in the UK in 2010 and then undertook his Qur’ānic & Arabic language studies in Alexandria, Egypt, in 2011 and subsequently received an Ijāzah (a traditional form of permission to transmit classical knowledge) which qualified him to teach the recitation of the Holy Qur’ān.

Between 2012 – 2017, Yusuf was engaged with his undergraduate studies in London whilst working as a peripatetic classroom teacher in Berkshire. In 2016, Yusuf trained as a psychotherapeutic school counsellor at the Tavistock & Portman Clinic (NHS), London, and then he graduated with a BEd in Working with children: Education & Wellbeing (First Class Hons.) and Psychology for Education Professionals (Merit) from UCL (Institute of Education) & Birkbeck University of London, respectively, in 2017.

In 2019, Yusuf received a scholarship of academic excellence which allowed him to complete an MSc in Anthropology of Childhood, Youth & Education  (Distinction) at Brunel University, London. His research focused on an ethnographic study of Qurānic memorization in the UK.

Between 2020 – 2023 Yusuf spent three years as an Islamic Studies teacher in the UAE whereby he completed his NPQLT with UCL (Institute of Education). Meanwhile, parallel to his work in the classroom, he also worked alongside a UK-based NGO on international educational development programmes in the regions of West Africa and The Levant, contributing on teacher training and curriculum development for Islamic Studies.

In 2023, Yusuf completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Psychology with Cambridge Muslim College (CMC). His studies at CMC allowed him to examine the epistemological, scientific, and social transformations that gave birth to modern subjectivity and the concomitant development of modern psychology. He also focused on developing the necessary theoretical knowledge of the classical Islamic approaches to the ‘science of the soul’ or psychology by rigorously exploring classical sources in the three areas of: philosophy/theology, spirituality, law & ethics, and spiritual and physical medicine.

As an Islamic educational anthropologist and psychotherapeutic school counsellor by training, Yusuf is keen to explore the critical place of values education, Islamic psychology, and Islamic educational philosophy, within the delivery of pastoral care at schools in contemporary Britain.

Yusuf currently lives in the Midlands with his family and works as a Faith & Character Education Lead at one of Star Academies’ faith schools. He is also a teaching fellow at Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicestershire. Outside of work and studies, he enjoys: spending time with his family and friends, traveling, hiking and playing pool.

Supervisors

Nigel Fancourt and Terence Lovat

Having started at Oxford for an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Theology in 2018, Anna continued her studies with a PGCE (Religious Education), MSc (Higher Education) and now a DPhil. My research explores the use of religious scripture as a primary text in Religious Education classrooms.

MSc Dissertation: FE and HE or FE versus HE: an analysis of perspectives from college and university leaders in England

 

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Liam Guilfoyle

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Yunfei Ma is a doctoral student in the Department of Education conducting research in the field of international higher education.

Following his B.A. (First Class) at the University of Durham, Yunfei was awarded with MSc (Distinction) from the Department of Education, University of Oxford prior to his DPhil studies. He has also worked as a research assistant on the project Transnational academic mobility to global south: an exploratory study of international faculty in China.

Yunfei’s DPhil research focuses on global academic publishing and its relationship with knowledge formation, codification and dissemination. His research interest primarily lies in the geo-politics of knowledge production, global epistemic governance, China’s Humanities and Social Sciences research, and the philosophy of power.

Supervisors

Ariel Lindorff and Xin Xu

Sarah has a background in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management and Rural Community Development.

She has been working for the past 8 years in the sustainable development sector. Aware of the importance of educating students about biodiversity, natural resources, and environmental issues to promote the sustainability of the environment and our societies, Sarah is currently conducting her DPhil in environmental education. She will be assessing the integration of environmental education in the Lebanese curriculum, assessing the status of students’ environmental awareness, and identifying ways to enhance environmental education via the Threshold Concepts framework and via partnerships between the developmental and educational sectors.

 

Supervisors

Jenny Wynn and Steve Puttick

 

Publications

  • Karam, S., Kreidy, C., Bechara, N., Bou Harb, C., Abu Nasr, Y., and Hamadeh, S. (2022) Promoting Innovative Alternatives – The Urban Oasis Case Study, The Blessed Tree Magazine November 2022
  • Abi Said M., Bou Shroush J., Karam S., Shaib H. 2022. Intestinal parasites of Apodemus mystacinus along altitudinal stratification of Ibrahim River – Mount Lebanon. Annals of Parasitology, 68(2): 227-239.
  • Karam, S., Martiniello, G., Chalak, A., Abi-Said, M., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2021). Biosphere Reserves in Lebanon: Rifts between Conservation Discourse and Practice. Sustainability, 13(22), 12411.
  • Tawk, S. T., Chedid, M., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2019). Challenges and Sustainability of Wheat Production in a Levantine Breadbasket. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development8(4), 1-17.‏
  • Chedid, M., Tawk, S. T., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2018). The Lebanese Kishk: A Traditional Dairy Product in a Changing Local Food System. Journal of Food Research, 7: 16.
  • Abi-Said, M.R. and S. Karam. 2017. Morphological, cranial study and habitat preference of Mus macedonicus (Petrov & Ruzic, 1983) (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Lebanon. Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences 10(4): 235-237.
  • Karam, S. & Issa, D. (2015). Évaluation de la biodiversité sur deux sections du LMT. The Magazine of the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association, 4.

Robin’s research is broadly concerned with the lived, experiences and identities of genderqueer+ youth in the Czech Republic. In his research, he aims not only to understand genderqueer+ youth’s experiences, but he strives to feed into ongoing Czech trans and genderqueer+ activism and advocacy through collaboration with local youth activist collectives.

As the queerness of Robin’s research reflects his own queerness, he also seeks to queer academia and research by challenging conventional means of doing research and hegemonic forms of knowledge.

Supervisors

David Mills and Velda Elliott

Pat is the Deputy Chief Executive of a large College Group.

A qualified accountant, she is accountable to the Corporation Board for the Group’s Estate, sustainability and for maintaining the Group’s outstanding financial health grade. Her specialisms include Leadership and Management, Identification and Application of Funding Streams as well as leading the Group in new acquisitions, ventures and developments. Pat is using her vast experience of public sector finances to explore the intersection of accounting, leadership and purpose.

Supervisors

James Robson and Ariel Lindorff

Yusuf completed his Qur’ān memorization in the UK in 2010 and then undertook his Qur’ānic & Arabic language studies in Alexandria, Egypt, in 2011 and subsequently received an Ijāzah (a traditional form of permission to transmit classical knowledge) which qualified him to teach the recitation of the Holy Qur’ān.

Between 2012 – 2017, Yusuf was engaged with his undergraduate studies in London whilst working as a peripatetic classroom teacher in Berkshire. In 2016, Yusuf trained as a psychotherapeutic school counsellor at the Tavistock & Portman Clinic (NHS), London, and then he graduated with a BEd in Working with children: Education & Wellbeing (First Class Hons.) and Psychology for Education Professionals (Merit) from UCL (Institute of Education) & Birkbeck University of London, respectively, in 2017.

In 2019, Yusuf received a scholarship of academic excellence which allowed him to complete an MSc in Anthropology of Childhood, Youth & Education  (Distinction) at Brunel University, London. His research focused on an ethnographic study of Qurānic memorization in the UK.

Between 2020 – 2023 Yusuf spent three years as an Islamic Studies teacher in the UAE whereby he completed his NPQLT with UCL (Institute of Education). Meanwhile, parallel to his work in the classroom, he also worked alongside a UK-based NGO on international educational development programmes in the regions of West Africa and The Levant, contributing on teacher training and curriculum development for Islamic Studies.

In 2023, Yusuf completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Psychology with Cambridge Muslim College (CMC). His studies at CMC allowed him to examine the epistemological, scientific, and social transformations that gave birth to modern subjectivity and the concomitant development of modern psychology. He also focused on developing the necessary theoretical knowledge of the classical Islamic approaches to the ‘science of the soul’ or psychology by rigorously exploring classical sources in the three areas of: philosophy/theology, spirituality, law & ethics, and spiritual and physical medicine.

As an Islamic educational anthropologist and psychotherapeutic school counsellor by training, Yusuf is keen to explore the critical place of values education, Islamic psychology, and Islamic educational philosophy, within the delivery of pastoral care at schools in contemporary Britain.

Yusuf currently lives in the Midlands with his family and works as a Faith & Character Education Lead at one of Star Academies’ faith schools. He is also a teaching fellow at Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicestershire. Outside of work and studies, he enjoys: spending time with his family and friends, traveling, hiking and playing pool.

Supervisors

Nigel Fancourt and Terence Lovat

Having started at Oxford for an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Theology in 2018, Anna continued her studies with a PGCE (Religious Education), MSc (Higher Education) and now a DPhil. My research explores the use of religious scripture as a primary text in Religious Education classrooms.

MSc Dissertation: FE and HE or FE versus HE: an analysis of perspectives from college and university leaders in England

 

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Liam Guilfoyle

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Yunfei Ma is a doctoral student in the Department of Education conducting research in the field of international higher education.

Following his B.A. (First Class) at the University of Durham, Yunfei was awarded with MSc (Distinction) from the Department of Education, University of Oxford prior to his DPhil studies. He has also worked as a research assistant on the project Transnational academic mobility to global south: an exploratory study of international faculty in China.

Yunfei’s DPhil research focuses on global academic publishing and its relationship with knowledge formation, codification and dissemination. His research interest primarily lies in the geo-politics of knowledge production, global epistemic governance, China’s Humanities and Social Sciences research, and the philosophy of power.

Supervisors

Ariel Lindorff and Xin Xu

Sarah has a background in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management and Rural Community Development.

She has been working for the past 8 years in the sustainable development sector. Aware of the importance of educating students about biodiversity, natural resources, and environmental issues to promote the sustainability of the environment and our societies, Sarah is currently conducting her DPhil in environmental education. She will be assessing the integration of environmental education in the Lebanese curriculum, assessing the status of students’ environmental awareness, and identifying ways to enhance environmental education via the Threshold Concepts framework and via partnerships between the developmental and educational sectors.

 

Supervisors

Jenny Wynn and Steve Puttick

 

Publications

  • Karam, S., Kreidy, C., Bechara, N., Bou Harb, C., Abu Nasr, Y., and Hamadeh, S. (2022) Promoting Innovative Alternatives – The Urban Oasis Case Study, The Blessed Tree Magazine November 2022
  • Abi Said M., Bou Shroush J., Karam S., Shaib H. 2022. Intestinal parasites of Apodemus mystacinus along altitudinal stratification of Ibrahim River – Mount Lebanon. Annals of Parasitology, 68(2): 227-239.
  • Karam, S., Martiniello, G., Chalak, A., Abi-Said, M., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2021). Biosphere Reserves in Lebanon: Rifts between Conservation Discourse and Practice. Sustainability, 13(22), 12411.
  • Tawk, S. T., Chedid, M., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2019). Challenges and Sustainability of Wheat Production in a Levantine Breadbasket. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development8(4), 1-17.‏
  • Chedid, M., Tawk, S. T., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2018). The Lebanese Kishk: A Traditional Dairy Product in a Changing Local Food System. Journal of Food Research, 7: 16.
  • Abi-Said, M.R. and S. Karam. 2017. Morphological, cranial study and habitat preference of Mus macedonicus (Petrov & Ruzic, 1983) (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Lebanon. Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences 10(4): 235-237.
  • Karam, S. & Issa, D. (2015). Évaluation de la biodiversité sur deux sections du LMT. The Magazine of the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association, 4.

Robin’s research is broadly concerned with the lived, experiences and identities of genderqueer+ youth in the Czech Republic. In his research, he aims not only to understand genderqueer+ youth’s experiences, but he strives to feed into ongoing Czech trans and genderqueer+ activism and advocacy through collaboration with local youth activist collectives.

As the queerness of Robin’s research reflects his own queerness, he also seeks to queer academia and research by challenging conventional means of doing research and hegemonic forms of knowledge.

Supervisors

David Mills and Velda Elliott

Pat is the Deputy Chief Executive of a large College Group.

A qualified accountant, she is accountable to the Corporation Board for the Group’s Estate, sustainability and for maintaining the Group’s outstanding financial health grade. Her specialisms include Leadership and Management, Identification and Application of Funding Streams as well as leading the Group in new acquisitions, ventures and developments. Pat is using her vast experience of public sector finances to explore the intersection of accounting, leadership and purpose.

Supervisors

James Robson and Ariel Lindorff

Yusuf completed his Qur’ān memorization in the UK in 2010 and then undertook his Qur’ānic & Arabic language studies in Alexandria, Egypt, in 2011 and subsequently received an Ijāzah (a traditional form of permission to transmit classical knowledge) which qualified him to teach the recitation of the Holy Qur’ān.

Between 2012 – 2017, Yusuf was engaged with his undergraduate studies in London whilst working as a peripatetic classroom teacher in Berkshire. In 2016, Yusuf trained as a psychotherapeutic school counsellor at the Tavistock & Portman Clinic (NHS), London, and then he graduated with a BEd in Working with children: Education & Wellbeing (First Class Hons.) and Psychology for Education Professionals (Merit) from UCL (Institute of Education) & Birkbeck University of London, respectively, in 2017.

In 2019, Yusuf received a scholarship of academic excellence which allowed him to complete an MSc in Anthropology of Childhood, Youth & Education  (Distinction) at Brunel University, London. His research focused on an ethnographic study of Qurānic memorization in the UK.

Between 2020 – 2023 Yusuf spent three years as an Islamic Studies teacher in the UAE whereby he completed his NPQLT with UCL (Institute of Education). Meanwhile, parallel to his work in the classroom, he also worked alongside a UK-based NGO on international educational development programmes in the regions of West Africa and The Levant, contributing on teacher training and curriculum development for Islamic Studies.

In 2023, Yusuf completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Psychology with Cambridge Muslim College (CMC). His studies at CMC allowed him to examine the epistemological, scientific, and social transformations that gave birth to modern subjectivity and the concomitant development of modern psychology. He also focused on developing the necessary theoretical knowledge of the classical Islamic approaches to the ‘science of the soul’ or psychology by rigorously exploring classical sources in the three areas of: philosophy/theology, spirituality, law & ethics, and spiritual and physical medicine.

As an Islamic educational anthropologist and psychotherapeutic school counsellor by training, Yusuf is keen to explore the critical place of values education, Islamic psychology, and Islamic educational philosophy, within the delivery of pastoral care at schools in contemporary Britain.

Yusuf currently lives in the Midlands with his family and works as a Faith & Character Education Lead at one of Star Academies’ faith schools. He is also a teaching fellow at Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicestershire. Outside of work and studies, he enjoys: spending time with his family and friends, traveling, hiking and playing pool.

Supervisors

Nigel Fancourt and Terence Lovat

Having started at Oxford for an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Theology in 2018, Anna continued her studies with a PGCE (Religious Education), MSc (Higher Education) and now a DPhil. My research explores the use of religious scripture as a primary text in Religious Education classrooms.

MSc Dissertation: FE and HE or FE versus HE: an analysis of perspectives from college and university leaders in England

 

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Liam Guilfoyle

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Yunfei Ma is a doctoral student in the Department of Education conducting research in the field of international higher education.

Following his B.A. (First Class) at the University of Durham, Yunfei was awarded with MSc (Distinction) from the Department of Education, University of Oxford prior to his DPhil studies. He has also worked as a research assistant on the project Transnational academic mobility to global south: an exploratory study of international faculty in China.

Yunfei’s DPhil research focuses on global academic publishing and its relationship with knowledge formation, codification and dissemination. His research interest primarily lies in the geo-politics of knowledge production, global epistemic governance, China’s Humanities and Social Sciences research, and the philosophy of power.

Supervisors

Ariel Lindorff and Xin Xu

Sarah has a background in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management and Rural Community Development.

She has been working for the past 8 years in the sustainable development sector. Aware of the importance of educating students about biodiversity, natural resources, and environmental issues to promote the sustainability of the environment and our societies, Sarah is currently conducting her DPhil in environmental education. She will be assessing the integration of environmental education in the Lebanese curriculum, assessing the status of students’ environmental awareness, and identifying ways to enhance environmental education via the Threshold Concepts framework and via partnerships between the developmental and educational sectors.

 

Supervisors

Jenny Wynn and Steve Puttick

 

Publications

  • Karam, S., Kreidy, C., Bechara, N., Bou Harb, C., Abu Nasr, Y., and Hamadeh, S. (2022) Promoting Innovative Alternatives – The Urban Oasis Case Study, The Blessed Tree Magazine November 2022
  • Abi Said M., Bou Shroush J., Karam S., Shaib H. 2022. Intestinal parasites of Apodemus mystacinus along altitudinal stratification of Ibrahim River – Mount Lebanon. Annals of Parasitology, 68(2): 227-239.
  • Karam, S., Martiniello, G., Chalak, A., Abi-Said, M., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2021). Biosphere Reserves in Lebanon: Rifts between Conservation Discourse and Practice. Sustainability, 13(22), 12411.
  • Tawk, S. T., Chedid, M., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2019). Challenges and Sustainability of Wheat Production in a Levantine Breadbasket. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development8(4), 1-17.‏
  • Chedid, M., Tawk, S. T., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2018). The Lebanese Kishk: A Traditional Dairy Product in a Changing Local Food System. Journal of Food Research, 7: 16.
  • Abi-Said, M.R. and S. Karam. 2017. Morphological, cranial study and habitat preference of Mus macedonicus (Petrov & Ruzic, 1983) (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Lebanon. Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences 10(4): 235-237.
  • Karam, S. & Issa, D. (2015). Évaluation de la biodiversité sur deux sections du LMT. The Magazine of the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association, 4.

