Professor Becky Francis Professor of Education and Social Justice, Kings College London
Her expertise and extensive publications center on social identities (gender, ‘race’ and social class) in educational contexts, social identity and educational achievement, and feminist theory. Her recently co-authored books include Identities and Practices of High Achieving Pupils (forthcoming, 2011), Feminism and ‘The Schooling Scandal’(2009), and Reassessing Gender and Achievement (2005) (all with Christine Skelton, and the former with Barbara Read); and Understanding Minority Ethnic Achievement: Race, Gender, Class and ‘Success’ (2007, with Louise Archer). She has also co-edited several readers on theory and practice in gender and education, including the Sage Handbook of Gender and Education (2006). Becky has been involved in the commissioning of social research via her work for the Economic and Social Research Council and British Educational Research Association, and contributes to the shaping of the field in social justice and education via her media work, and her role on a range of international journal editorial boards.