Professor Fazal Rizvi

Professor of Global Studies in Education

While Fazal’s disciplinary background in Philosophy, much of his research has been focused on issues of identity and culture in transnational contexts, globalization and education policy, international education, global mobility of faculty and students, and higher education policy and Australia-Asia relations. His book, Globalizing Education Policy (Routledge 2010) is used widely in courses around the world. He is currently contracted for a sequel to this book, with the title, Re-imagining Globalization and Education (Routeldge 2021).

A collection of his essays is published in: Encountering Education in the Global: Selected Writings of Fazal Rizvi (Routledge 2014). His most recent books include a co-authored volume, Class Choreographies: Elite Schools and Globalization (Palgrave 2017) and a co-edited volume, Transnational Perspectives on Democracy, Citizenship, Human Rights and Peace Education (Bloomsbury 2019).

Research projects

Over the years he has worked on more than 20 funded projects from a wide variety of sources, including the Australian Research Council (ARC), the US Department of Education and UNESCO. Between 2011 and 2016, he was one of the chief investigators of a large ARC funded project on globalization and elite schools, which led to the production of numerous academic papers and books.

Fazal has conducted research on higher education reforms in India, Australia, South Africa and the United States, focusing in particular on their internationalization strategies and programs. He has published extensively on international schools and issues of student mobility and transnational research collaborations. He is currently reviewing educational innovations at the Royal Academy of Bhutan, and is in the process of developing a new project on the implications of recent geopolitical shifts on the experiences of international students.

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Professor Fazal Rizvi