Robin’s research is broadly concerned with the lived, experiences and identities of genderqueer+ youth in the Czech Republic. In his research, he aims not only to understand genderqueer+ youth’s experiences, but he strives to feed into ongoing Czech trans and genderqueer+ activism and advocacy through collaboration with local youth activist collectives.

As the queerness of Robin’s research reflects his own queerness, he also seeks to queer academia and research by challenging conventional means of doing research and hegemonic forms of knowledge.

Supervisors

David Mills and Velda Elliott

Pat is the Deputy Chief Executive of a large College Group.

A qualified accountant, she is accountable to the Corporation Board for the Group’s Estate, sustainability and for maintaining the Group’s outstanding financial health grade. Her specialisms include Leadership and Management, Identification and Application of Funding Streams as well as leading the Group in new acquisitions, ventures and developments. Pat is using her vast experience of public sector finances to explore the intersection of accounting, leadership and purpose.

Supervisors

James Robson and Ariel Lindorff

Yusuf completed his Qur’ān memorization in the UK in 2010 and then undertook his Qur’ānic & Arabic language studies in Alexandria, Egypt, in 2011 and subsequently received an Ijāzah (a traditional form of permission to transmit classical knowledge) which qualified him to teach the recitation of the Holy Qur’ān.

Between 2012 – 2017, Yusuf was engaged with his undergraduate studies in London whilst working as a peripatetic classroom teacher in Berkshire. In 2016, Yusuf trained as a psychotherapeutic school counsellor at the Tavistock & Portman Clinic (NHS), London, and then he graduated with a BEd in Working with children: Education & Wellbeing (First Class Hons.) and Psychology for Education Professionals (Merit) from UCL (Institute of Education) & Birkbeck University of London, respectively, in 2017.

In 2019, Yusuf received a scholarship of academic excellence which allowed him to complete an MSc in Anthropology of Childhood, Youth & Education  (Distinction) at Brunel University, London. His research focused on an ethnographic study of Qurānic memorization in the UK.

Between 2020 – 2023 Yusuf spent three years as an Islamic Studies teacher in the UAE whereby he completed his NPQLT with UCL (Institute of Education). Meanwhile, parallel to his work in the classroom, he also worked alongside a UK-based NGO on international educational development programmes in the regions of West Africa and The Levant, contributing on teacher training and curriculum development for Islamic Studies.

In 2023, Yusuf completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Psychology with Cambridge Muslim College (CMC). His studies at CMC allowed him to examine the epistemological, scientific, and social transformations that gave birth to modern subjectivity and the concomitant development of modern psychology. He also focused on developing the necessary theoretical knowledge of the classical Islamic approaches to the ‘science of the soul’ or psychology by rigorously exploring classical sources in the three areas of: philosophy/theology, spirituality, law & ethics, and spiritual and physical medicine.

As an Islamic educational anthropologist and psychotherapeutic school counsellor by training, Yusuf is keen to explore the critical place of values education, Islamic psychology, and Islamic educational philosophy, within the delivery of pastoral care at schools in contemporary Britain.

Yusuf currently lives in the Midlands with his family and works as a Faith & Character Education Lead at one of Star Academies’ faith schools. He is also a teaching fellow at Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicestershire. Outside of work and studies, he enjoys: spending time with his family and friends, traveling, hiking and playing pool.

Supervisors

Nigel Fancourt and Terence Lovat

Having started at Oxford for an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Theology in 2018, Anna continued her studies with a PGCE (Religious Education), MSc (Higher Education) and now a DPhil. My research explores the use of religious scripture as a primary text in Religious Education classrooms.

MSc Dissertation: FE and HE or FE versus HE: an analysis of perspectives from college and university leaders in England

 

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Liam Guilfoyle

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Yunfei Ma is a doctoral student in the Department of Education conducting research in the field of international higher education.

Following his B.A. (First Class) at the University of Durham, Yunfei was awarded with MSc (Distinction) from the Department of Education, University of Oxford prior to his DPhil studies. He has also worked as a research assistant on the project Transnational academic mobility to global south: an exploratory study of international faculty in China.

Yunfei’s DPhil research focuses on global academic publishing and its relationship with knowledge formation, codification and dissemination. His research interest primarily lies in the geo-politics of knowledge production, global epistemic governance, China’s Humanities and Social Sciences research, and the philosophy of power.

Supervisors

Ariel Lindorff and Xin Xu

Sarah has a background in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management and Rural Community Development.

She has been working for the past 8 years in the sustainable development sector. Aware of the importance of educating students about biodiversity, natural resources, and environmental issues to promote the sustainability of the environment and our societies, Sarah is currently conducting her DPhil in environmental education. She will be assessing the integration of environmental education in the Lebanese curriculum, assessing the status of students’ environmental awareness, and identifying ways to enhance environmental education via the Threshold Concepts framework and via partnerships between the developmental and educational sectors.

 

Supervisors

Jenny Wynn and Steve Puttick

 

Publications

  • Karam, S., Kreidy, C., Bechara, N., Bou Harb, C., Abu Nasr, Y., and Hamadeh, S. (2022) Promoting Innovative Alternatives – The Urban Oasis Case Study, The Blessed Tree Magazine November 2022
  • Abi Said M., Bou Shroush J., Karam S., Shaib H. 2022. Intestinal parasites of Apodemus mystacinus along altitudinal stratification of Ibrahim River – Mount Lebanon. Annals of Parasitology, 68(2): 227-239.
  • Karam, S., Martiniello, G., Chalak, A., Abi-Said, M., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2021). Biosphere Reserves in Lebanon: Rifts between Conservation Discourse and Practice. Sustainability, 13(22), 12411.
  • Tawk, S. T., Chedid, M., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2019). Challenges and Sustainability of Wheat Production in a Levantine Breadbasket. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development8(4), 1-17.‏
  • Chedid, M., Tawk, S. T., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2018). The Lebanese Kishk: A Traditional Dairy Product in a Changing Local Food System. Journal of Food Research, 7: 16.
  • Abi-Said, M.R. and S. Karam. 2017. Morphological, cranial study and habitat preference of Mus macedonicus (Petrov & Ruzic, 1983) (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Lebanon. Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences 10(4): 235-237.
  • Karam, S. & Issa, D. (2015). Évaluation de la biodiversité sur deux sections du LMT. The Magazine of the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association, 4.

Robin’s research is broadly concerned with the lived, experiences and identities of genderqueer+ youth in the Czech Republic. In his research, he aims not only to understand genderqueer+ youth’s experiences, but he strives to feed into ongoing Czech trans and genderqueer+ activism and advocacy through collaboration with local youth activist collectives.

As the queerness of Robin’s research reflects his own queerness, he also seeks to queer academia and research by challenging conventional means of doing research and hegemonic forms of knowledge.

Supervisors

David Mills and Velda Elliott

Pat is the Deputy Chief Executive of a large College Group.

A qualified accountant, she is accountable to the Corporation Board for the Group’s Estate, sustainability and for maintaining the Group’s outstanding financial health grade. Her specialisms include Leadership and Management, Identification and Application of Funding Streams as well as leading the Group in new acquisitions, ventures and developments. Pat is using her vast experience of public sector finances to explore the intersection of accounting, leadership and purpose.

Supervisors

James Robson and Ariel Lindorff

Yusuf completed his Qur’ān memorization in the UK in 2010 and then undertook his Qur’ānic & Arabic language studies in Alexandria, Egypt, in 2011 and subsequently received an Ijāzah (a traditional form of permission to transmit classical knowledge) which qualified him to teach the recitation of the Holy Qur’ān.

Between 2012 – 2017, Yusuf was engaged with his undergraduate studies in London whilst working as a peripatetic classroom teacher in Berkshire. In 2016, Yusuf trained as a psychotherapeutic school counsellor at the Tavistock & Portman Clinic (NHS), London, and then he graduated with a BEd in Working with children: Education & Wellbeing (First Class Hons.) and Psychology for Education Professionals (Merit) from UCL (Institute of Education) & Birkbeck University of London, respectively, in 2017.

In 2019, Yusuf received a scholarship of academic excellence which allowed him to complete an MSc in Anthropology of Childhood, Youth & Education  (Distinction) at Brunel University, London. His research focused on an ethnographic study of Qurānic memorization in the UK.

Between 2020 – 2023 Yusuf spent three years as an Islamic Studies teacher in the UAE whereby he completed his NPQLT with UCL (Institute of Education). Meanwhile, parallel to his work in the classroom, he also worked alongside a UK-based NGO on international educational development programmes in the regions of West Africa and The Levant, contributing on teacher training and curriculum development for Islamic Studies.

In 2023, Yusuf completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Psychology with Cambridge Muslim College (CMC). His studies at CMC allowed him to examine the epistemological, scientific, and social transformations that gave birth to modern subjectivity and the concomitant development of modern psychology. He also focused on developing the necessary theoretical knowledge of the classical Islamic approaches to the ‘science of the soul’ or psychology by rigorously exploring classical sources in the three areas of: philosophy/theology, spirituality, law & ethics, and spiritual and physical medicine.

As an Islamic educational anthropologist and psychotherapeutic school counsellor by training, Yusuf is keen to explore the critical place of values education, Islamic psychology, and Islamic educational philosophy, within the delivery of pastoral care at schools in contemporary Britain.

Yusuf currently lives in the Midlands with his family and works as a Faith & Character Education Lead at one of Star Academies’ faith schools. He is also a teaching fellow at Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicestershire. Outside of work and studies, he enjoys: spending time with his family and friends, traveling, hiking and playing pool.

Supervisors

Nigel Fancourt and Terence Lovat

Having started at Oxford for an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Theology in 2018, Anna continued her studies with a PGCE (Religious Education), MSc (Higher Education) and now a DPhil. My research explores the use of religious scripture as a primary text in Religious Education classrooms.

MSc Dissertation: FE and HE or FE versus HE: an analysis of perspectives from college and university leaders in England

 

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Liam Guilfoyle

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Yunfei Ma is a doctoral student in the Department of Education conducting research in the field of international higher education.

Following his B.A. (First Class) at the University of Durham, Yunfei was awarded with MSc (Distinction) from the Department of Education, University of Oxford prior to his DPhil studies. He has also worked as a research assistant on the project Transnational academic mobility to global south: an exploratory study of international faculty in China.

Yunfei’s DPhil research focuses on global academic publishing and its relationship with knowledge formation, codification and dissemination. His research interest primarily lies in the geo-politics of knowledge production, global epistemic governance, China’s Humanities and Social Sciences research, and the philosophy of power.

Supervisors

Ariel Lindorff and Xin Xu

Sarah has a background in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management and Rural Community Development.

She has been working for the past 8 years in the sustainable development sector. Aware of the importance of educating students about biodiversity, natural resources, and environmental issues to promote the sustainability of the environment and our societies, Sarah is currently conducting her DPhil in environmental education. She will be assessing the integration of environmental education in the Lebanese curriculum, assessing the status of students’ environmental awareness, and identifying ways to enhance environmental education via the Threshold Concepts framework and via partnerships between the developmental and educational sectors.

 

Supervisors

Jenny Wynn and Steve Puttick

 

Publications

  • Karam, S., Kreidy, C., Bechara, N., Bou Harb, C., Abu Nasr, Y., and Hamadeh, S. (2022) Promoting Innovative Alternatives – The Urban Oasis Case Study, The Blessed Tree Magazine November 2022
  • Abi Said M., Bou Shroush J., Karam S., Shaib H. 2022. Intestinal parasites of Apodemus mystacinus along altitudinal stratification of Ibrahim River – Mount Lebanon. Annals of Parasitology, 68(2): 227-239.
  • Karam, S., Martiniello, G., Chalak, A., Abi-Said, M., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2021). Biosphere Reserves in Lebanon: Rifts between Conservation Discourse and Practice. Sustainability, 13(22), 12411.
  • Tawk, S. T., Chedid, M., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2019). Challenges and Sustainability of Wheat Production in a Levantine Breadbasket. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development8(4), 1-17.‏
  • Chedid, M., Tawk, S. T., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2018). The Lebanese Kishk: A Traditional Dairy Product in a Changing Local Food System. Journal of Food Research, 7: 16.
  • Abi-Said, M.R. and S. Karam. 2017. Morphological, cranial study and habitat preference of Mus macedonicus (Petrov & Ruzic, 1983) (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Lebanon. Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences 10(4): 235-237.
  • Karam, S. & Issa, D. (2015). Évaluation de la biodiversité sur deux sections du LMT. The Magazine of the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association, 4.

Robin’s research is broadly concerned with the lived, experiences and identities of genderqueer+ youth in the Czech Republic. In his research, he aims not only to understand genderqueer+ youth’s experiences, but he strives to feed into ongoing Czech trans and genderqueer+ activism and advocacy through collaboration with local youth activist collectives.

As the queerness of Robin’s research reflects his own queerness, he also seeks to queer academia and research by challenging conventional means of doing research and hegemonic forms of knowledge.

Supervisors

David Mills and Velda Elliott

Pat is the Deputy Chief Executive of a large College Group.

A qualified accountant, she is accountable to the Corporation Board for the Group’s Estate, sustainability and for maintaining the Group’s outstanding financial health grade. Her specialisms include Leadership and Management, Identification and Application of Funding Streams as well as leading the Group in new acquisitions, ventures and developments. Pat is using her vast experience of public sector finances to explore the intersection of accounting, leadership and purpose.

Supervisors

James Robson and Ariel Lindorff

Yusuf completed his Qur’ān memorization in the UK in 2010 and then undertook his Qur’ānic & Arabic language studies in Alexandria, Egypt, in 2011 and subsequently received an Ijāzah (a traditional form of permission to transmit classical knowledge) which qualified him to teach the recitation of the Holy Qur’ān.

Between 2012 – 2017, Yusuf was engaged with his undergraduate studies in London whilst working as a peripatetic classroom teacher in Berkshire. In 2016, Yusuf trained as a psychotherapeutic school counsellor at the Tavistock & Portman Clinic (NHS), London, and then he graduated with a BEd in Working with children: Education & Wellbeing (First Class Hons.) and Psychology for Education Professionals (Merit) from UCL (Institute of Education) & Birkbeck University of London, respectively, in 2017.

In 2019, Yusuf received a scholarship of academic excellence which allowed him to complete an MSc in Anthropology of Childhood, Youth & Education  (Distinction) at Brunel University, London. His research focused on an ethnographic study of Qurānic memorization in the UK.

Between 2020 – 2023 Yusuf spent three years as an Islamic Studies teacher in the UAE whereby he completed his NPQLT with UCL (Institute of Education). Meanwhile, parallel to his work in the classroom, he also worked alongside a UK-based NGO on international educational development programmes in the regions of West Africa and The Levant, contributing on teacher training and curriculum development for Islamic Studies.

In 2023, Yusuf completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Psychology with Cambridge Muslim College (CMC). His studies at CMC allowed him to examine the epistemological, scientific, and social transformations that gave birth to modern subjectivity and the concomitant development of modern psychology. He also focused on developing the necessary theoretical knowledge of the classical Islamic approaches to the ‘science of the soul’ or psychology by rigorously exploring classical sources in the three areas of: philosophy/theology, spirituality, law & ethics, and spiritual and physical medicine.

As an Islamic educational anthropologist and psychotherapeutic school counsellor by training, Yusuf is keen to explore the critical place of values education, Islamic psychology, and Islamic educational philosophy, within the delivery of pastoral care at schools in contemporary Britain.

Yusuf currently lives in the Midlands with his family and works as a Faith & Character Education Lead at one of Star Academies’ faith schools. He is also a teaching fellow at Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicestershire. Outside of work and studies, he enjoys: spending time with his family and friends, traveling, hiking and playing pool.

Supervisors

Nigel Fancourt and Terence Lovat

Having started at Oxford for an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Theology in 2018, Anna continued her studies with a PGCE (Religious Education), MSc (Higher Education) and now a DPhil. My research explores the use of religious scripture as a primary text in Religious Education classrooms.

MSc Dissertation: FE and HE or FE versus HE: an analysis of perspectives from college and university leaders in England

 

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Liam Guilfoyle

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Yunfei Ma is a doctoral student in the Department of Education conducting research in the field of international higher education.

Following his B.A. (First Class) at the University of Durham, Yunfei was awarded with MSc (Distinction) from the Department of Education, University of Oxford prior to his DPhil studies. He has also worked as a research assistant on the project Transnational academic mobility to global south: an exploratory study of international faculty in China.

Yunfei’s DPhil research focuses on global academic publishing and its relationship with knowledge formation, codification and dissemination. His research interest primarily lies in the geo-politics of knowledge production, global epistemic governance, China’s Humanities and Social Sciences research, and the philosophy of power.

Supervisors

Ariel Lindorff and Xin Xu

Sarah has a background in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management and Rural Community Development.

She has been working for the past 8 years in the sustainable development sector. Aware of the importance of educating students about biodiversity, natural resources, and environmental issues to promote the sustainability of the environment and our societies, Sarah is currently conducting her DPhil in environmental education. She will be assessing the integration of environmental education in the Lebanese curriculum, assessing the status of students’ environmental awareness, and identifying ways to enhance environmental education via the Threshold Concepts framework and via partnerships between the developmental and educational sectors.

