Professor Fazal Rizvi

Professor Fazal Rizvi

Professor Fazal Rizvi

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Fazal Rizvi is a Professor of Global Studies in Education at the University of Melbourne, as well as an Emeritus Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has written extensively on issues of identity in transnational contexts, globalisation and education policy.

Between 1998 and 2001, Fazal served as Pro Vice Chancellor (International) at RMIT University, and in 1996 established and directed Monash Center for Research in International Education. Fazal's book, Globalizing Education Policy (Routledge 2010) has been widely used in courses around the world. A collection of his essays is published in Encountering Education in the Global: Selected Writings of Fazal Rizvi (Routledge 2014). Fazal is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Social Sciences and a past Editor of the journal, Discourse: Studies in Cultural Politics of Education, and past President of the Australian Association of Research in Education. In 2016, Fazal published a major report for the Australian Council of Learned Academies on Australia's Asian Diaspora Advantage. He has also been a member of an international research team on a large ARC funded project on elite schools, which led to the production of a jointly authored book, Class Choreographies: elite schools and globalization (Palgrave 2017). He is currently working in three research areas: Transnationalism and Diaspora Formations; Higher Education policy in India and Southeast Asia; and Rethinking Cosmopolitanism and Learning in Transnational Spaces.