BAICE is pleased to announce that Elaine Unterhalter will serve as the association President for the 2012-13 academic year.
Elaine is Professor of Education and International Development at the University of London Institute of Education. She works on themes concerned with gender, race and class inequalities and their bearing on education. Her specialist interests are in the capability approach and human development and education in Africa, having worked in a number of African countries.
Her current concerns are with education, poverty and global social justice, higher education and global inequality. Elaine is particularly interested in the implementation of policies linked to global policy frameworks and thinking about what will replace the MDGS. Through being involved with BAICE, she hopes to help raise the profile of those who work on the tensions between global and local aspirations, including: what might replace the MDGs after 2015;how to think about measuring and evaluating education, and;how to position gender and girls’ education in wider discussions of rights.
During her time as President, Elaine hopes to make connections with others who work in education but are reaching out beyond their field of specialist knowledge. In particular, she hopes to help build on well established links between education, economics and anthropology, and enhance these by discussions with colleagues working in fields such as health, nutrition, sustainability, politics, ethics and cultural studies.
As President of BAICE, Elaine will deliver the BAICE Presidential Address at the 2013 UKFIET Conference at Oxford in September.