 

Supervisors

Jenny Wynn and Steve Puttick

 

Publications

  • Karam, S., Kreidy, C., Bechara, N., Bou Harb, C., Abu Nasr, Y., and Hamadeh, S. (2022) Promoting Innovative Alternatives – The Urban Oasis Case Study, The Blessed Tree Magazine November 2022
  • Abi Said M., Bou Shroush J., Karam S., Shaib H. 2022. Intestinal parasites of Apodemus mystacinus along altitudinal stratification of Ibrahim River – Mount Lebanon. Annals of Parasitology, 68(2): 227-239.
  • Karam, S., Martiniello, G., Chalak, A., Abi-Said, M., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2021). Biosphere Reserves in Lebanon: Rifts between Conservation Discourse and Practice. Sustainability, 13(22), 12411.
  • Tawk, S. T., Chedid, M., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2019). Challenges and Sustainability of Wheat Production in a Levantine Breadbasket. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development8(4), 1-17.‏
  • Chedid, M., Tawk, S. T., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2018). The Lebanese Kishk: A Traditional Dairy Product in a Changing Local Food System. Journal of Food Research, 7: 16.
  • Abi-Said, M.R. and S. Karam. 2017. Morphological, cranial study and habitat preference of Mus macedonicus (Petrov & Ruzic, 1983) (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Lebanon. Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences 10(4): 235-237.
  • Karam, S. & Issa, D. (2015). Évaluation de la biodiversité sur deux sections du LMT. The Magazine of the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association, 4.

Robin’s research is broadly concerned with the lived, experiences and identities of genderqueer+ youth in the Czech Republic. In his research, he aims not only to understand genderqueer+ youth’s experiences, but he strives to feed into ongoing Czech trans and genderqueer+ activism and advocacy through collaboration with local youth activist collectives.

As the queerness of Robin’s research reflects his own queerness, he also seeks to queer academia and research by challenging conventional means of doing research and hegemonic forms of knowledge.

Supervisors

David Mills and Velda Elliott

Pat is the Deputy Chief Executive of a large College Group.

A qualified accountant, she is accountable to the Corporation Board for the Group’s Estate, sustainability and for maintaining the Group’s outstanding financial health grade. Her specialisms include Leadership and Management, Identification and Application of Funding Streams as well as leading the Group in new acquisitions, ventures and developments. Pat is using her vast experience of public sector finances to explore the intersection of accounting, leadership and purpose.

Supervisors

James Robson and Ariel Lindorff

Yusuf completed his Qur’ān memorization in the UK in 2010 and then undertook his Qur’ānic & Arabic language studies in Alexandria, Egypt, in 2011 and subsequently received an Ijāzah (a traditional form of permission to transmit classical knowledge) which qualified him to teach the recitation of the Holy Qur’ān.

Between 2012 – 2017, Yusuf was engaged with his undergraduate studies in London whilst working as a peripatetic classroom teacher in Berkshire. In 2016, Yusuf trained as a psychotherapeutic school counsellor at the Tavistock & Portman Clinic (NHS), London, and then he graduated with a BEd in Working with children: Education & Wellbeing (First Class Hons.) and Psychology for Education Professionals (Merit) from UCL (Institute of Education) & Birkbeck University of London, respectively, in 2017.

In 2019, Yusuf received a scholarship of academic excellence which allowed him to complete an MSc in Anthropology of Childhood, Youth & Education  (Distinction) at Brunel University, London. His research focused on an ethnographic study of Qurānic memorization in the UK.

Between 2020 – 2023 Yusuf spent three years as an Islamic Studies teacher in the UAE whereby he completed his NPQLT with UCL (Institute of Education). Meanwhile, parallel to his work in the classroom, he also worked alongside a UK-based NGO on international educational development programmes in the regions of West Africa and The Levant, contributing on teacher training and curriculum development for Islamic Studies.

In 2023, Yusuf completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Psychology with Cambridge Muslim College (CMC). His studies at CMC allowed him to examine the epistemological, scientific, and social transformations that gave birth to modern subjectivity and the concomitant development of modern psychology. He also focused on developing the necessary theoretical knowledge of the classical Islamic approaches to the ‘science of the soul’ or psychology by rigorously exploring classical sources in the three areas of: philosophy/theology, spirituality, law & ethics, and spiritual and physical medicine.

As an Islamic educational anthropologist and psychotherapeutic school counsellor by training, Yusuf is keen to explore the critical place of values education, Islamic psychology, and Islamic educational philosophy, within the delivery of pastoral care at schools in contemporary Britain.

Yusuf currently lives in the Midlands with his family and works as a Faith & Character Education Lead at one of Star Academies’ faith schools. He is also a teaching fellow at Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicestershire. Outside of work and studies, he enjoys: spending time with his family and friends, traveling, hiking and playing pool.

Supervisors

Nigel Fancourt and Terence Lovat

Having started at Oxford for an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Theology in 2018, Anna continued her studies with a PGCE (Religious Education), MSc (Higher Education) and now a DPhil. My research explores the use of religious scripture as a primary text in Religious Education classrooms.

MSc Dissertation: FE and HE or FE versus HE: an analysis of perspectives from college and university leaders in England

 

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Liam Guilfoyle

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Yunfei Ma is a doctoral student in the Department of Education conducting research in the field of international higher education.

Following his B.A. (First Class) at the University of Durham, Yunfei was awarded with MSc (Distinction) from the Department of Education, University of Oxford prior to his DPhil studies. He has also worked as a research assistant on the project Transnational academic mobility to global south: an exploratory study of international faculty in China.

Yunfei’s DPhil research focuses on global academic publishing and its relationship with knowledge formation, codification and dissemination. His research interest primarily lies in the geo-politics of knowledge production, global epistemic governance, China’s Humanities and Social Sciences research, and the philosophy of power.

Supervisors

Ariel Lindorff and Xin Xu

Sarah has a background in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management and Rural Community Development.

She has been working for the past 8 years in the sustainable development sector. Aware of the importance of educating students about biodiversity, natural resources, and environmental issues to promote the sustainability of the environment and our societies, Sarah is currently conducting her DPhil in environmental education. She will be assessing the integration of environmental education in the Lebanese curriculum, assessing the status of students’ environmental awareness, and identifying ways to enhance environmental education via the Threshold Concepts framework and via partnerships between the developmental and educational sectors.

 

Supervisors

Jenny Wynn and Steve Puttick

 

Publications

  • Karam, S., Kreidy, C., Bechara, N., Bou Harb, C., Abu Nasr, Y., and Hamadeh, S. (2022) Promoting Innovative Alternatives – The Urban Oasis Case Study, The Blessed Tree Magazine November 2022
  • Abi Said M., Bou Shroush J., Karam S., Shaib H. 2022. Intestinal parasites of Apodemus mystacinus along altitudinal stratification of Ibrahim River – Mount Lebanon. Annals of Parasitology, 68(2): 227-239.
  • Karam, S., Martiniello, G., Chalak, A., Abi-Said, M., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2021). Biosphere Reserves in Lebanon: Rifts between Conservation Discourse and Practice. Sustainability, 13(22), 12411.
  • Tawk, S. T., Chedid, M., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2019). Challenges and Sustainability of Wheat Production in a Levantine Breadbasket. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development8(4), 1-17.‏
  • Chedid, M., Tawk, S. T., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2018). The Lebanese Kishk: A Traditional Dairy Product in a Changing Local Food System. Journal of Food Research, 7: 16.
  • Abi-Said, M.R. and S. Karam. 2017. Morphological, cranial study and habitat preference of Mus macedonicus (Petrov & Ruzic, 1983) (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Lebanon. Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences 10(4): 235-237.
  • Karam, S. & Issa, D. (2015). Évaluation de la biodiversité sur deux sections du LMT. The Magazine of the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association, 4.

Robin’s research is broadly concerned with the lived, experiences and identities of genderqueer+ youth in the Czech Republic. In his research, he aims not only to understand genderqueer+ youth’s experiences, but he strives to feed into ongoing Czech trans and genderqueer+ activism and advocacy through collaboration with local youth activist collectives.

As the queerness of Robin’s research reflects his own queerness, he also seeks to queer academia and research by challenging conventional means of doing research and hegemonic forms of knowledge.

Supervisors

David Mills and Velda Elliott

Pat is the Deputy Chief Executive of a large College Group.

A qualified accountant, she is accountable to the Corporation Board for the Group’s Estate, sustainability and for maintaining the Group’s outstanding financial health grade. Her specialisms include Leadership and Management, Identification and Application of Funding Streams as well as leading the Group in new acquisitions, ventures and developments. Pat is using her vast experience of public sector finances to explore the intersection of accounting, leadership and purpose.

Supervisors

James Robson and Ariel Lindorff

Yusuf completed his Qur’ān memorization in the UK in 2010 and then undertook his Qur’ānic & Arabic language studies in Alexandria, Egypt, in 2011 and subsequently received an Ijāzah (a traditional form of permission to transmit classical knowledge) which qualified him to teach the recitation of the Holy Qur’ān.

Between 2012 – 2017, Yusuf was engaged with his undergraduate studies in London whilst working as a peripatetic classroom teacher in Berkshire. In 2016, Yusuf trained as a psychotherapeutic school counsellor at the Tavistock & Portman Clinic (NHS), London, and then he graduated with a BEd in Working with children: Education & Wellbeing (First Class Hons.) and Psychology for Education Professionals (Merit) from UCL (Institute of Education) & Birkbeck University of London, respectively, in 2017.

In 2019, Yusuf received a scholarship of academic excellence which allowed him to complete an MSc in Anthropology of Childhood, Youth & Education  (Distinction) at Brunel University, London. His research focused on an ethnographic study of Qurānic memorization in the UK.

Between 2020 – 2023 Yusuf spent three years as an Islamic Studies teacher in the UAE whereby he completed his NPQLT with UCL (Institute of Education). Meanwhile, parallel to his work in the classroom, he also worked alongside a UK-based NGO on international educational development programmes in the regions of West Africa and The Levant, contributing on teacher training and curriculum development for Islamic Studies.

In 2023, Yusuf completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Psychology with Cambridge Muslim College (CMC). His studies at CMC allowed him to examine the epistemological, scientific, and social transformations that gave birth to modern subjectivity and the concomitant development of modern psychology. He also focused on developing the necessary theoretical knowledge of the classical Islamic approaches to the ‘science of the soul’ or psychology by rigorously exploring classical sources in the three areas of: philosophy/theology, spirituality, law & ethics, and spiritual and physical medicine.

As an Islamic educational anthropologist and psychotherapeutic school counsellor by training, Yusuf is keen to explore the critical place of values education, Islamic psychology, and Islamic educational philosophy, within the delivery of pastoral care at schools in contemporary Britain.

Yusuf currently lives in the Midlands with his family and works as a Faith & Character Education Lead at one of Star Academies’ faith schools. He is also a teaching fellow at Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicestershire. Outside of work and studies, he enjoys: spending time with his family and friends, traveling, hiking and playing pool.

Supervisors

Nigel Fancourt and Terence Lovat

Having started at Oxford for an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Theology in 2018, Anna continued her studies with a PGCE (Religious Education), MSc (Higher Education) and now a DPhil. My research explores the use of religious scripture as a primary text in Religious Education classrooms.

MSc Dissertation: FE and HE or FE versus HE: an analysis of perspectives from college and university leaders in England

 

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Liam Guilfoyle

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Yunfei Ma is a doctoral student in the Department of Education conducting research in the field of international higher education.

Following his B.A. (First Class) at the University of Durham, Yunfei was awarded with MSc (Distinction) from the Department of Education, University of Oxford prior to his DPhil studies. He has also worked as a research assistant on the project Transnational academic mobility to global south: an exploratory study of international faculty in China.

Yunfei’s DPhil research focuses on global academic publishing and its relationship with knowledge formation, codification and dissemination. His research interest primarily lies in the geo-politics of knowledge production, global epistemic governance, China’s Humanities and Social Sciences research, and the philosophy of power.

Supervisors

Ariel Lindorff and Xin Xu

Sarah has a background in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management and Rural Community Development.

She has been working for the past 8 years in the sustainable development sector. Aware of the importance of educating students about biodiversity, natural resources, and environmental issues to promote the sustainability of the environment and our societies, Sarah is currently conducting her DPhil in environmental education. She will be assessing the integration of environmental education in the Lebanese curriculum, assessing the status of students’ environmental awareness, and identifying ways to enhance environmental education via the Threshold Concepts framework and via partnerships between the developmental and educational sectors.

 

Supervisors

Jenny Wynn and Steve Puttick

 

Publications

  • Karam, S., Kreidy, C., Bechara, N., Bou Harb, C., Abu Nasr, Y., and Hamadeh, S. (2022) Promoting Innovative Alternatives – The Urban Oasis Case Study, The Blessed Tree Magazine November 2022
  • Abi Said M., Bou Shroush J., Karam S., Shaib H. 2022. Intestinal parasites of Apodemus mystacinus along altitudinal stratification of Ibrahim River – Mount Lebanon. Annals of Parasitology, 68(2): 227-239.
  • Karam, S., Martiniello, G., Chalak, A., Abi-Said, M., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2021). Biosphere Reserves in Lebanon: Rifts between Conservation Discourse and Practice. Sustainability, 13(22), 12411.
  • Tawk, S. T., Chedid, M., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2019). Challenges and Sustainability of Wheat Production in a Levantine Breadbasket. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development8(4), 1-17.‏
  • Chedid, M., Tawk, S. T., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2018). The Lebanese Kishk: A Traditional Dairy Product in a Changing Local Food System. Journal of Food Research, 7: 16.
  • Abi-Said, M.R. and S. Karam. 2017. Morphological, cranial study and habitat preference of Mus macedonicus (Petrov & Ruzic, 1983) (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Lebanon. Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences 10(4): 235-237.
  • Karam, S. & Issa, D. (2015). Évaluation de la biodiversité sur deux sections du LMT. The Magazine of the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association, 4.

Robin’s research is broadly concerned with the lived, experiences and identities of genderqueer+ youth in the Czech Republic. In his research, he aims not only to understand genderqueer+ youth’s experiences, but he strives to feed into ongoing Czech trans and genderqueer+ activism and advocacy through collaboration with local youth activist collectives.

As the queerness of Robin’s research reflects his own queerness, he also seeks to queer academia and research by challenging conventional means of doing research and hegemonic forms of knowledge.

Supervisors

David Mills and Velda Elliott

Pat is the Deputy Chief Executive of a large College Group.

A qualified accountant, she is accountable to the Corporation Board for the Group’s Estate, sustainability and for maintaining the Group’s outstanding financial health grade. Her specialisms include Leadership and Management, Identification and Application of Funding Streams as well as leading the Group in new acquisitions, ventures and developments. Pat is using her vast experience of public sector finances to explore the intersection of accounting, leadership and purpose.

Supervisors

James Robson and Ariel Lindorff

Yusuf completed his Qur’ān memorization in the UK in 2010 and then undertook his Qur’ānic & Arabic language studies in Alexandria, Egypt, in 2011 and subsequently received an Ijāzah (a traditional form of permission to transmit classical knowledge) which qualified him to teach the recitation of the Holy Qur’ān.

Between 2012 – 2017, Yusuf was engaged with his undergraduate studies in London whilst working as a peripatetic classroom teacher in Berkshire. In 2016, Yusuf trained as a psychotherapeutic school counsellor at the Tavistock & Portman Clinic (NHS), London, and then he graduated with a BEd in Working with children: Education & Wellbeing (First Class Hons.) and Psychology for Education Professionals (Merit) from UCL (Institute of Education) & Birkbeck University of London, respectively, in 2017.

In 2019, Yusuf received a scholarship of academic excellence which allowed him to complete an MSc in Anthropology of Childhood, Youth & Education  (Distinction) at Brunel University, London. His research focused on an ethnographic study of Qurānic memorization in the UK.

Between 2020 – 2023 Yusuf spent three years as an Islamic Studies teacher in the UAE whereby he completed his NPQLT with UCL (Institute of Education). Meanwhile, parallel to his work in the classroom, he also worked alongside a UK-based NGO on international educational development programmes in the regions of West Africa and The Levant, contributing on teacher training and curriculum development for Islamic Studies.

In 2023, Yusuf completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Psychology with Cambridge Muslim College (CMC). His studies at CMC allowed him to examine the epistemological, scientific, and social transformations that gave birth to modern subjectivity and the concomitant development of modern psychology. He also focused on developing the necessary theoretical knowledge of the classical Islamic approaches to the ‘science of the soul’ or psychology by rigorously exploring classical sources in the three areas of: philosophy/theology, spirituality, law & ethics, and spiritual and physical medicine.

As an Islamic educational anthropologist and psychotherapeutic school counsellor by training, Yusuf is keen to explore the critical place of values education, Islamic psychology, and Islamic educational philosophy, within the delivery of pastoral care at schools in contemporary Britain.

Yusuf currently lives in the Midlands with his family and works as a Faith & Character Education Lead at one of Star Academies’ faith schools. He is also a teaching fellow at Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicestershire. Outside of work and studies, he enjoys: spending time with his family and friends, traveling, hiking and playing pool.

Supervisors

Nigel Fancourt and Terence Lovat

Having started at Oxford for an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Theology in 2018, Anna continued her studies with a PGCE (Religious Education), MSc (Higher Education) and now a DPhil. My research explores the use of religious scripture as a primary text in Religious Education classrooms.

