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Laura Scholes

Associate Professor (Research) Gender and Literacies at Australian Catholic Education

Laura Scholes is an associate professor researching gender and literacy at the Institute for Learning Sciences and Teacher Education, Australian Catholic University, Brisbane, Australia. She was awarded a Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) from the Australian Research Council (2017–2020) to research constructions of gender in schools that interplay with student experiences in the classroom. Laura has contributed to more than 120 scholarly works including four books. She regularly publishes in a range of international journals, including Teaching and Teacher Education, Gender and Education, the British Journal of Sociology of Education, the Cambridge Journal of Education and the British Educational Research Journal. Her research interests focus on the relationship between education and student experiences, socio-cultural studies of education and change, and student identities and engagement.

Laura Scholes's contributions