These are abstracts of recently awarded PhDs which highlight new contributions to the field of international and comparative education. To submit an abstract, send your name, university, year awarded, thesis title, and abstract of no more than 350 words, to

Between Bureaucrats: Education and the Making of the State in Ghana

Sophia Friedson-Ridenour
University of Wisconsin-Madison

National identity and European integration in secondary education: the case of Slovakia

Jana Šulíková
London Metropolitan University, London, UK

Separate to Unite: the Paradox of Education in Deeply Divided Societies

Giuditta Fontana
King’s College London, London, UK