MSc Dissertation: FE and HE or FE versus HE: an analysis of perspectives from college and university leaders in England

 

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Liam Guilfoyle

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Yunfei Ma is a doctoral student in the Department of Education conducting research in the field of international higher education.

Following his B.A. (First Class) at the University of Durham, Yunfei was awarded with MSc (Distinction) from the Department of Education, University of Oxford prior to his DPhil studies. He has also worked as a research assistant on the project Transnational academic mobility to global south: an exploratory study of international faculty in China.

Yunfei’s DPhil research focuses on global academic publishing and its relationship with knowledge formation, codification and dissemination. His research interest primarily lies in the geo-politics of knowledge production, global epistemic governance, China’s Humanities and Social Sciences research, and the philosophy of power.

Supervisors

Ariel Lindorff and Xin Xu

Sarah has a background in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management and Rural Community Development.

She has been working for the past 8 years in the sustainable development sector. Aware of the importance of educating students about biodiversity, natural resources, and environmental issues to promote the sustainability of the environment and our societies, Sarah is currently conducting her DPhil in environmental education. She will be assessing the integration of environmental education in the Lebanese curriculum, assessing the status of students’ environmental awareness, and identifying ways to enhance environmental education via the Threshold Concepts framework and via partnerships between the developmental and educational sectors.

 

Supervisors

Jenny Wynn and Steve Puttick

 

Publications

  • Karam, S., Kreidy, C., Bechara, N., Bou Harb, C., Abu Nasr, Y., and Hamadeh, S. (2022) Promoting Innovative Alternatives – The Urban Oasis Case Study, The Blessed Tree Magazine November 2022
  • Abi Said M., Bou Shroush J., Karam S., Shaib H. 2022. Intestinal parasites of Apodemus mystacinus along altitudinal stratification of Ibrahim River – Mount Lebanon. Annals of Parasitology, 68(2): 227-239.
  • Karam, S., Martiniello, G., Chalak, A., Abi-Said, M., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2021). Biosphere Reserves in Lebanon: Rifts between Conservation Discourse and Practice. Sustainability, 13(22), 12411.
  • Tawk, S. T., Chedid, M., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2019). Challenges and Sustainability of Wheat Production in a Levantine Breadbasket. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development8(4), 1-17.‏
  • Chedid, M., Tawk, S. T., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2018). The Lebanese Kishk: A Traditional Dairy Product in a Changing Local Food System. Journal of Food Research, 7: 16.
  • Abi-Said, M.R. and S. Karam. 2017. Morphological, cranial study and habitat preference of Mus macedonicus (Petrov & Ruzic, 1983) (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Lebanon. Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences 10(4): 235-237.
  • Karam, S. & Issa, D. (2015). Évaluation de la biodiversité sur deux sections du LMT. The Magazine of the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association, 4.

Robin’s research is broadly concerned with the lived, experiences and identities of genderqueer+ youth in the Czech Republic. In his research, he aims not only to understand genderqueer+ youth’s experiences, but he strives to feed into ongoing Czech trans and genderqueer+ activism and advocacy through collaboration with local youth activist collectives.

As the queerness of Robin’s research reflects his own queerness, he also seeks to queer academia and research by challenging conventional means of doing research and hegemonic forms of knowledge.

Supervisors

David Mills and Velda Elliott

Pat is the Deputy Chief Executive of a large College Group.

A qualified accountant, she is accountable to the Corporation Board for the Group’s Estate, sustainability and for maintaining the Group’s outstanding financial health grade. Her specialisms include Leadership and Management, Identification and Application of Funding Streams as well as leading the Group in new acquisitions, ventures and developments. Pat is using her vast experience of public sector finances to explore the intersection of accounting, leadership and purpose.

Supervisors

James Robson and Ariel Lindorff

Yusuf completed his Qur’ān memorization in the UK in 2010 and then undertook his Qur’ānic & Arabic language studies in Alexandria, Egypt, in 2011 and subsequently received an Ijāzah (a traditional form of permission to transmit classical knowledge) which qualified him to teach the recitation of the Holy Qur’ān.

Between 2012 – 2017, Yusuf was engaged with his undergraduate studies in London whilst working as a peripatetic classroom teacher in Berkshire. In 2016, Yusuf trained as a psychotherapeutic school counsellor at the Tavistock & Portman Clinic (NHS), London, and then he graduated with a BEd in Working with children: Education & Wellbeing (First Class Hons.) and Psychology for Education Professionals (Merit) from UCL (Institute of Education) & Birkbeck University of London, respectively, in 2017.

In 2019, Yusuf received a scholarship of academic excellence which allowed him to complete an MSc in Anthropology of Childhood, Youth & Education  (Distinction) at Brunel University, London. His research focused on an ethnographic study of Qurānic memorization in the UK.

Between 2020 – 2023 Yusuf spent three years as an Islamic Studies teacher in the UAE whereby he completed his NPQLT with UCL (Institute of Education). Meanwhile, parallel to his work in the classroom, he also worked alongside a UK-based NGO on international educational development programmes in the regions of West Africa and The Levant, contributing on teacher training and curriculum development for Islamic Studies.

In 2023, Yusuf completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Psychology with Cambridge Muslim College (CMC). His studies at CMC allowed him to examine the epistemological, scientific, and social transformations that gave birth to modern subjectivity and the concomitant development of modern psychology. He also focused on developing the necessary theoretical knowledge of the classical Islamic approaches to the ‘science of the soul’ or psychology by rigorously exploring classical sources in the three areas of: philosophy/theology, spirituality, law & ethics, and spiritual and physical medicine.

As an Islamic educational anthropologist and psychotherapeutic school counsellor by training, Yusuf is keen to explore the critical place of values education, Islamic psychology, and Islamic educational philosophy, within the delivery of pastoral care at schools in contemporary Britain.

Yusuf currently lives in the Midlands with his family and works as a Faith & Character Education Lead at one of Star Academies’ faith schools. He is also a teaching fellow at Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicestershire. Outside of work and studies, he enjoys: spending time with his family and friends, traveling, hiking and playing pool.

Supervisors

Nigel Fancourt and Terence Lovat

Having started at Oxford for an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Theology in 2018, Anna continued her studies with a PGCE (Religious Education), MSc (Higher Education) and now a DPhil. My research explores the use of religious scripture as a primary text in Religious Education classrooms.

MSc Dissertation: FE and HE or FE versus HE: an analysis of perspectives from college and university leaders in England

 

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Liam Guilfoyle

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Yunfei Ma is a doctoral student in the Department of Education conducting research in the field of international higher education.

Following his B.A. (First Class) at the University of Durham, Yunfei was awarded with MSc (Distinction) from the Department of Education, University of Oxford prior to his DPhil studies. He has also worked as a research assistant on the project Transnational academic mobility to global south: an exploratory study of international faculty in China.

Yunfei’s DPhil research focuses on global academic publishing and its relationship with knowledge formation, codification and dissemination. His research interest primarily lies in the geo-politics of knowledge production, global epistemic governance, China’s Humanities and Social Sciences research, and the philosophy of power.

Supervisors

Ariel Lindorff and Xin Xu

Sarah has a background in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management and Rural Community Development.

She has been working for the past 8 years in the sustainable development sector. Aware of the importance of educating students about biodiversity, natural resources, and environmental issues to promote the sustainability of the environment and our societies, Sarah is currently conducting her DPhil in environmental education. She will be assessing the integration of environmental education in the Lebanese curriculum, assessing the status of students’ environmental awareness, and identifying ways to enhance environmental education via the Threshold Concepts framework and via partnerships between the developmental and educational sectors.

 

Supervisors

Jenny Wynn and Steve Puttick

 

Publications

  • Karam, S., Kreidy, C., Bechara, N., Bou Harb, C., Abu Nasr, Y., and Hamadeh, S. (2022) Promoting Innovative Alternatives – The Urban Oasis Case Study, The Blessed Tree Magazine November 2022
  • Abi Said M., Bou Shroush J., Karam S., Shaib H. 2022. Intestinal parasites of Apodemus mystacinus along altitudinal stratification of Ibrahim River – Mount Lebanon. Annals of Parasitology, 68(2): 227-239.
  • Karam, S., Martiniello, G., Chalak, A., Abi-Said, M., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2021). Biosphere Reserves in Lebanon: Rifts between Conservation Discourse and Practice. Sustainability, 13(22), 12411.
  • Tawk, S. T., Chedid, M., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2019). Challenges and Sustainability of Wheat Production in a Levantine Breadbasket. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development8(4), 1-17.‏
  • Chedid, M., Tawk, S. T., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2018). The Lebanese Kishk: A Traditional Dairy Product in a Changing Local Food System. Journal of Food Research, 7: 16.
  • Abi-Said, M.R. and S. Karam. 2017. Morphological, cranial study and habitat preference of Mus macedonicus (Petrov & Ruzic, 1983) (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Lebanon. Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences 10(4): 235-237.
  • Karam, S. & Issa, D. (2015). Évaluation de la biodiversité sur deux sections du LMT. The Magazine of the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association, 4.

Robin’s research is broadly concerned with the lived, experiences and identities of genderqueer+ youth in the Czech Republic. In his research, he aims not only to understand genderqueer+ youth’s experiences, but he strives to feed into ongoing Czech trans and genderqueer+ activism and advocacy through collaboration with local youth activist collectives.

As the queerness of Robin’s research reflects his own queerness, he also seeks to queer academia and research by challenging conventional means of doing research and hegemonic forms of knowledge.

Supervisors

David Mills and Velda Elliott

Pat is the Deputy Chief Executive of a large College Group.

A qualified accountant, she is accountable to the Corporation Board for the Group’s Estate, sustainability and for maintaining the Group’s outstanding financial health grade. Her specialisms include Leadership and Management, Identification and Application of Funding Streams as well as leading the Group in new acquisitions, ventures and developments. Pat is using her vast experience of public sector finances to explore the intersection of accounting, leadership and purpose.

Supervisors

James Robson and Ariel Lindorff

Yusuf completed his Qur’ān memorization in the UK in 2010 and then undertook his Qur’ānic & Arabic language studies in Alexandria, Egypt, in 2011 and subsequently received an Ijāzah (a traditional form of permission to transmit classical knowledge) which qualified him to teach the recitation of the Holy Qur’ān.

Between 2012 – 2017, Yusuf was engaged with his undergraduate studies in London whilst working as a peripatetic classroom teacher in Berkshire. In 2016, Yusuf trained as a psychotherapeutic school counsellor at the Tavistock & Portman Clinic (NHS), London, and then he graduated with a BEd in Working with children: Education & Wellbeing (First Class Hons.) and Psychology for Education Professionals (Merit) from UCL (Institute of Education) & Birkbeck University of London, respectively, in 2017.

In 2019, Yusuf received a scholarship of academic excellence which allowed him to complete an MSc in Anthropology of Childhood, Youth & Education  (Distinction) at Brunel University, London. His research focused on an ethnographic study of Qurānic memorization in the UK.

Between 2020 – 2023 Yusuf spent three years as an Islamic Studies teacher in the UAE whereby he completed his NPQLT with UCL (Institute of Education). Meanwhile, parallel to his work in the classroom, he also worked alongside a UK-based NGO on international educational development programmes in the regions of West Africa and The Levant, contributing on teacher training and curriculum development for Islamic Studies.

In 2023, Yusuf completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Psychology with Cambridge Muslim College (CMC). His studies at CMC allowed him to examine the epistemological, scientific, and social transformations that gave birth to modern subjectivity and the concomitant development of modern psychology. He also focused on developing the necessary theoretical knowledge of the classical Islamic approaches to the ‘science of the soul’ or psychology by rigorously exploring classical sources in the three areas of: philosophy/theology, spirituality, law & ethics, and spiritual and physical medicine.

As an Islamic educational anthropologist and psychotherapeutic school counsellor by training, Yusuf is keen to explore the critical place of values education, Islamic psychology, and Islamic educational philosophy, within the delivery of pastoral care at schools in contemporary Britain.

Yusuf currently lives in the Midlands with his family and works as a Faith & Character Education Lead at one of Star Academies’ faith schools. He is also a teaching fellow at Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicestershire. Outside of work and studies, he enjoys: spending time with his family and friends, traveling, hiking and playing pool.

Supervisors

Nigel Fancourt and Terence Lovat

Having started at Oxford for an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Theology in 2018, Anna continued her studies with a PGCE (Religious Education), MSc (Higher Education) and now a DPhil. My research explores the use of religious scripture as a primary text in Religious Education classrooms.

MSc Dissertation: FE and HE or FE versus HE: an analysis of perspectives from college and university leaders in England

 

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Liam Guilfoyle

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Yunfei Ma is a doctoral student in the Department of Education conducting research in the field of international higher education.

Following his B.A. (First Class) at the University of Durham, Yunfei was awarded with MSc (Distinction) from the Department of Education, University of Oxford prior to his DPhil studies. He has also worked as a research assistant on the project Transnational academic mobility to global south: an exploratory study of international faculty in China.

Yunfei’s DPhil research focuses on global academic publishing and its relationship with knowledge formation, codification and dissemination. His research interest primarily lies in the geo-politics of knowledge production, global epistemic governance, China’s Humanities and Social Sciences research, and the philosophy of power.

Supervisors

Ariel Lindorff and Xin Xu

Sarah has a background in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management and Rural Community Development.

She has been working for the past 8 years in the sustainable development sector. Aware of the importance of educating students about biodiversity, natural resources, and environmental issues to promote the sustainability of the environment and our societies, Sarah is currently conducting her DPhil in environmental education. She will be assessing the integration of environmental education in the Lebanese curriculum, assessing the status of students’ environmental awareness, and identifying ways to enhance environmental education via the Threshold Concepts framework and via partnerships between the developmental and educational sectors.

 

Supervisors

Jenny Wynn and Steve Puttick

 

Publications

  • Karam, S., Kreidy, C., Bechara, N., Bou Harb, C., Abu Nasr, Y., and Hamadeh, S. (2022) Promoting Innovative Alternatives – The Urban Oasis Case Study, The Blessed Tree Magazine November 2022
  • Abi Said M., Bou Shroush J., Karam S., Shaib H. 2022. Intestinal parasites of Apodemus mystacinus along altitudinal stratification of Ibrahim River – Mount Lebanon. Annals of Parasitology, 68(2): 227-239.
  • Karam, S., Martiniello, G., Chalak, A., Abi-Said, M., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2021). Biosphere Reserves in Lebanon: Rifts between Conservation Discourse and Practice. Sustainability, 13(22), 12411.
  • Tawk, S. T., Chedid, M., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2019). Challenges and Sustainability of Wheat Production in a Levantine Breadbasket. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development8(4), 1-17.‏
  • Chedid, M., Tawk, S. T., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2018). The Lebanese Kishk: A Traditional Dairy Product in a Changing Local Food System. Journal of Food Research, 7: 16.
  • Abi-Said, M.R. and S. Karam. 2017. Morphological, cranial study and habitat preference of Mus macedonicus (Petrov & Ruzic, 1983) (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Lebanon. Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences 10(4): 235-237.
  • Karam, S. & Issa, D. (2015). Évaluation de la biodiversité sur deux sections du LMT. The Magazine of the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association, 4.

Robin’s research is broadly concerned with the lived, experiences and identities of genderqueer+ youth in the Czech Republic. In his research, he aims not only to understand genderqueer+ youth’s experiences, but he strives to feed into ongoing Czech trans and genderqueer+ activism and advocacy through collaboration with local youth activist collectives.

As the queerness of Robin’s research reflects his own queerness, he also seeks to queer academia and research by challenging conventional means of doing research and hegemonic forms of knowledge.

Supervisors

David Mills and Velda Elliott

Pat is the Deputy Chief Executive of a large College Group.

A qualified accountant, she is accountable to the Corporation Board for the Group’s Estate, sustainability and for maintaining the Group’s outstanding financial health grade. Her specialisms include Leadership and Management, Identification and Application of Funding Streams as well as leading the Group in new acquisitions, ventures and developments. Pat is using her vast experience of public sector finances to explore the intersection of accounting, leadership and purpose.

Supervisors

James Robson and Ariel Lindorff

Yusuf completed his Qur’ān memorization in the UK in 2010 and then undertook his Qur’ānic & Arabic language studies in Alexandria, Egypt, in 2011 and subsequently received an Ijāzah (a traditional form of permission to transmit classical knowledge) which qualified him to teach the recitation of the Holy Qur’ān.

Between 2012 – 2017, Yusuf was engaged with his undergraduate studies in London whilst working as a peripatetic classroom teacher in Berkshire. In 2016, Yusuf trained as a psychotherapeutic school counsellor at the Tavistock & Portman Clinic (NHS), London, and then he graduated with a BEd in Working with children: Education & Wellbeing (First Class Hons.) and Psychology for Education Professionals (Merit) from UCL (Institute of Education) & Birkbeck University of London, respectively, in 2017.

In 2019, Yusuf received a scholarship of academic excellence which allowed him to complete an MSc in Anthropology of Childhood, Youth & Education  (Distinction) at Brunel University, London. His research focused on an ethnographic study of Qurānic memorization in the UK.

Between 2020 – 2023 Yusuf spent three years as an Islamic Studies teacher in the UAE whereby he completed his NPQLT with UCL (Institute of Education). Meanwhile, parallel to his work in the classroom, he also worked alongside a UK-based NGO on international educational development programmes in the regions of West Africa and The Levant, contributing on teacher training and curriculum development for Islamic Studies.

