Professor Carol Vincent

    • BA(QTS), PhD
    • Professor of Education
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  • Summary:
    • As a sociologist, my particular research interests include the relationship between parents and educational institutions, and how these relationships are mediated by social class and ethnicity. Other interests include parenting, especially mothering, the operation of markets in education, and education policy.
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  • Postgraduate Research:
    • I am currently supervising students who are researching aspects of home-school relationships, choice of school and governance.
  • Professional Activities:
    • I am an Executive Editor of British Journal of Sociology of Education, and a Lead Editor on the Journal of Education Policy.
  • Conferences/presentations:
    • "The Educational Strategies of the Black Middle Classes'. Presentation at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane. August 2012
      'Affective everyday multiculture: adult and children's friendships across social class and ethnic difference' (with Sarah Neal), AAG Conference, New York, Feb 2012

      'Generations of racism'. Paper presented at ECER, Berlin, September 2011.
  • Research Students:
    • Currently, I am supervising research students working on various aspects of home-school relationships, and choice of school.
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  • Vincent, C., Rollock, N., Ball, S., & Gillborn D. (forthcoming) 'Raising middle class Black children: parenting priorities, actions and strategies', Sociology
  • Rollock, N., Vincent, C., Gillborn D.,  & Ball, S. (forthcoming) ''Middle class by profession': Class status and identification amongst the Black middle classes', Ethnicities
  • Vincent, C. Rollock, N., Ball, S. & Gillborn, D. (2012 forthcoming) 'Being strategic, being watchful, being determined: Black Middle Class parents and schooling ', British Journal of Sociology of Education 33 (3), 337-354.
  • Vincent, C., Rollock, N., Ball, S. & Gillborn, D. (2012) 'The educational strategies of the Black middle classes' In Richter, M. & Andersen, S. (eds.) , The Politicization of Parenthood: Shifting private and public responsibilities in education and child rearing. Dordrecht, Springer.
  • Vincent, C. (2012) 'Parenting: Responsibilities, Risks, Respect' Paper presented at Professorial Lecture , London, IOE
  • Gillborn, D. , Rollock, N., Ball, S. and Vincent, C. (2012) 'You got a pass, so what more do you want?': Race, class and gender intersections in the educational experiences of the Black middle class', Race Ethnicity and Education 15, 1, 121-139 .
  • Rollock, N., Gillborn, D., Vincent, C. & Ball, S. (2011) 'The Public Identities of the Black Middle Classes: Managing Race in Public Spaces', Sociology 45, 6, 1078 – 1093.
  • Ball, S., Rollock, N., Vincent, C.,  & Gillborn, D. (2011) 'Social mix, schooling and intersectionality: identity and risk for Black middle class families', Research Papers in Education iFirst,
  • Vincent, C., Rollock, N., Ball, S. & Gillborn, D. (2011) The Educational Strategies of the Black Middle Classes. Project summary. London (IOE).
  • Vincent, C. & Braun, A. (2011) 'I think a lot of it is common sense. …' Early years students, professionalism and the development of a 'vocational habitus'', Journal of Education Policy 26, 6, 771-785.