|Post:||Professor of the Political Economy of Education (Education)|
|Other posts:||Associate (Education)|
|Location:||Essex House Eh 150|
|International:||+44 1273 678639|
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I joined Sussex and the Centre for International Education (CIE) in September 2010. In 2013 I was promoted to Professor of the Political Economy of Education. Before that I worked at the University of Amsterdam, and the University of Bristol, working across the disciplines of Education, International development, Geography and Politics. My work explores the relationship between Globalisation, Education and International Development. Within this field I am particularly interested in three major areas: Education and Conflict, Education & Labour Movements and the Global Governance of Education and Development.
Professor of the Political Economy of Education
Deputy Director, Centre for International Education
Programme Leader: International Doctorate in Education
Education and Conflict
Since 2006 I have been working on a series of research pieces on education and conflict. I am particularly interested in exploring critical interdisciplinary approaches to researching education and conflict. I am currently working on issues related to political violence against educators and academics in Colombia and exploring the implications of the increased securitisation of aid policy and practice to education in conflict affected states, particularly in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Education and Labour Movements
A second area of great interest to me is the way social movements and trade union organisations have learnt to develop new strategies and radical pedagogies to cope with the increasingly globalised nature of power and production in the contemporary world. My doctoral thesis concerned the way anti-privatisation movements in Colombia were learning to challenge neoliberal reforms on a range of geographical scales from the local to the global, and I recently co-authored a book with an Indian academic and labour movement educator that explores a range of international cases of labour movement learning: Novelli, M & Ferus-Comelo, A (2010) Globalization, Knowledge and Labour: Education for Solidarity within Spaces of Resistance. London: Routledge.
The Global Governance of Education and International Development
This research line explores the changing nature of governance in the field of education and development, and particularly the way processes of globalisation have challenged and altered the functional and scalar division of the way education is currently governed. Drawing on the path breaking work of Roger Dale and Susan Robertson at the University of Bristol I am engaged in research that explores the way processes of globalisation are affecting education systems in low-income countries. In 2007 I was one of the lead researcher s on a two year research project which led to the publication of Robertson, S, Novelli, M, Dale R, Tikly, Dachi, H, Ndebela, A (2007) Education and Development In A Global Era (Vol II): Ideas, Actors And Dynamics In The Global Governance Of Education London: DFID, which has become influential in framing many of the discussions on these issues.
I would be happy to supervise doctoral students in any of these broad areas.
Over the years i have taught Masters' Level courses on The Theories and Politics of International Development; Globalisation, Education and International Development
I currently teach on the Masters in International Education and Development (MAIED)
Giving Lectures in:
Debates in International Education and Development
Perspectives in International Education and Development
I also offer an optional Module:
The Global Governance of Education and Conflict
I also teach on the International Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD)
Verger, Antoni and Novelli, Mario, eds. (2012) Campaigning for `education for all': histories, strategies and outcomes of transnational social movements in education. Sense Publishers, Rotterdam. ISBN 9789460918780
Verger, Antoni, Novelli, Mario and Altinyelken, Hülya K, eds. (2012) Global education policy and international development: new agendas, issues and policies. Continuum, London. ISBN 9781441169839
Novelli, Mario (2011) Thinking through transnational solidarity: The case of SINTREAMCALI in Colombia. In: Global Restructuring, Labour and the Challenges for Transnational Solidarity. Rethinking Globalizations (25). Routledge, Oxon & NY, pp. 147-162. ISBN 978-0415580830
Novelli, Mario (2011) Are we all soldiers now? The Dangers of the Securitization of Education and Conflict. In: Educating children in conflict zones: research, policy, and practice for systemic change: a tribute to Jackie Kirk. International Perspectives on Education Reform Series . Teachers College Press, New York, pp. 49-66. ISBN 978-0807752432
Novelli, Mario (2010) Learning to win: Exploring knowledge and strategy development in anti-privatisation struggles in Colombia. In: Learning from the Ground Up: Global Perspectives on Social Movements and Knowledge Production. Palgrave Macmillan, New York, pp. 121-138. ISBN 978-0230621039
Novelli, Mario (2010) The new geopolitics of educational aid: From Cold Wars to Holy Wars? International Journal of Educational Development, 30 (5). pp. 453-459. ISSN 0738-0593
Novelli, Mario (2010) Education, Conflict & Social (in)Justice: insights from Colombia. Educational Review, 62 (3). pp. 271-285. ISSN 0013-1911
Novelli, Mario (2010) Political Violence against Education Sector Aid Workers in Conflict Zones: A preliminary investigation into the possible link between attacks and the increased merging of security and development policy. In: Protecting Education From Attack: A-State-of-the-Art-Review. UNESCO, Paris, pp. 71-98. ISBN 978-92-3-104152-5
Lopes-Cardozo, Mieke TA and Novelli, Mario (2010) Dutch aid to education and conflict. UNESCO.
Novelli, Mario and Ferus-Comelo, Anibel, eds. (2010) Globalization, Knowledge and Labour: Education for Solidarity within Spaces of Resistance. Rethinking Globalizations . Routledge, London & NY. ISBN 978-0415436632
Novelli, Mario (2009) Colombia's Classroom Wars: Political Violence against Education Sector Trade Unions in Colombia. Education International, Brussels. ISBN 978-92-95089-02-0
Novelli, Mario (2009) New perspectives: globalisation, education and violent conflict - in memory of Jackie Kirk. Globalisation, Societies and Education, 7 (4). pp. 379-382. ISSN 1476-7724
Novelli, Mario (2009) Political violence against teachers in Colombia: Opportunities for change in the midst of conflict? In: Opportunities for change: education innovation and reform during and after conflict. Education in emergencies and reconstruction . UNESCO, International institute for educational planning, Paris, pp. 189-200. ISBN 978-92-803-1328-4
Novelli, Mario and Lopes Cardozo, Mieke T.A. (2008) Conflict, education and the global south: New critical directions. International Journal of Educational Development, 28 (4). pp. 473-488. ISSN 0738-0593
Robertson, Susan, Novelli, Mario, Dale, Roger, Tikly, Leon, Dachi, Hillary and Alphonce, Ndibelema (2007) Globalisation, education and development : ideas, actors and dynamics. Researching the Issues vol 68, 2 . DFID. ISBN 9781861928702