Dr Katherin Barg
Lecturer in Education
+44 (0) 1392 724734
Baring Court BC209
Baring Court, University of Exeter St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK
Office hours: Please contact me via email.
Please contact me via email.
My research interests and projects focus on topics in the field of social stratification and mobility. I study processes within families and schools that contribute to the impact of socioeconomic background or social class on academic and cognitive abilities, school outcomes and educational attainment of children and young people. I study questions mostly from a sociological perspective, at the level of individual interactions within families and schools, and across different countries and education systems. I mainly use large-scale survey data but also collect quantitative and qualitative data for mixed-methods projects.
In my PhD, which I conducted at the Graduate School of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim, I assessed social class differentials in students’ transition from lower to upper secondary education in France. Since then I have been working on projects on social stratification in parental involvement and parenting values using French and British survey data, primary data projects on teacher students’ social justice attitudes and evaluations of education policy and systems with German data spanning over several decades. During my work as Q-Step Lecturer at the School of Education at the University of Glasgow (2014-2018) I also studied quantitative skills development of students in Initial Teacher Education.
Katherin is a core member of the Centre for Social Mobility.
- Since 2018 Lecturer in Education, Graduate School of Education, University of Exeter
- 2014-2018 Lecturer in Quantitative Social Sciences, Q-Step Centre and School of Education, University of Glasgow
- 2013/14 Research Assistant, School of Education, University of Glasgow
- 2010-2013 Teaching and Research Associate, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Mannheim
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I invite students to contact me who are interested in conducting MA or PhD dissertation projects on topics related to the association between children's or young people's social background and educational pathways, social inequalities in school performance, cognitive and academic development, educational decision-making and attitudes, parental involvement and parenting values. I supervise quantitative studies that involve the use of secondary (survey) data and collection of quantitative data, as well as qualitative and mixed-methods projects. International projects are very welcome, and evaluations of education systems and policies.
Wednesdays 12.00-14.00 during term time. Please contact me via email if you are interested in coming to my office hours. Another time can be arranged if more suitable.