Dr Jessica Gerrard

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Dr Jessica Gerrard

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Jessica works across the disciplines of sociology and history with particular research interest on the relationship of education to social change and politics, shifting - but persistent - experiences of inequality, and critical theories and methodologies.

Jessica is Senior Lecturer in Education, Equity and Politics. She coordinates Melbourne Graduate School of Education's Masters of Education specialisation Equity, Diversity and Social Change. Jessica was a McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellow, 2012-2015, and has won a number of awards in recognition of her research, including an Early Career Researcher Commendation from The Academy of Social Sciences in Australia in 2015. She publishes widely, and her most recent monograph, Precarious Enterprise: Work, Poverty and Homelessness on the Margins, was published by Palgrave Macmillan.