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John Nisbet Award Winner

Brian Street, Professor

Higher Education lecturer, Professor of Language in Education at King's College London

Brian was a professor emeritus of language education at King’s College London and visiting professor at the Graduate School of Education in University of Pennsylvania. He mainly worked on literacy in both theoretical and applied perspectives, and is perhaps best known for his book Literacy in Theory and Practice (1984).

Brian taught social and cultural anthropology for more than twenty years at the University of Sussex, and latterly he has supervised doctoral students and taught graduate workshops on ethnography, student writing in higher education and language and literacy. In 2009 he was elected Vice-President of the Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI) and was been Chair of the Education Committee of the RAI since 2006.

Brian Street's contributions

BERA John Nisbet Fellowship

Since 2014 BERA has awarded the John Nisbet Fellowship to one or more people who are deemed to have made an outstanding contribution to educational research over their career. Named in honour of...