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Louise Archer, Professor

Professor of Sociology of Education at University College London

Louise Archer’s research focusses on educational identities and inequalities, particularly in relation to social class, ethnicity and gender. She has conducted research on a wide range of issues, including British Muslim young people’s identities; working-class (non)participation in HE; British Chinese students’ educational success; urban youth and schooling; and, most recently, studies on inequalities in science participation.

Louise Archer and the ASPIRES/ ASPIRES 2 and Enterprising Science team (UCL Institute of Education) were awarded the 2018 BERA Public Engagement and Impact Award for their impactful research on ‘science capital’ and educational inequalities.

Louise Archer's contributions

BERA Public Engagement and Impact Award

The BERA Public Engagement and Impact Award recognises and celebrates the impact of research and practice in the education community and how both have demonstrably engaged the public.