Dr Marie Lall

    • BSc(econ), MPhil (Cantab), PhD, FRSA
    • Reader in Education Policy and South Asian Studies
  • Department:
  • Summary:
    • I am a South Asia Specialist working on education and politics in India, Pakistan and Myanmar.

      Media appearances:
      • Commenting on Aung San Suu Kyi collecting her Nobel Peace Prize, BBC World, June 2012
      • Aljazeera's Inside Story on Corruption in India and Anna Hazare breaking his fast, August 2011 - watch here
      • BBC World Service, invited on 'The World Today' to comment on the release of Aung San Suu Kyi, November 2010
      • Interviewed by George Galloway on The Real Deal, Press TV on Pakistan on October 2010 - watch here - and January 2011 - watch here
      • Aljazeera's Inside Story on the Ayodhya verdict, October 2010 - watch here
      • BBC World Service, invited on 'The World Today' as a guest on the 2 hour morning show, July 2009
      • Aljazeera's Riz Khan Show after the Mumbai attacks, December 2008. watch here and here
      BBC viewpoints
      Lall, M (2012) Suu Kyi's changing role
      Lall, M. (2012) More milestones in Burma
      Lall, M. (2011) Has a year of civilian rule changed Burma?
      Lall, M. (2011) Change in Burma – one step at a time
      Lall, M. (2010) Burma's evolving opposition
      Lall, M (2010) Is democracy on the road to Mandalay?
  • Teaching:
  • Research:
  • Postgraduate Research:
    • Open to review applications for doctoral research on education issues (in particular education policy) in India, Pakistan and Myanmar or research on education policy in other low income countries.
  • Professional Activities:
    • Editorial Board – Contemporary South Asia
      Honorary Fellow at the Institute of South Asian Studies(ISAS) at the National University of Singapore
  • Conferences/presentations:
    • Ran a half day workshop for Ethnic Minority Parties and a full day workshop for the NDF on Citizenship, Yangon, Myanmar, Feb and July 2012.
      Invited to present a paper on 'Perceptions of the state in light of the 2010 Myanmar Elections' at the Burma Update conference, ANU, Canberra, Australia, May 2011.
      Keynote at the Burma/ Myanmar Elections conference, Heinrich Boell Stift., Berlin,Germany, Nov 2010.
  • Personal Country Knowledge:
    • India, Pakistan and Myanmar
  • Languages Spoken:
    • Fluent in French, German, Spanish and Portuguese. Basic Hindi and Urdu
  • Languages Written:
    • French and German - fluent. Spanish and Portuguese - advanced.
  • Research Students:
    • PhD students:
      • Aziz Kabani – The role of the Sindh Education Foundation in Pakistani education policy making
      • Hyder Abbas - Professional migrants and higher education policy in Canada
      • Bahir Laattoe - SEN, inclusion and education policy
      • Aisha Bhutta - The meaning of literacy for women in the Pakistani Diaspora
      • Zulfiqar Ali - The political economy and policy sociology of education in Pakistan
      Ed D:
      • Isabelle Perez Gore – An enquiry into non-traditional Indian students' issues in UK institutions and their coping mechanisms
      • Fawad Shams - Education and international aid development agencies in Pakistan.
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  • Lall, M. (ed.) (2012) Policy, Discourse and Rhetoric: How New Labour Challenged Social Justice and Democracy. Sense Publishing, Amsterdam.
  • Lall, M. (2012) 'Why education matters – school 'choice' and differing views on citizenship in Pakistan', Citizenship Studies 16 (2), 269-286.
  • Lall, M. (2012) 'Citizenship in Pakistan: state, nation and contemporary faultlines', Contemporary Politics 18 (1), 71-86.
  • Lall, M. and Nambissan, G. (eds.) (2011) Education and Social Justice in the Era of Globalisation -India and the UK. Routledge, New Delhi.
  • Lall, M. (2011) 'Pushing the child centred approach in Myanmar – the role of cross national policy networks and the effects in the classroom', Critical Studies in Education 52 (3), 219-233.
  • Lall, M. (2009) Creating Agents of Positive Change – the Citizens Foundation in Pakistan. TCF, Karachi.
  • Lall, M. (2009) 'Gender and education in Pakistan – the shifting dynamics across ethnic groups', Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism Vol 9-1, 114-121.
  • Lall, M. (2008) 'Educate to hate – the use of education in the creation of antagonistic national identities in India and Pakistan', Compare Vol 38-1, 103-120.
  • Lall, M. (2001) India's Missed Opportunity. Ashgate, Aldershot.
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