In 2023, Yusuf completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Psychology with Cambridge Muslim College (CMC). His studies at CMC allowed him to examine the epistemological, scientific, and social transformations that gave birth to modern subjectivity and the concomitant development of modern psychology. He also focused on developing the necessary theoretical knowledge of the classical Islamic approaches to the ‘science of the soul’ or psychology by rigorously exploring classical sources in the three areas of: philosophy/theology, spirituality, law & ethics, and spiritual and physical medicine.

As an Islamic educational anthropologist and psychotherapeutic school counsellor by training, Yusuf is keen to explore the critical place of values education, Islamic psychology, and Islamic educational philosophy, within the delivery of pastoral care at schools in contemporary Britain.

Yusuf currently lives in the Midlands with his family and works as a Faith & Character Education Lead at one of Star Academies’ faith schools. He is also a teaching fellow at Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicestershire. Outside of work and studies, he enjoys: spending time with his family and friends, traveling, hiking and playing pool.

Supervisors

Nigel Fancourt and Terence Lovat

Having started at Oxford for an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Theology in 2018, Anna continued her studies with a PGCE (Religious Education), MSc (Higher Education) and now a DPhil. My research explores the use of religious scripture as a primary text in Religious Education classrooms.

MSc Dissertation: FE and HE or FE versus HE: an analysis of perspectives from college and university leaders in England

 

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Liam Guilfoyle

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Yunfei Ma is a doctoral student in the Department of Education conducting research in the field of international higher education.

Following his B.A. (First Class) at the University of Durham, Yunfei was awarded with MSc (Distinction) from the Department of Education, University of Oxford prior to his DPhil studies. He has also worked as a research assistant on the project Transnational academic mobility to global south: an exploratory study of international faculty in China.

Yunfei’s DPhil research focuses on global academic publishing and its relationship with knowledge formation, codification and dissemination. His research interest primarily lies in the geo-politics of knowledge production, global epistemic governance, China’s Humanities and Social Sciences research, and the philosophy of power.

Supervisors

Ariel Lindorff and Xin Xu

Sarah has a background in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management and Rural Community Development.

She has been working for the past 8 years in the sustainable development sector. Aware of the importance of educating students about biodiversity, natural resources, and environmental issues to promote the sustainability of the environment and our societies, Sarah is currently conducting her DPhil in environmental education. She will be assessing the integration of environmental education in the Lebanese curriculum, assessing the status of students’ environmental awareness, and identifying ways to enhance environmental education via the Threshold Concepts framework and via partnerships between the developmental and educational sectors.

 

Supervisors

Jenny Wynn and Steve Puttick

 

Publications

  • Karam, S., Kreidy, C., Bechara, N., Bou Harb, C., Abu Nasr, Y., and Hamadeh, S. (2022) Promoting Innovative Alternatives – The Urban Oasis Case Study, The Blessed Tree Magazine November 2022
  • Abi Said M., Bou Shroush J., Karam S., Shaib H. 2022. Intestinal parasites of Apodemus mystacinus along altitudinal stratification of Ibrahim River – Mount Lebanon. Annals of Parasitology, 68(2): 227-239.
  • Karam, S., Martiniello, G., Chalak, A., Abi-Said, M., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2021). Biosphere Reserves in Lebanon: Rifts between Conservation Discourse and Practice. Sustainability, 13(22), 12411.
  • Tawk, S. T., Chedid, M., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2019). Challenges and Sustainability of Wheat Production in a Levantine Breadbasket. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development8(4), 1-17.‏
  • Chedid, M., Tawk, S. T., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2018). The Lebanese Kishk: A Traditional Dairy Product in a Changing Local Food System. Journal of Food Research, 7: 16.
  • Abi-Said, M.R. and S. Karam. 2017. Morphological, cranial study and habitat preference of Mus macedonicus (Petrov & Ruzic, 1983) (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Lebanon. Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences 10(4): 235-237.
  • Karam, S. & Issa, D. (2015). Évaluation de la biodiversité sur deux sections du LMT. The Magazine of the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association, 4.

Robin’s research is broadly concerned with the lived, experiences and identities of genderqueer+ youth in the Czech Republic. In his research, he aims not only to understand genderqueer+ youth’s experiences, but he strives to feed into ongoing Czech trans and genderqueer+ activism and advocacy through collaboration with local youth activist collectives.

As the queerness of Robin’s research reflects his own queerness, he also seeks to queer academia and research by challenging conventional means of doing research and hegemonic forms of knowledge.

Supervisors

David Mills and Velda Elliott

Pat is the Deputy Chief Executive of a large College Group.

A qualified accountant, she is accountable to the Corporation Board for the Group’s Estate, sustainability and for maintaining the Group’s outstanding financial health grade. Her specialisms include Leadership and Management, Identification and Application of Funding Streams as well as leading the Group in new acquisitions, ventures and developments. Pat is using her vast experience of public sector finances to explore the intersection of accounting, leadership and purpose.

Supervisors

James Robson and Ariel Lindorff

Yusuf completed his Qur’ān memorization in the UK in 2010 and then undertook his Qur’ānic & Arabic language studies in Alexandria, Egypt, in 2011 and subsequently received an Ijāzah (a traditional form of permission to transmit classical knowledge) which qualified him to teach the recitation of the Holy Qur’ān.

Between 2012 – 2017, Yusuf was engaged with his undergraduate studies in London whilst working as a peripatetic classroom teacher in Berkshire. In 2016, Yusuf trained as a psychotherapeutic school counsellor at the Tavistock & Portman Clinic (NHS), London, and then he graduated with a BEd in Working with children: Education & Wellbeing (First Class Hons.) and Psychology for Education Professionals (Merit) from UCL (Institute of Education) & Birkbeck University of London, respectively, in 2017.

In 2019, Yusuf received a scholarship of academic excellence which allowed him to complete an MSc in Anthropology of Childhood, Youth & Education  (Distinction) at Brunel University, London. His research focused on an ethnographic study of Qurānic memorization in the UK.

Between 2020 – 2023 Yusuf spent three years as an Islamic Studies teacher in the UAE whereby he completed his NPQLT with UCL (Institute of Education). Meanwhile, parallel to his work in the classroom, he also worked alongside a UK-based NGO on international educational development programmes in the regions of West Africa and The Levant, contributing on teacher training and curriculum development for Islamic Studies.

In 2023, Yusuf completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Psychology with Cambridge Muslim College (CMC). His studies at CMC allowed him to examine the epistemological, scientific, and social transformations that gave birth to modern subjectivity and the concomitant development of modern psychology. He also focused on developing the necessary theoretical knowledge of the classical Islamic approaches to the ‘science of the soul’ or psychology by rigorously exploring classical sources in the three areas of: philosophy/theology, spirituality, law & ethics, and spiritual and physical medicine.

As an Islamic educational anthropologist and psychotherapeutic school counsellor by training, Yusuf is keen to explore the critical place of values education, Islamic psychology, and Islamic educational philosophy, within the delivery of pastoral care at schools in contemporary Britain.

Yusuf currently lives in the Midlands with his family and works as a Faith & Character Education Lead at one of Star Academies’ faith schools. He is also a teaching fellow at Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicestershire. Outside of work and studies, he enjoys: spending time with his family and friends, traveling, hiking and playing pool.

Supervisors

Nigel Fancourt and Terence Lovat

Having started at Oxford for an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Theology in 2018, Anna continued her studies with a PGCE (Religious Education), MSc (Higher Education) and now a DPhil. My research explores the use of religious scripture as a primary text in Religious Education classrooms.

MSc Dissertation: FE and HE or FE versus HE: an analysis of perspectives from college and university leaders in England

 

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Liam Guilfoyle

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Yunfei Ma is a doctoral student in the Department of Education conducting research in the field of international higher education.

Following his B.A. (First Class) at the University of Durham, Yunfei was awarded with MSc (Distinction) from the Department of Education, University of Oxford prior to his DPhil studies. He has also worked as a research assistant on the project Transnational academic mobility to global south: an exploratory study of international faculty in China.

Yunfei’s DPhil research focuses on global academic publishing and its relationship with knowledge formation, codification and dissemination. His research interest primarily lies in the geo-politics of knowledge production, global epistemic governance, China’s Humanities and Social Sciences research, and the philosophy of power.

Supervisors

Ariel Lindorff and Xin Xu

Sarah has a background in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management and Rural Community Development.

She has been working for the past 8 years in the sustainable development sector. Aware of the importance of educating students about biodiversity, natural resources, and environmental issues to promote the sustainability of the environment and our societies, Sarah is currently conducting her DPhil in environmental education. She will be assessing the integration of environmental education in the Lebanese curriculum, assessing the status of students’ environmental awareness, and identifying ways to enhance environmental education via the Threshold Concepts framework and via partnerships between the developmental and educational sectors.

 

Supervisors

Jenny Wynn and Steve Puttick

 

Publications

  • Karam, S., Kreidy, C., Bechara, N., Bou Harb, C., Abu Nasr, Y., and Hamadeh, S. (2022) Promoting Innovative Alternatives – The Urban Oasis Case Study, The Blessed Tree Magazine November 2022
  • Abi Said M., Bou Shroush J., Karam S., Shaib H. 2022. Intestinal parasites of Apodemus mystacinus along altitudinal stratification of Ibrahim River – Mount Lebanon. Annals of Parasitology, 68(2): 227-239.
  • Karam, S., Martiniello, G., Chalak, A., Abi-Said, M., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2021). Biosphere Reserves in Lebanon: Rifts between Conservation Discourse and Practice. Sustainability, 13(22), 12411.
  • Tawk, S. T., Chedid, M., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2019). Challenges and Sustainability of Wheat Production in a Levantine Breadbasket. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development8(4), 1-17.‏
  • Chedid, M., Tawk, S. T., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2018). The Lebanese Kishk: A Traditional Dairy Product in a Changing Local Food System. Journal of Food Research, 7: 16.
  • Abi-Said, M.R. and S. Karam. 2017. Morphological, cranial study and habitat preference of Mus macedonicus (Petrov & Ruzic, 1983) (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Lebanon. Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences 10(4): 235-237.
  • Karam, S. & Issa, D. (2015). Évaluation de la biodiversité sur deux sections du LMT. The Magazine of the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association, 4.

Robin’s research is broadly concerned with the lived, experiences and identities of genderqueer+ youth in the Czech Republic. In his research, he aims not only to understand genderqueer+ youth’s experiences, but he strives to feed into ongoing Czech trans and genderqueer+ activism and advocacy through collaboration with local youth activist collectives.

As the queerness of Robin’s research reflects his own queerness, he also seeks to queer academia and research by challenging conventional means of doing research and hegemonic forms of knowledge.

Supervisors

David Mills and Velda Elliott

Pat is the Deputy Chief Executive of a large College Group.

A qualified accountant, she is accountable to the Corporation Board for the Group’s Estate, sustainability and for maintaining the Group’s outstanding financial health grade. Her specialisms include Leadership and Management, Identification and Application of Funding Streams as well as leading the Group in new acquisitions, ventures and developments. Pat is using her vast experience of public sector finances to explore the intersection of accounting, leadership and purpose.

Supervisors

James Robson and Ariel Lindorff

Yusuf completed his Qur’ān memorization in the UK in 2010 and then undertook his Qur’ānic & Arabic language studies in Alexandria, Egypt, in 2011 and subsequently received an Ijāzah (a traditional form of permission to transmit classical knowledge) which qualified him to teach the recitation of the Holy Qur’ān.

Between 2012 – 2017, Yusuf was engaged with his undergraduate studies in London whilst working as a peripatetic classroom teacher in Berkshire. In 2016, Yusuf trained as a psychotherapeutic school counsellor at the Tavistock & Portman Clinic (NHS), London, and then he graduated with a BEd in Working with children: Education & Wellbeing (First Class Hons.) and Psychology for Education Professionals (Merit) from UCL (Institute of Education) & Birkbeck University of London, respectively, in 2017.

In 2019, Yusuf received a scholarship of academic excellence which allowed him to complete an MSc in Anthropology of Childhood, Youth & Education  (Distinction) at Brunel University, London. His research focused on an ethnographic study of Qurānic memorization in the UK.

Between 2020 – 2023 Yusuf spent three years as an Islamic Studies teacher in the UAE whereby he completed his NPQLT with UCL (Institute of Education). Meanwhile, parallel to his work in the classroom, he also worked alongside a UK-based NGO on international educational development programmes in the regions of West Africa and The Levant, contributing on teacher training and curriculum development for Islamic Studies.

In 2023, Yusuf completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Psychology with Cambridge Muslim College (CMC). His studies at CMC allowed him to examine the epistemological, scientific, and social transformations that gave birth to modern subjectivity and the concomitant development of modern psychology. He also focused on developing the necessary theoretical knowledge of the classical Islamic approaches to the ‘science of the soul’ or psychology by rigorously exploring classical sources in the three areas of: philosophy/theology, spirituality, law & ethics, and spiritual and physical medicine.

As an Islamic educational anthropologist and psychotherapeutic school counsellor by training, Yusuf is keen to explore the critical place of values education, Islamic psychology, and Islamic educational philosophy, within the delivery of pastoral care at schools in contemporary Britain.

Yusuf currently lives in the Midlands with his family and works as a Faith & Character Education Lead at one of Star Academies’ faith schools. He is also a teaching fellow at Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicestershire. Outside of work and studies, he enjoys: spending time with his family and friends, traveling, hiking and playing pool.

Supervisors

Nigel Fancourt and Terence Lovat

Having started at Oxford for an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Theology in 2018, Anna continued her studies with a PGCE (Religious Education), MSc (Higher Education) and now a DPhil. My research explores the use of religious scripture as a primary text in Religious Education classrooms.

MSc Dissertation: FE and HE or FE versus HE: an analysis of perspectives from college and university leaders in England

 

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Liam Guilfoyle

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Yunfei Ma is a doctoral student in the Department of Education conducting research in the field of international higher education.

Following his B.A. (First Class) at the University of Durham, Yunfei was awarded with MSc (Distinction) from the Department of Education, University of Oxford prior to his DPhil studies. He has also worked as a research assistant on the project Transnational academic mobility to global south: an exploratory study of international faculty in China.

Yunfei’s DPhil research focuses on global academic publishing and its relationship with knowledge formation, codification and dissemination. His research interest primarily lies in the geo-politics of knowledge production, global epistemic governance, China’s Humanities and Social Sciences research, and the philosophy of power.

Supervisors

Ariel Lindorff and Xin Xu

Sarah has a background in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management and Rural Community Development.

She has been working for the past 8 years in the sustainable development sector. Aware of the importance of educating students about biodiversity, natural resources, and environmental issues to promote the sustainability of the environment and our societies, Sarah is currently conducting her DPhil in environmental education. She will be assessing the integration of environmental education in the Lebanese curriculum, assessing the status of students’ environmental awareness, and identifying ways to enhance environmental education via the Threshold Concepts framework and via partnerships between the developmental and educational sectors.

 

Supervisors

Jenny Wynn and Steve Puttick

 

Publications

  • Karam, S., Kreidy, C., Bechara, N., Bou Harb, C., Abu Nasr, Y., and Hamadeh, S. (2022) Promoting Innovative Alternatives – The Urban Oasis Case Study, The Blessed Tree Magazine November 2022
  • Abi Said M., Bou Shroush J., Karam S., Shaib H. 2022. Intestinal parasites of Apodemus mystacinus along altitudinal stratification of Ibrahim River – Mount Lebanon. Annals of Parasitology, 68(2): 227-239.
  • Karam, S., Martiniello, G., Chalak, A., Abi-Said, M., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2021). Biosphere Reserves in Lebanon: Rifts between Conservation Discourse and Practice. Sustainability, 13(22), 12411.
  • Tawk, S. T., Chedid, M., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2019). Challenges and Sustainability of Wheat Production in a Levantine Breadbasket. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development8(4), 1-17.‏
  • Chedid, M., Tawk, S. T., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2018). The Lebanese Kishk: A Traditional Dairy Product in a Changing Local Food System. Journal of Food Research, 7: 16.
  • Abi-Said, M.R. and S. Karam. 2017. Morphological, cranial study and habitat preference of Mus macedonicus (Petrov & Ruzic, 1983) (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Lebanon. Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences 10(4): 235-237.
  • Karam, S. & Issa, D. (2015). Évaluation de la biodiversité sur deux sections du LMT. The Magazine of the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association, 4.

Robin’s research is broadly concerned with the lived, experiences and identities of genderqueer+ youth in the Czech Republic. In his research, he aims not only to understand genderqueer+ youth’s experiences, but he strives to feed into ongoing Czech trans and genderqueer+ activism and advocacy through collaboration with local youth activist collectives.

As the queerness of Robin’s research reflects his own queerness, he also seeks to queer academia and research by challenging conventional means of doing research and hegemonic forms of knowledge.

Supervisors

David Mills and Velda Elliott

Pat is the Deputy Chief Executive of a large College Group.

A qualified accountant, she is accountable to the Corporation Board for the Group’s Estate, sustainability and for maintaining the Group’s outstanding financial health grade. Her specialisms include Leadership and Management, Identification and Application of Funding Streams as well as leading the Group in new acquisitions, ventures and developments. Pat is using her vast experience of public sector finances to explore the intersection of accounting, leadership and purpose.

Supervisors

James Robson and Ariel Lindorff

Yusuf completed his Qur’ān memorization in the UK in 2010 and then undertook his Qur’ānic & Arabic language studies in Alexandria, Egypt, in 2011 and subsequently received an Ijāzah (a traditional form of permission to transmit classical knowledge) which qualified him to teach the recitation of the Holy Qur’ān.

