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Departmental Website: https://www.education.ox.ac.uk/people/aliya-khalid/
Role: Departmental Lecturer and Junior Research Fellow in Education
Aliya teaches on the Comparative and International Education MSc programme at the Department of Education, University of Oxford, and she is a Junior Research Fellow at Lady Margaret Hall. Her research focuses on young people and families’ experiences of education in turbulent times She explores educational challenges and rehabilitation during COVID-19 and after the 2022 floods in Pakistan. Her current geographical focus includes ethnically diverse communities (Pakistani and Bangladeshi) in England as well as marginalised communities in Pakistan.
Aliya’s PhD explored the complexities of gender and international education, and her current work focuses on decolonising educational research practices and the experience of Southern-ness globally. Aliya’s specialist areas are parental, mothers’ and young people’s perspectives of and aspirations for education, and their own modalities of agency to fulfil their dreams.
Aliya publishes on the topics of Southern epistemologies and methodologies and teaches on related topics of decolonisation of knowledge production and the politics of representation. She is currently leading multiple projects in England and Pakistan focusing on girls’ education, gender experiences of education, mothers’ perspectives on educating their children, teacher educators, displaced peoples experiences in England and Pakistan.
Aliya's research interests include:
- Southern epistemologies and methodologies
- The capability approach and social justice
- Negative capability
- Deconstruction of the silence/violence binary
- Marginalised peoples’ perspectives
- Intersectional experiences of marginalisation including those related with gender, race, ethnicity, indigeneity, queerness, disability, class and caste (among others)
- Decolonisation of knowledge production and representation of the South
- Qualitative methodologies
- Theorising from the margins
- Area focus South Asia particularly Pakistan and Afghanistan
- Internal displacement
Aliya teaches: Comparative and International Education, Researching with the South: Decolonising communication practices in educational research.
Khalid, A. (2023). Mothers and their daughters’ education: a comparison of global and local aspirations. COMPARATIVE EDUCATION, 59(2), 259-281. https://doi.org/10.1080/03050068.2023.2186656.
Khalid, A., & Singal, N. (2023). Parents as partners in education during COVID-19-related school closures in England: challenges and opportunities identified by parents with Pakistani and Bangladeshi heritage. JOURNAL OF FAMILY STUDIES, 29(4), 1822-1846. https://doi.org/10.1080/13229400.2022.2098804.
Khalid, A., & Singal, N. (2022). Parents as partners in education during COVID-19-related school closures in England: challenges and opportunities identified by parents with Pakistani and Bangladeshi heritage. Journal of Family Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/13229400.2022.2098804 and https://ora.ox.ac.uk/objects/uuid:36691be4-5f94-4c5e-99b2-16438f74bb16.
Khalid, A., & Rose, P. (2022). “We look ahead where his thoughts never reach”: Pakistani mothers’ agency to expand educational opportunities for their daughters and the theorisation of negative capability. Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, 24(1), 98-117. https://doi.org/10.1080/19452829.2022.2090524 and https://ora.ox.ac.uk/objects/uuid:38335934-17f3-4050-8710-cb0dd00e8acc.
Khalid, A. (2022). The negotiations of Pakistani mothers’ agency with structure: towards a research practice of hearing ‘silences’ as a strategy. Gender and Education, 34(6), 659-673. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540253.2022.2027888 and https://ora.ox.ac.uk/objects/uuid:ec5fa3a9-b5d5-4311-a272-027584dd2502.