New research fellowship to address the school to prison pipeline in Victoria

Dr Sophie Rudolph

Our JYP network is thrilled to announce that our network co-convenor Dr Sophie Rudolph, Senior Lecturer, Melbourne Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne has  been awarded a three year DECRA research fellowship to explore school discipline and racialised exclusion:

Examining the social, historical and political effects of school discipline:

This project aims to examine the history and socio-political context of the school element of the ‘school-to-prison pipeline’ in Victoria through an examination of school discipline. This project expects to build vital knowledge of the relationship between school discipline and racialised school exclusion through historical accounts, policy analysis, interviews and focus group research.

Expected outcomes include new understanding of the social, historical and political effects of school discipline and new possibilities for strengthening school-community relations. This should provide significant benefits, such as improved opportunities for school participation, and enhanced local and international networks to address education equity.

As tweeted last night by our network co-convenor, Dr Diana Johns, Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Melbourne, we congratulate Sophie for the fellowship award and look forward to following her important research over the next three years.

Learn more about Sophie’s research fellowship here and follow our blog for updates on her research.