Between 2012 – 2017, Yusuf was engaged with his undergraduate studies in London whilst working as a peripatetic classroom teacher in Berkshire. In 2016, Yusuf trained as a psychotherapeutic school counsellor at the Tavistock & Portman Clinic (NHS), London, and then he graduated with a BEd in Working with children: Education & Wellbeing (First Class Hons.) and Psychology for Education Professionals (Merit) from UCL (Institute of Education) & Birkbeck University of London, respectively, in 2017.

In 2019, Yusuf received a scholarship of academic excellence which allowed him to complete an MSc in Anthropology of Childhood, Youth & Education  (Distinction) at Brunel University, London. His research focused on an ethnographic study of Qurānic memorization in the UK.

Between 2020 – 2023 Yusuf spent three years as an Islamic Studies teacher in the UAE whereby he completed his NPQLT with UCL (Institute of Education). Meanwhile, parallel to his work in the classroom, he also worked alongside a UK-based NGO on international educational development programmes in the regions of West Africa and The Levant, contributing on teacher training and curriculum development for Islamic Studies.

In 2023, Yusuf completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Psychology with Cambridge Muslim College (CMC). His studies at CMC allowed him to examine the epistemological, scientific, and social transformations that gave birth to modern subjectivity and the concomitant development of modern psychology. He also focused on developing the necessary theoretical knowledge of the classical Islamic approaches to the ‘science of the soul’ or psychology by rigorously exploring classical sources in the three areas of: philosophy/theology, spirituality, law & ethics, and spiritual and physical medicine.

As an Islamic educational anthropologist and psychotherapeutic school counsellor by training, Yusuf is keen to explore the critical place of values education, Islamic psychology, and Islamic educational philosophy, within the delivery of pastoral care at schools in contemporary Britain.

Yusuf currently lives in the Midlands with his family and works as a Faith & Character Education Lead at one of Star Academies’ faith schools. He is also a teaching fellow at Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicestershire. Outside of work and studies, he enjoys: spending time with his family and friends, traveling, hiking and playing pool.

Supervisors

Nigel Fancourt and Terence Lovat

Having started at Oxford for an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Theology in 2018, Anna continued her studies with a PGCE (Religious Education), MSc (Higher Education) and now a DPhil. My research explores the use of religious scripture as a primary text in Religious Education classrooms.

MSc Dissertation: FE and HE or FE versus HE: an analysis of perspectives from college and university leaders in England

 

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Liam Guilfoyle

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Yunfei Ma is a doctoral student in the Department of Education conducting research in the field of international higher education.

Following his B.A. (First Class) at the University of Durham, Yunfei was awarded with MSc (Distinction) from the Department of Education, University of Oxford prior to his DPhil studies. He has also worked as a research assistant on the project Transnational academic mobility to global south: an exploratory study of international faculty in China.

Yunfei’s DPhil research focuses on global academic publishing and its relationship with knowledge formation, codification and dissemination. His research interest primarily lies in the geo-politics of knowledge production, global epistemic governance, China’s Humanities and Social Sciences research, and the philosophy of power.

Supervisors

Ariel Lindorff and Xin Xu

Sarah has a background in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management and Rural Community Development.

She has been working for the past 8 years in the sustainable development sector. Aware of the importance of educating students about biodiversity, natural resources, and environmental issues to promote the sustainability of the environment and our societies, Sarah is currently conducting her DPhil in environmental education. She will be assessing the integration of environmental education in the Lebanese curriculum, assessing the status of students’ environmental awareness, and identifying ways to enhance environmental education via the Threshold Concepts framework and via partnerships between the developmental and educational sectors.

 

Supervisors

Jenny Wynn and Steve Puttick

 

Publications

  • Karam, S., Kreidy, C., Bechara, N., Bou Harb, C., Abu Nasr, Y., and Hamadeh, S. (2022) Promoting Innovative Alternatives – The Urban Oasis Case Study, The Blessed Tree Magazine November 2022
  • Abi Said M., Bou Shroush J., Karam S., Shaib H. 2022. Intestinal parasites of Apodemus mystacinus along altitudinal stratification of Ibrahim River – Mount Lebanon. Annals of Parasitology, 68(2): 227-239.
  • Karam, S., Martiniello, G., Chalak, A., Abi-Said, M., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2021). Biosphere Reserves in Lebanon: Rifts between Conservation Discourse and Practice. Sustainability, 13(22), 12411.
  • Tawk, S. T., Chedid, M., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2019). Challenges and Sustainability of Wheat Production in a Levantine Breadbasket. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development8(4), 1-17.‏
  • Chedid, M., Tawk, S. T., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2018). The Lebanese Kishk: A Traditional Dairy Product in a Changing Local Food System. Journal of Food Research, 7: 16.
  • Abi-Said, M.R. and S. Karam. 2017. Morphological, cranial study and habitat preference of Mus macedonicus (Petrov & Ruzic, 1983) (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Lebanon. Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences 10(4): 235-237.
  • Karam, S. & Issa, D. (2015). Évaluation de la biodiversité sur deux sections du LMT. The Magazine of the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association, 4.

Robin’s research is broadly concerned with the lived, experiences and identities of genderqueer+ youth in the Czech Republic. In his research, he aims not only to understand genderqueer+ youth’s experiences, but he strives to feed into ongoing Czech trans and genderqueer+ activism and advocacy through collaboration with local youth activist collectives.

As the queerness of Robin’s research reflects his own queerness, he also seeks to queer academia and research by challenging conventional means of doing research and hegemonic forms of knowledge.

Supervisors

David Mills and Velda Elliott

Pat is the Deputy Chief Executive of a large College Group.

A qualified accountant, she is accountable to the Corporation Board for the Group’s Estate, sustainability and for maintaining the Group’s outstanding financial health grade. Her specialisms include Leadership and Management, Identification and Application of Funding Streams as well as leading the Group in new acquisitions, ventures and developments. Pat is using her vast experience of public sector finances to explore the intersection of accounting, leadership and purpose.

Supervisors

James Robson and Ariel Lindorff

Yusuf completed his Qur’ān memorization in the UK in 2010 and then undertook his Qur’ānic & Arabic language studies in Alexandria, Egypt, in 2011 and subsequently received an Ijāzah (a traditional form of permission to transmit classical knowledge) which qualified him to teach the recitation of the Holy Qur’ān.

Between 2012 – 2017, Yusuf was engaged with his undergraduate studies in London whilst working as a peripatetic classroom teacher in Berkshire. In 2016, Yusuf trained as a psychotherapeutic school counsellor at the Tavistock & Portman Clinic (NHS), London, and then he graduated with a BEd in Working with children: Education & Wellbeing (First Class Hons.) and Psychology for Education Professionals (Merit) from UCL (Institute of Education) & Birkbeck University of London, respectively, in 2017.

In 2019, Yusuf received a scholarship of academic excellence which allowed him to complete an MSc in Anthropology of Childhood, Youth & Education  (Distinction) at Brunel University, London. His research focused on an ethnographic study of Qurānic memorization in the UK.

Between 2020 – 2023 Yusuf spent three years as an Islamic Studies teacher in the UAE whereby he completed his NPQLT with UCL (Institute of Education). Meanwhile, parallel to his work in the classroom, he also worked alongside a UK-based NGO on international educational development programmes in the regions of West Africa and The Levant, contributing on teacher training and curriculum development for Islamic Studies.

In 2023, Yusuf completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Psychology with Cambridge Muslim College (CMC). His studies at CMC allowed him to examine the epistemological, scientific, and social transformations that gave birth to modern subjectivity and the concomitant development of modern psychology. He also focused on developing the necessary theoretical knowledge of the classical Islamic approaches to the ‘science of the soul’ or psychology by rigorously exploring classical sources in the three areas of: philosophy/theology, spirituality, law & ethics, and spiritual and physical medicine.

As an Islamic educational anthropologist and psychotherapeutic school counsellor by training, Yusuf is keen to explore the critical place of values education, Islamic psychology, and Islamic educational philosophy, within the delivery of pastoral care at schools in contemporary Britain.

Yusuf currently lives in the Midlands with his family and works as a Faith & Character Education Lead at one of Star Academies’ faith schools. He is also a teaching fellow at Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicestershire. Outside of work and studies, he enjoys: spending time with his family and friends, traveling, hiking and playing pool.

Supervisors

Nigel Fancourt and Terence Lovat

Having started at Oxford for an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Theology in 2018, Anna continued her studies with a PGCE (Religious Education), MSc (Higher Education) and now a DPhil. My research explores the use of religious scripture as a primary text in Religious Education classrooms.

MSc Dissertation: FE and HE or FE versus HE: an analysis of perspectives from college and university leaders in England

 

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Liam Guilfoyle

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Yunfei Ma is a doctoral student in the Department of Education conducting research in the field of international higher education.

Following his B.A. (First Class) at the University of Durham, Yunfei was awarded with MSc (Distinction) from the Department of Education, University of Oxford prior to his DPhil studies. He has also worked as a research assistant on the project Transnational academic mobility to global south: an exploratory study of international faculty in China.

Yunfei’s DPhil research focuses on global academic publishing and its relationship with knowledge formation, codification and dissemination. His research interest primarily lies in the geo-politics of knowledge production, global epistemic governance, China’s Humanities and Social Sciences research, and the philosophy of power.

Supervisors

Ariel Lindorff and Xin Xu

Sarah has a background in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management and Rural Community Development.

She has been working for the past 8 years in the sustainable development sector. Aware of the importance of educating students about biodiversity, natural resources, and environmental issues to promote the sustainability of the environment and our societies, Sarah is currently conducting her DPhil in environmental education. She will be assessing the integration of environmental education in the Lebanese curriculum, assessing the status of students’ environmental awareness, and identifying ways to enhance environmental education via the Threshold Concepts framework and via partnerships between the developmental and educational sectors.

 

Supervisors

Jenny Wynn and Steve Puttick

 

Publications

  • Karam, S., Kreidy, C., Bechara, N., Bou Harb, C., Abu Nasr, Y., and Hamadeh, S. (2022) Promoting Innovative Alternatives – The Urban Oasis Case Study, The Blessed Tree Magazine November 2022
  • Abi Said M., Bou Shroush J., Karam S., Shaib H. 2022. Intestinal parasites of Apodemus mystacinus along altitudinal stratification of Ibrahim River – Mount Lebanon. Annals of Parasitology, 68(2): 227-239.
  • Karam, S., Martiniello, G., Chalak, A., Abi-Said, M., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2021). Biosphere Reserves in Lebanon: Rifts between Conservation Discourse and Practice. Sustainability, 13(22), 12411.
  • Tawk, S. T., Chedid, M., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2019). Challenges and Sustainability of Wheat Production in a Levantine Breadbasket. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development8(4), 1-17.‏
  • Chedid, M., Tawk, S. T., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2018). The Lebanese Kishk: A Traditional Dairy Product in a Changing Local Food System. Journal of Food Research, 7: 16.
  • Abi-Said, M.R. and S. Karam. 2017. Morphological, cranial study and habitat preference of Mus macedonicus (Petrov & Ruzic, 1983) (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Lebanon. Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences 10(4): 235-237.
  • Karam, S. & Issa, D. (2015). Évaluation de la biodiversité sur deux sections du LMT. The Magazine of the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association, 4.

Robin’s research is broadly concerned with the lived, experiences and identities of genderqueer+ youth in the Czech Republic. In his research, he aims not only to understand genderqueer+ youth’s experiences, but he strives to feed into ongoing Czech trans and genderqueer+ activism and advocacy through collaboration with local youth activist collectives.

As the queerness of Robin’s research reflects his own queerness, he also seeks to queer academia and research by challenging conventional means of doing research and hegemonic forms of knowledge.

Supervisors

David Mills and Velda Elliott

Pat is the Deputy Chief Executive of a large College Group.

A qualified accountant, she is accountable to the Corporation Board for the Group’s Estate, sustainability and for maintaining the Group’s outstanding financial health grade. Her specialisms include Leadership and Management, Identification and Application of Funding Streams as well as leading the Group in new acquisitions, ventures and developments. Pat is using her vast experience of public sector finances to explore the intersection of accounting, leadership and purpose.

Supervisors

James Robson and Ariel Lindorff

Yusuf completed his Qur’ān memorization in the UK in 2010 and then undertook his Qur’ānic & Arabic language studies in Alexandria, Egypt, in 2011 and subsequently received an Ijāzah (a traditional form of permission to transmit classical knowledge) which qualified him to teach the recitation of the Holy Qur’ān.

Between 2012 – 2017, Yusuf was engaged with his undergraduate studies in London whilst working as a peripatetic classroom teacher in Berkshire. In 2016, Yusuf trained as a psychotherapeutic school counsellor at the Tavistock & Portman Clinic (NHS), London, and then he graduated with a BEd in Working with children: Education & Wellbeing (First Class Hons.) and Psychology for Education Professionals (Merit) from UCL (Institute of Education) & Birkbeck University of London, respectively, in 2017.

In 2019, Yusuf received a scholarship of academic excellence which allowed him to complete an MSc in Anthropology of Childhood, Youth & Education  (Distinction) at Brunel University, London. His research focused on an ethnographic study of Qurānic memorization in the UK.

Between 2020 – 2023 Yusuf spent three years as an Islamic Studies teacher in the UAE whereby he completed his NPQLT with UCL (Institute of Education). Meanwhile, parallel to his work in the classroom, he also worked alongside a UK-based NGO on international educational development programmes in the regions of West Africa and The Levant, contributing on teacher training and curriculum development for Islamic Studies.

In 2023, Yusuf completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Psychology with Cambridge Muslim College (CMC). His studies at CMC allowed him to examine the epistemological, scientific, and social transformations that gave birth to modern subjectivity and the concomitant development of modern psychology. He also focused on developing the necessary theoretical knowledge of the classical Islamic approaches to the ‘science of the soul’ or psychology by rigorously exploring classical sources in the three areas of: philosophy/theology, spirituality, law & ethics, and spiritual and physical medicine.

As an Islamic educational anthropologist and psychotherapeutic school counsellor by training, Yusuf is keen to explore the critical place of values education, Islamic psychology, and Islamic educational philosophy, within the delivery of pastoral care at schools in contemporary Britain.

Yusuf currently lives in the Midlands with his family and works as a Faith & Character Education Lead at one of Star Academies’ faith schools. He is also a teaching fellow at Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicestershire. Outside of work and studies, he enjoys: spending time with his family and friends, traveling, hiking and playing pool.

Supervisors

Nigel Fancourt and Terence Lovat

Having started at Oxford for an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Theology in 2018, Anna continued her studies with a PGCE (Religious Education), MSc (Higher Education) and now a DPhil. My research explores the use of religious scripture as a primary text in Religious Education classrooms.

MSc Dissertation: FE and HE or FE versus HE: an analysis of perspectives from college and university leaders in England

 

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Liam Guilfoyle

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Yunfei Ma is a doctoral student in the Department of Education conducting research in the field of international higher education.

Following his B.A. (First Class) at the University of Durham, Yunfei was awarded with MSc (Distinction) from the Department of Education, University of Oxford prior to his DPhil studies. He has also worked as a research assistant on the project Transnational academic mobility to global south: an exploratory study of international faculty in China.

Yunfei’s DPhil research focuses on global academic publishing and its relationship with knowledge formation, codification and dissemination. His research interest primarily lies in the geo-politics of knowledge production, global epistemic governance, China’s Humanities and Social Sciences research, and the philosophy of power.

Supervisors

Ariel Lindorff and Xin Xu

Sarah has a background in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management and Rural Community Development.

She has been working for the past 8 years in the sustainable development sector. Aware of the importance of educating students about biodiversity, natural resources, and environmental issues to promote the sustainability of the environment and our societies, Sarah is currently conducting her DPhil in environmental education. She will be assessing the integration of environmental education in the Lebanese curriculum, assessing the status of students’ environmental awareness, and identifying ways to enhance environmental education via the Threshold Concepts framework and via partnerships between the developmental and educational sectors.

 

Supervisors

Jenny Wynn and Steve Puttick

 

Publications

  • Karam, S., Kreidy, C., Bechara, N., Bou Harb, C., Abu Nasr, Y., and Hamadeh, S. (2022) Promoting Innovative Alternatives – The Urban Oasis Case Study, The Blessed Tree Magazine November 2022
  • Abi Said M., Bou Shroush J., Karam S., Shaib H. 2022. Intestinal parasites of Apodemus mystacinus along altitudinal stratification of Ibrahim River – Mount Lebanon. Annals of Parasitology, 68(2): 227-239.
  • Karam, S., Martiniello, G., Chalak, A., Abi-Said, M., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2021). Biosphere Reserves in Lebanon: Rifts between Conservation Discourse and Practice. Sustainability, 13(22), 12411.
  • Tawk, S. T., Chedid, M., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2019). Challenges and Sustainability of Wheat Production in a Levantine Breadbasket. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development8(4), 1-17.‏
  • Chedid, M., Tawk, S. T., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2018). The Lebanese Kishk: A Traditional Dairy Product in a Changing Local Food System. Journal of Food Research, 7: 16.
  • Abi-Said, M.R. and S. Karam. 2017. Morphological, cranial study and habitat preference of Mus macedonicus (Petrov & Ruzic, 1983) (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Lebanon. Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences 10(4): 235-237.
  • Karam, S. & Issa, D. (2015). Évaluation de la biodiversité sur deux sections du LMT. The Magazine of the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association, 4.

