Department of Geography

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Dr Benjamin Zeitlyn

Post:Lecturer in International Education & Development (Education)
Other posts:Research Fellow (Sussex Centre for Migration Research, Anthropology)
Location:Essex House Eh 106

Telephone numbers
UK:01273 877022
International:+44 1273 877022

Research expertise:
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I cm currently working on three projects:

  • I am the Qualitative Theme Leader for research in the Migrating out of Poverty Research Consortium.
  • An exploratory project on private secondary education in Malawi with Professor Keith Lewin.
  • An evaluation of 'Speed Schools' in Ethiopia, a project aiming to reintegrate children who have dropped out of school into government schools through an accelerated learning programme with Dr Kwame Akyeampong and Dr Ricardo Sabates.
  • My doctoral research was part of the AHRC funded 'Home and Away' project and focused on the experiences of children growing up Bangladeshi in London and their role in social change as they negotiate the reproduction of societies. The project was rated as 'oustanding' by an AHRC review.
  • My research interests include development, education, childhoods, India and Bangladesh, Islam, migration, transnationalism, multiculturalism as well as research methods.



Dphil Anthropology (University of Sussex)

MA Migration Studies (University of Sussex)

BA Geography and Development Studies (University of Sussex)



I am a member of the Runnymede Trust's 'Emerging Scholars Forum'

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