Robin’s research is broadly concerned with the lived, experiences and identities of genderqueer+ youth in the Czech Republic. In his research, he aims not only to understand genderqueer+ youth’s experiences, but he strives to feed into ongoing Czech trans and genderqueer+ activism and advocacy through collaboration with local youth activist collectives.

As the queerness of Robin’s research reflects his own queerness, he also seeks to queer academia and research by challenging conventional means of doing research and hegemonic forms of knowledge.

Supervisors

David Mills and Velda Elliott

Pat is the Deputy Chief Executive of a large College Group.

A qualified accountant, she is accountable to the Corporation Board for the Group’s Estate, sustainability and for maintaining the Group’s outstanding financial health grade. Her specialisms include Leadership and Management, Identification and Application of Funding Streams as well as leading the Group in new acquisitions, ventures and developments. Pat is using her vast experience of public sector finances to explore the intersection of accounting, leadership and purpose.

Supervisors

James Robson and Ariel Lindorff

Yusuf completed his Qur’ān memorization in the UK in 2010 and then undertook his Qur’ānic & Arabic language studies in Alexandria, Egypt, in 2011 and subsequently received an Ijāzah (a traditional form of permission to transmit classical knowledge) which qualified him to teach the recitation of the Holy Qur’ān.

Between 2012 – 2017, Yusuf was engaged with his undergraduate studies in London whilst working as a peripatetic classroom teacher in Berkshire. In 2016, Yusuf trained as a psychotherapeutic school counsellor at the Tavistock & Portman Clinic (NHS), London, and then he graduated with a BEd in Working with children: Education & Wellbeing (First Class Hons.) and Psychology for Education Professionals (Merit) from UCL (Institute of Education) & Birkbeck University of London, respectively, in 2017.

In 2019, Yusuf received a scholarship of academic excellence which allowed him to complete an MSc in Anthropology of Childhood, Youth & Education  (Distinction) at Brunel University, London. His research focused on an ethnographic study of Qurānic memorization in the UK.

Between 2020 – 2023 Yusuf spent three years as an Islamic Studies teacher in the UAE whereby he completed his NPQLT with UCL (Institute of Education). Meanwhile, parallel to his work in the classroom, he also worked alongside a UK-based NGO on international educational development programmes in the regions of West Africa and The Levant, contributing on teacher training and curriculum development for Islamic Studies.

In 2023, Yusuf completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Psychology with Cambridge Muslim College (CMC). His studies at CMC allowed him to examine the epistemological, scientific, and social transformations that gave birth to modern subjectivity and the concomitant development of modern psychology. He also focused on developing the necessary theoretical knowledge of the classical Islamic approaches to the ‘science of the soul’ or psychology by rigorously exploring classical sources in the three areas of: philosophy/theology, spirituality, law & ethics, and spiritual and physical medicine.

As an Islamic educational anthropologist and psychotherapeutic school counsellor by training, Yusuf is keen to explore the critical place of values education, Islamic psychology, and Islamic educational philosophy, within the delivery of pastoral care at schools in contemporary Britain.

Yusuf currently lives in the Midlands with his family and works as a Faith & Character Education Lead at one of Star Academies’ faith schools. He is also a teaching fellow at Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicestershire. Outside of work and studies, he enjoys: spending time with his family and friends, traveling, hiking and playing pool.

Supervisors

Nigel Fancourt and Terence Lovat

Having started at Oxford for an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Theology in 2018, Anna continued her studies with a PGCE (Religious Education), MSc (Higher Education) and now a DPhil. My research explores the use of religious scripture as a primary text in Religious Education classrooms.

MSc Dissertation: FE and HE or FE versus HE: an analysis of perspectives from college and university leaders in England

 

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Liam Guilfoyle

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Yunfei Ma is a doctoral student in the Department of Education conducting research in the field of international higher education.

Following his B.A. (First Class) at the University of Durham, Yunfei was awarded with MSc (Distinction) from the Department of Education, University of Oxford prior to his DPhil studies. He has also worked as a research assistant on the project Transnational academic mobility to global south: an exploratory study of international faculty in China.

Yunfei’s DPhil research focuses on global academic publishing and its relationship with knowledge formation, codification and dissemination. His research interest primarily lies in the geo-politics of knowledge production, global epistemic governance, China’s Humanities and Social Sciences research, and the philosophy of power.

Supervisors

Ariel Lindorff and Xin Xu

Sarah has a background in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management and Rural Community Development.

She has been working for the past 8 years in the sustainable development sector. Aware of the importance of educating students about biodiversity, natural resources, and environmental issues to promote the sustainability of the environment and our societies, Sarah is currently conducting her DPhil in environmental education. She will be assessing the integration of environmental education in the Lebanese curriculum, assessing the status of students’ environmental awareness, and identifying ways to enhance environmental education via the Threshold Concepts framework and via partnerships between the developmental and educational sectors.

 

Supervisors

Jenny Wynn and Steve Puttick

 

Publications

  • Karam, S., Kreidy, C., Bechara, N., Bou Harb, C., Abu Nasr, Y., and Hamadeh, S. (2022) Promoting Innovative Alternatives – The Urban Oasis Case Study, The Blessed Tree Magazine November 2022
  • Abi Said M., Bou Shroush J., Karam S., Shaib H. 2022. Intestinal parasites of Apodemus mystacinus along altitudinal stratification of Ibrahim River – Mount Lebanon. Annals of Parasitology, 68(2): 227-239.
  • Karam, S., Martiniello, G., Chalak, A., Abi-Said, M., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2021). Biosphere Reserves in Lebanon: Rifts between Conservation Discourse and Practice. Sustainability, 13(22), 12411.
  • Tawk, S. T., Chedid, M., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2019). Challenges and Sustainability of Wheat Production in a Levantine Breadbasket. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development8(4), 1-17.‏
  • Chedid, M., Tawk, S. T., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2018). The Lebanese Kishk: A Traditional Dairy Product in a Changing Local Food System. Journal of Food Research, 7: 16.
  • Abi-Said, M.R. and S. Karam. 2017. Morphological, cranial study and habitat preference of Mus macedonicus (Petrov & Ruzic, 1983) (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Lebanon. Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences 10(4): 235-237.
  • Karam, S. & Issa, D. (2015). Évaluation de la biodiversité sur deux sections du LMT. The Magazine of the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association, 4.

Robin’s research is broadly concerned with the lived, experiences and identities of genderqueer+ youth in the Czech Republic. In his research, he aims not only to understand genderqueer+ youth’s experiences, but he strives to feed into ongoing Czech trans and genderqueer+ activism and advocacy through collaboration with local youth activist collectives.

As the queerness of Robin’s research reflects his own queerness, he also seeks to queer academia and research by challenging conventional means of doing research and hegemonic forms of knowledge.

Supervisors

David Mills and Velda Elliott

Pat is the Deputy Chief Executive of a large College Group.

A qualified accountant, she is accountable to the Corporation Board for the Group’s Estate, sustainability and for maintaining the Group’s outstanding financial health grade. Her specialisms include Leadership and Management, Identification and Application of Funding Streams as well as leading the Group in new acquisitions, ventures and developments. Pat is using her vast experience of public sector finances to explore the intersection of accounting, leadership and purpose.

Supervisors

James Robson and Ariel Lindorff

Yusuf completed his Qur’ān memorization in the UK in 2010 and then undertook his Qur’ānic & Arabic language studies in Alexandria, Egypt, in 2011 and subsequently received an Ijāzah (a traditional form of permission to transmit classical knowledge) which qualified him to teach the recitation of the Holy Qur’ān.

Between 2012 – 2017, Yusuf was engaged with his undergraduate studies in London whilst working as a peripatetic classroom teacher in Berkshire. In 2016, Yusuf trained as a psychotherapeutic school counsellor at the Tavistock & Portman Clinic (NHS), London, and then he graduated with a BEd in Working with children: Education & Wellbeing (First Class Hons.) and Psychology for Education Professionals (Merit) from UCL (Institute of Education) & Birkbeck University of London, respectively, in 2017.

In 2019, Yusuf received a scholarship of academic excellence which allowed him to complete an MSc in Anthropology of Childhood, Youth & Education  (Distinction) at Brunel University, London. His research focused on an ethnographic study of Qurānic memorization in the UK.

Between 2020 – 2023 Yusuf spent three years as an Islamic Studies teacher in the UAE whereby he completed his NPQLT with UCL (Institute of Education). Meanwhile, parallel to his work in the classroom, he also worked alongside a UK-based NGO on international educational development programmes in the regions of West Africa and The Levant, contributing on teacher training and curriculum development for Islamic Studies.

In 2023, Yusuf completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Psychology with Cambridge Muslim College (CMC). His studies at CMC allowed him to examine the epistemological, scientific, and social transformations that gave birth to modern subjectivity and the concomitant development of modern psychology. He also focused on developing the necessary theoretical knowledge of the classical Islamic approaches to the ‘science of the soul’ or psychology by rigorously exploring classical sources in the three areas of: philosophy/theology, spirituality, law & ethics, and spiritual and physical medicine.

As an Islamic educational anthropologist and psychotherapeutic school counsellor by training, Yusuf is keen to explore the critical place of values education, Islamic psychology, and Islamic educational philosophy, within the delivery of pastoral care at schools in contemporary Britain.

Yusuf currently lives in the Midlands with his family and works as a Faith & Character Education Lead at one of Star Academies’ faith schools. He is also a teaching fellow at Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicestershire. Outside of work and studies, he enjoys: spending time with his family and friends, traveling, hiking and playing pool.

Supervisors

Nigel Fancourt and Terence Lovat

Having started at Oxford for an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Theology in 2018, Anna continued her studies with a PGCE (Religious Education), MSc (Higher Education) and now a DPhil. My research explores the use of religious scripture as a primary text in Religious Education classrooms.

MSc Dissertation: FE and HE or FE versus HE: an analysis of perspectives from college and university leaders in England

 

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Liam Guilfoyle

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Yunfei Ma is a doctoral student in the Department of Education conducting research in the field of international higher education.

Following his B.A. (First Class) at the University of Durham, Yunfei was awarded with MSc (Distinction) from the Department of Education, University of Oxford prior to his DPhil studies. He has also worked as a research assistant on the project Transnational academic mobility to global south: an exploratory study of international faculty in China.

Yunfei’s DPhil research focuses on global academic publishing and its relationship with knowledge formation, codification and dissemination. His research interest primarily lies in the geo-politics of knowledge production, global epistemic governance, China’s Humanities and Social Sciences research, and the philosophy of power.

Supervisors

Ariel Lindorff and Xin Xu

Sarah has a background in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management and Rural Community Development.

She has been working for the past 8 years in the sustainable development sector. Aware of the importance of educating students about biodiversity, natural resources, and environmental issues to promote the sustainability of the environment and our societies, Sarah is currently conducting her DPhil in environmental education. She will be assessing the integration of environmental education in the Lebanese curriculum, assessing the status of students’ environmental awareness, and identifying ways to enhance environmental education via the Threshold Concepts framework and via partnerships between the developmental and educational sectors.

 

Supervisors

Jenny Wynn and Steve Puttick

 

Publications

  • Karam, S., Kreidy, C., Bechara, N., Bou Harb, C., Abu Nasr, Y., and Hamadeh, S. (2022) Promoting Innovative Alternatives – The Urban Oasis Case Study, The Blessed Tree Magazine November 2022
  • Abi Said M., Bou Shroush J., Karam S., Shaib H. 2022. Intestinal parasites of Apodemus mystacinus along altitudinal stratification of Ibrahim River – Mount Lebanon. Annals of Parasitology, 68(2): 227-239.
  • Karam, S., Martiniello, G., Chalak, A., Abi-Said, M., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2021). Biosphere Reserves in Lebanon: Rifts between Conservation Discourse and Practice. Sustainability, 13(22), 12411.
  • Tawk, S. T., Chedid, M., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2019). Challenges and Sustainability of Wheat Production in a Levantine Breadbasket. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development8(4), 1-17.‏
  • Chedid, M., Tawk, S. T., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2018). The Lebanese Kishk: A Traditional Dairy Product in a Changing Local Food System. Journal of Food Research, 7: 16.
  • Abi-Said, M.R. and S. Karam. 2017. Morphological, cranial study and habitat preference of Mus macedonicus (Petrov & Ruzic, 1983) (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Lebanon. Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences 10(4): 235-237.
  • Karam, S. & Issa, D. (2015). Évaluation de la biodiversité sur deux sections du LMT. The Magazine of the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association, 4.

Robin’s research is broadly concerned with the lived, experiences and identities of genderqueer+ youth in the Czech Republic. In his research, he aims not only to understand genderqueer+ youth’s experiences, but he strives to feed into ongoing Czech trans and genderqueer+ activism and advocacy through collaboration with local youth activist collectives.

As the queerness of Robin’s research reflects his own queerness, he also seeks to queer academia and research by challenging conventional means of doing research and hegemonic forms of knowledge.

Supervisors

David Mills and Velda Elliott

Pat is the Deputy Chief Executive of a large College Group.

A qualified accountant, she is accountable to the Corporation Board for the Group’s Estate, sustainability and for maintaining the Group’s outstanding financial health grade. Her specialisms include Leadership and Management, Identification and Application of Funding Streams as well as leading the Group in new acquisitions, ventures and developments. Pat is using her vast experience of public sector finances to explore the intersection of accounting, leadership and purpose.

Supervisors

James Robson and Ariel Lindorff

Yusuf completed his Qur’ān memorization in the UK in 2010 and then undertook his Qur’ānic & Arabic language studies in Alexandria, Egypt, in 2011 and subsequently received an Ijāzah (a traditional form of permission to transmit classical knowledge) which qualified him to teach the recitation of the Holy Qur’ān.

Between 2012 – 2017, Yusuf was engaged with his undergraduate studies in London whilst working as a peripatetic classroom teacher in Berkshire. In 2016, Yusuf trained as a psychotherapeutic school counsellor at the Tavistock & Portman Clinic (NHS), London, and then he graduated with a BEd in Working with children: Education & Wellbeing (First Class Hons.) and Psychology for Education Professionals (Merit) from UCL (Institute of Education) & Birkbeck University of London, respectively, in 2017.

In 2019, Yusuf received a scholarship of academic excellence which allowed him to complete an MSc in Anthropology of Childhood, Youth & Education  (Distinction) at Brunel University, London. His research focused on an ethnographic study of Qurānic memorization in the UK.

Between 2020 – 2023 Yusuf spent three years as an Islamic Studies teacher in the UAE whereby he completed his NPQLT with UCL (Institute of Education). Meanwhile, parallel to his work in the classroom, he also worked alongside a UK-based NGO on international educational development programmes in the regions of West Africa and The Levant, contributing on teacher training and curriculum development for Islamic Studies.

In 2023, Yusuf completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Psychology with Cambridge Muslim College (CMC). His studies at CMC allowed him to examine the epistemological, scientific, and social transformations that gave birth to modern subjectivity and the concomitant development of modern psychology. He also focused on developing the necessary theoretical knowledge of the classical Islamic approaches to the ‘science of the soul’ or psychology by rigorously exploring classical sources in the three areas of: philosophy/theology, spirituality, law & ethics, and spiritual and physical medicine.

As an Islamic educational anthropologist and psychotherapeutic school counsellor by training, Yusuf is keen to explore the critical place of values education, Islamic psychology, and Islamic educational philosophy, within the delivery of pastoral care at schools in contemporary Britain.

Yusuf currently lives in the Midlands with his family and works as a Faith & Character Education Lead at one of Star Academies’ faith schools. He is also a teaching fellow at Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicestershire. Outside of work and studies, he enjoys: spending time with his family and friends, traveling, hiking and playing pool.

Supervisors

Nigel Fancourt and Terence Lovat

Having started at Oxford for an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Theology in 2018, Anna continued her studies with a PGCE (Religious Education), MSc (Higher Education) and now a DPhil. My research explores the use of religious scripture as a primary text in Religious Education classrooms.

MSc Dissertation: FE and HE or FE versus HE: an analysis of perspectives from college and university leaders in England

 

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Liam Guilfoyle

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Yunfei Ma is a doctoral student in the Department of Education conducting research in the field of international higher education.

Following his B.A. (First Class) at the University of Durham, Yunfei was awarded with MSc (Distinction) from the Department of Education, University of Oxford prior to his DPhil studies. He has also worked as a research assistant on the project Transnational academic mobility to global south: an exploratory study of international faculty in China.

Yunfei’s DPhil research focuses on global academic publishing and its relationship with knowledge formation, codification and dissemination. His research interest primarily lies in the geo-politics of knowledge production, global epistemic governance, China’s Humanities and Social Sciences research, and the philosophy of power.

Supervisors

Ariel Lindorff and Xin Xu

Sarah has a background in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management and Rural Community Development.

She has been working for the past 8 years in the sustainable development sector. Aware of the importance of educating students about biodiversity, natural resources, and environmental issues to promote the sustainability of the environment and our societies, Sarah is currently conducting her DPhil in environmental education. She will be assessing the integration of environmental education in the Lebanese curriculum, assessing the status of students’ environmental awareness, and identifying ways to enhance environmental education via the Threshold Concepts framework and via partnerships between the developmental and educational sectors.

 

Supervisors

Jenny Wynn and Steve Puttick

 

Publications

  • Karam, S., Kreidy, C., Bechara, N., Bou Harb, C., Abu Nasr, Y., and Hamadeh, S. (2022) Promoting Innovative Alternatives – The Urban Oasis Case Study, The Blessed Tree Magazine November 2022
  • Abi Said M., Bou Shroush J., Karam S., Shaib H. 2022. Intestinal parasites of Apodemus mystacinus along altitudinal stratification of Ibrahim River – Mount Lebanon. Annals of Parasitology, 68(2): 227-239.
  • Karam, S., Martiniello, G., Chalak, A., Abi-Said, M., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2021). Biosphere Reserves in Lebanon: Rifts between Conservation Discourse and Practice. Sustainability, 13(22), 12411.
  • Tawk, S. T., Chedid, M., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2019). Challenges and Sustainability of Wheat Production in a Levantine Breadbasket. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development8(4), 1-17.‏
  • Chedid, M., Tawk, S. T., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2018). The Lebanese Kishk: A Traditional Dairy Product in a Changing Local Food System. Journal of Food Research, 7: 16.
  • Abi-Said, M.R. and S. Karam. 2017. Morphological, cranial study and habitat preference of Mus macedonicus (Petrov & Ruzic, 1983) (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Lebanon. Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences 10(4): 235-237.
  • Karam, S. & Issa, D. (2015). Évaluation de la biodiversité sur deux sections du LMT. The Magazine of the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association, 4.

Robin’s research is broadly concerned with the lived, experiences and identities of genderqueer+ youth in the Czech Republic. In his research, he aims not only to understand genderqueer+ youth’s experiences, but he strives to feed into ongoing Czech trans and genderqueer+ activism and advocacy through collaboration with local youth activist collectives.

As the queerness of Robin’s research reflects his own queerness, he also seeks to queer academia and research by challenging conventional means of doing research and hegemonic forms of knowledge.

Supervisors

David Mills and Velda Elliott

Pat is the Deputy Chief Executive of a large College Group.

A qualified accountant, she is accountable to the Corporation Board for the Group’s Estate, sustainability and for maintaining the Group’s outstanding financial health grade. Her specialisms include Leadership and Management, Identification and Application of Funding Streams as well as leading the Group in new acquisitions, ventures and developments. Pat is using her vast experience of public sector finances to explore the intersection of accounting, leadership and purpose.

Supervisors

James Robson and Ariel Lindorff

Yusuf completed his Qur’ān memorization in the UK in 2010 and then undertook his Qur’ānic & Arabic language studies in Alexandria, Egypt, in 2011 and subsequently received an Ijāzah (a traditional form of permission to transmit classical knowledge) which qualified him to teach the recitation of the Holy Qur’ān.

Between 2012 – 2017, Yusuf was engaged with his undergraduate studies in London whilst working as a peripatetic classroom teacher in Berkshire. In 2016, Yusuf trained as a psychotherapeutic school counsellor at the Tavistock & Portman Clinic (NHS), London, and then he graduated with a BEd in Working with children: Education & Wellbeing (First Class Hons.) and Psychology for Education Professionals (Merit) from UCL (Institute of Education) & Birkbeck University of London, respectively, in 2017.

In 2019, Yusuf received a scholarship of academic excellence which allowed him to complete an MSc in Anthropology of Childhood, Youth & Education  (Distinction) at Brunel University, London. His research focused on an ethnographic study of Qurānic memorization in the UK.

Between 2020 – 2023 Yusuf spent three years as an Islamic Studies teacher in the UAE whereby he completed his NPQLT with UCL (Institute of Education). Meanwhile, parallel to his work in the classroom, he also worked alongside a UK-based NGO on international educational development programmes in the regions of West Africa and The Levant, contributing on teacher training and curriculum development for Islamic Studies.

In 2023, Yusuf completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Psychology with Cambridge Muslim College (CMC). His studies at CMC allowed him to examine the epistemological, scientific, and social transformations that gave birth to modern subjectivity and the concomitant development of modern psychology. He also focused on developing the necessary theoretical knowledge of the classical Islamic approaches to the ‘science of the soul’ or psychology by rigorously exploring classical sources in the three areas of: philosophy/theology, spirituality, law & ethics, and spiritual and physical medicine.

As an Islamic educational anthropologist and psychotherapeutic school counsellor by training, Yusuf is keen to explore the critical place of values education, Islamic psychology, and Islamic educational philosophy, within the delivery of pastoral care at schools in contemporary Britain.

Yusuf currently lives in the Midlands with his family and works as a Faith & Character Education Lead at one of Star Academies’ faith schools. He is also a teaching fellow at Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicestershire. Outside of work and studies, he enjoys: spending time with his family and friends, traveling, hiking and playing pool.

Supervisors

Nigel Fancourt and Terence Lovat

Having started at Oxford for an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Theology in 2018, Anna continued her studies with a PGCE (Religious Education), MSc (Higher Education) and now a DPhil. My research explores the use of religious scripture as a primary text in Religious Education classrooms.

MSc Dissertation: FE and HE or FE versus HE: an analysis of perspectives from college and university leaders in England

 

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Liam Guilfoyle

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Yunfei Ma is a doctoral student in the Department of Education conducting research in the field of international higher education.

Following his B.A. (First Class) at the University of Durham, Yunfei was awarded with MSc (Distinction) from the Department of Education, University of Oxford prior to his DPhil studies. He has also worked as a research assistant on the project Transnational academic mobility to global south: an exploratory study of international faculty in China.

Yunfei’s DPhil research focuses on global academic publishing and its relationship with knowledge formation, codification and dissemination. His research interest primarily lies in the geo-politics of knowledge production, global epistemic governance, China’s Humanities and Social Sciences research, and the philosophy of power.

Supervisors

Ariel Lindorff and Xin Xu

Sarah has a background in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management and Rural Community Development.

She has been working for the past 8 years in the sustainable development sector. Aware of the importance of educating students about biodiversity, natural resources, and environmental issues to promote the sustainability of the environment and our societies, Sarah is currently conducting her DPhil in environmental education. She will be assessing the integration of environmental education in the Lebanese curriculum, assessing the status of students’ environmental awareness, and identifying ways to enhance environmental education via the Threshold Concepts framework and via partnerships between the developmental and educational sectors.

 

Supervisors

Jenny Wynn and Steve Puttick

 

Publications

  • Karam, S., Kreidy, C., Bechara, N., Bou Harb, C., Abu Nasr, Y., and Hamadeh, S. (2022) Promoting Innovative Alternatives – The Urban Oasis Case Study, The Blessed Tree Magazine November 2022
  • Abi Said M., Bou Shroush J., Karam S., Shaib H. 2022. Intestinal parasites of Apodemus mystacinus along altitudinal stratification of Ibrahim River – Mount Lebanon. Annals of Parasitology, 68(2): 227-239.
  • Karam, S., Martiniello, G., Chalak, A., Abi-Said, M., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2021). Biosphere Reserves in Lebanon: Rifts between Conservation Discourse and Practice. Sustainability, 13(22), 12411.
  • Tawk, S. T., Chedid, M., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2019). Challenges and Sustainability of Wheat Production in a Levantine Breadbasket. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development8(4), 1-17.‏
  • Chedid, M., Tawk, S. T., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2018). The Lebanese Kishk: A Traditional Dairy Product in a Changing Local Food System. Journal of Food Research, 7: 16.
  • Abi-Said, M.R. and S. Karam. 2017. Morphological, cranial study and habitat preference of Mus macedonicus (Petrov & Ruzic, 1983) (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Lebanon. Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences 10(4): 235-237.
  • Karam, S. & Issa, D. (2015). Évaluation de la biodiversité sur deux sections du LMT. The Magazine of the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association, 4.

Robin’s research is broadly concerned with the lived, experiences and identities of genderqueer+ youth in the Czech Republic. In his research, he aims not only to understand genderqueer+ youth’s experiences, but he strives to feed into ongoing Czech trans and genderqueer+ activism and advocacy through collaboration with local youth activist collectives.

As the queerness of Robin’s research reflects his own queerness, he also seeks to queer academia and research by challenging conventional means of doing research and hegemonic forms of knowledge.

Supervisors

David Mills and Velda Elliott

Pat is the Deputy Chief Executive of a large College Group.

A qualified accountant, she is accountable to the Corporation Board for the Group’s Estate, sustainability and for maintaining the Group’s outstanding financial health grade. Her specialisms include Leadership and Management, Identification and Application of Funding Streams as well as leading the Group in new acquisitions, ventures and developments. Pat is using her vast experience of public sector finances to explore the intersection of accounting, leadership and purpose.

Supervisors

James Robson and Ariel Lindorff

Yusuf completed his Qur’ān memorization in the UK in 2010 and then undertook his Qur’ānic & Arabic language studies in Alexandria, Egypt, in 2011 and subsequently received an Ijāzah (a traditional form of permission to transmit classical knowledge) which qualified him to teach the recitation of the Holy Qur’ān.

Between 2012 – 2017, Yusuf was engaged with his undergraduate studies in London whilst working as a peripatetic classroom teacher in Berkshire. In 2016, Yusuf trained as a psychotherapeutic school counsellor at the Tavistock & Portman Clinic (NHS), London, and then he graduated with a BEd in Working with children: Education & Wellbeing (First Class Hons.) and Psychology for Education Professionals (Merit) from UCL (Institute of Education) & Birkbeck University of London, respectively, in 2017.

In 2019, Yusuf received a scholarship of academic excellence which allowed him to complete an MSc in Anthropology of Childhood, Youth & Education  (Distinction) at Brunel University, London. His research focused on an ethnographic study of Qurānic memorization in the UK.

Between 2020 – 2023 Yusuf spent three years as an Islamic Studies teacher in the UAE whereby he completed his NPQLT with UCL (Institute of Education). Meanwhile, parallel to his work in the classroom, he also worked alongside a UK-based NGO on international educational development programmes in the regions of West Africa and The Levant, contributing on teacher training and curriculum development for Islamic Studies.

In 2023, Yusuf completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Psychology with Cambridge Muslim College (CMC). His studies at CMC allowed him to examine the epistemological, scientific, and social transformations that gave birth to modern subjectivity and the concomitant development of modern psychology. He also focused on developing the necessary theoretical knowledge of the classical Islamic approaches to the ‘science of the soul’ or psychology by rigorously exploring classical sources in the three areas of: philosophy/theology, spirituality, law & ethics, and spiritual and physical medicine.

As an Islamic educational anthropologist and psychotherapeutic school counsellor by training, Yusuf is keen to explore the critical place of values education, Islamic psychology, and Islamic educational philosophy, within the delivery of pastoral care at schools in contemporary Britain.

Yusuf currently lives in the Midlands with his family and works as a Faith & Character Education Lead at one of Star Academies’ faith schools. He is also a teaching fellow at Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicestershire. Outside of work and studies, he enjoys: spending time with his family and friends, traveling, hiking and playing pool.

Supervisors

Nigel Fancourt and Terence Lovat

Having started at Oxford for an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Theology in 2018, Anna continued her studies with a PGCE (Religious Education), MSc (Higher Education) and now a DPhil. My research explores the use of religious scripture as a primary text in Religious Education classrooms.

MSc Dissertation: FE and HE or FE versus HE: an analysis of perspectives from college and university leaders in England

 

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Liam Guilfoyle

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Yunfei Ma is a doctoral student in the Department of Education conducting research in the field of international higher education.

Following his B.A. (First Class) at the University of Durham, Yunfei was awarded with MSc (Distinction) from the Department of Education, University of Oxford prior to his DPhil studies. He has also worked as a research assistant on the project Transnational academic mobility to global south: an exploratory study of international faculty in China.

Yunfei’s DPhil research focuses on global academic publishing and its relationship with knowledge formation, codification and dissemination. His research interest primarily lies in the geo-politics of knowledge production, global epistemic governance, China’s Humanities and Social Sciences research, and the philosophy of power.

Supervisors

Ariel Lindorff and Xin Xu

Sarah has a background in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management and Rural Community Development.

She has been working for the past 8 years in the sustainable development sector. Aware of the importance of educating students about biodiversity, natural resources, and environmental issues to promote the sustainability of the environment and our societies, Sarah is currently conducting her DPhil in environmental education. She will be assessing the integration of environmental education in the Lebanese curriculum, assessing the status of students’ environmental awareness, and identifying ways to enhance environmental education via the Threshold Concepts framework and via partnerships between the developmental and educational sectors.

 

Supervisors

Jenny Wynn and Steve Puttick

 

Publications

  • Karam, S., Kreidy, C., Bechara, N., Bou Harb, C., Abu Nasr, Y., and Hamadeh, S. (2022) Promoting Innovative Alternatives – The Urban Oasis Case Study, The Blessed Tree Magazine November 2022
  • Abi Said M., Bou Shroush J., Karam S., Shaib H. 2022. Intestinal parasites of Apodemus mystacinus along altitudinal stratification of Ibrahim River – Mount Lebanon. Annals of Parasitology, 68(2): 227-239.
  • Karam, S., Martiniello, G., Chalak, A., Abi-Said, M., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2021). Biosphere Reserves in Lebanon: Rifts between Conservation Discourse and Practice. Sustainability, 13(22), 12411.
  • Tawk, S. T., Chedid, M., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2019). Challenges and Sustainability of Wheat Production in a Levantine Breadbasket. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development8(4), 1-17.‏
  • Chedid, M., Tawk, S. T., Chalak, A., Karam, S., & Hamadeh, S. K. (2018). The Lebanese Kishk: A Traditional Dairy Product in a Changing Local Food System. Journal of Food Research, 7: 16.
  • Abi-Said, M.R. and S. Karam. 2017. Morphological, cranial study and habitat preference of Mus macedonicus (Petrov & Ruzic, 1983) (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Lebanon. Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences 10(4): 235-237.
  • Karam, S. & Issa, D. (2015). Évaluation de la biodiversité sur deux sections du LMT. The Magazine of the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association, 4.

Robin’s research is broadly concerned with the lived, experiences and identities of genderqueer+ youth in the Czech Republic. In his research, he aims not only to understand genderqueer+ youth’s experiences, but he strives to feed into ongoing Czech trans and genderqueer+ activism and advocacy through collaboration with local youth activist collectives.

As the queerness of Robin’s research reflects his own queerness, he also seeks to queer academia and research by challenging conventional means of doing research and hegemonic forms of knowledge.

Supervisors

David Mills and Velda Elliott

Pat is the Deputy Chief Executive of a large College Group.

A qualified accountant, she is accountable to the Corporation Board for the Group’s Estate, sustainability and for maintaining the Group’s outstanding financial health grade. Her specialisms include Leadership and Management, Identification and Application of Funding Streams as well as leading the Group in new acquisitions, ventures and developments. Pat is using her vast experience of public sector finances to explore the intersection of accounting, leadership and purpose.

Supervisors

James Robson and Ariel Lindorff

Yusuf completed his Qur’ān memorization in the UK in 2010 and then undertook his Qur’ānic & Arabic language studies in Alexandria, Egypt, in 2011 and subsequently received an Ijāzah (a traditional form of permission to transmit classical knowledge) which qualified him to teach the recitation of the Holy Qur’ān.

Between 2012 – 2017, Yusuf was engaged with his undergraduate studies in London whilst working as a peripatetic classroom teacher in Berkshire. In 2016, Yusuf trained as a psychotherapeutic school counsellor at the Tavistock & Portman Clinic (NHS), London, and then he graduated with a BEd in Working with children: Education & Wellbeing (First Class Hons.) and Psychology for Education Professionals (Merit) from UCL (Institute of Education) & Birkbeck University of London, respectively, in 2017.

In 2019, Yusuf received a scholarship of academic excellence which allowed him to complete an MSc in Anthropology of Childhood, Youth & Education  (Distinction) at Brunel University, London. His research focused on an ethnographic study of Qurānic memorization in the UK.

Between 2020 – 2023 Yusuf spent three years as an Islamic Studies teacher in the UAE whereby he completed his NPQLT with UCL (Institute of Education). Meanwhile, parallel to his work in the classroom, he also worked alongside a UK-based NGO on international educational development programmes in the regions of West Africa and The Levant, contributing on teacher training and curriculum development for Islamic Studies.

In 2023, Yusuf completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Psychology with Cambridge Muslim College (CMC). His studies at CMC allowed him to examine the epistemological, scientific, and social transformations that gave birth to modern subjectivity and the concomitant development of modern psychology. He also focused on developing the necessary theoretical knowledge of the classical Islamic approaches to the ‘science of the soul’ or psychology by rigorously exploring classical sources in the three areas of: philosophy/theology, spirituality, law & ethics, and spiritual and physical medicine.

As an Islamic educational anthropologist and psychotherapeutic school counsellor by training, Yusuf is keen to explore the critical place of values education, Islamic psychology, and Islamic educational philosophy, within the delivery of pastoral care at schools in contemporary Britain.

Yusuf currently lives in the Midlands with his family and works as a Faith & Character Education Lead at one of Star Academies’ faith schools. He is also a teaching fellow at Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicestershire. Outside of work and studies, he enjoys: spending time with his family and friends, traveling, hiking and playing pool.

Supervisors

Nigel Fancourt and Terence Lovat

Having started at Oxford for an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Theology in 2018, Anna continued her studies with a PGCE (Religious Education), MSc (Higher Education) and now a DPhil. My research explores the use of religious scripture as a primary text in Religious Education classrooms.

MSc Dissertation: FE and HE or FE versus HE: an analysis of perspectives from college and university leaders in England

 

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Liam Guilfoyle

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias