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Dr Emma Rowe



Lecturer In Education (Pedagogy & Curriculum)


Faculty of Arts and Education


SoE Arts & Ed


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Doctor of Philosophy (Education), Monash University, 2015


Emma Rowe is a Lecturer in the School of Education, and the Global Education Program Coordinator. Emma teaches and publishes in a broad range of educational fields, including policy, sociology and pedagogy. She is an experienced teacher, with experience in the secondary school, vocational and university sector. Emma has a Masters and PhD in Education, from Monash University.

Emma draws on quantitative and qualitative methods to research education policy, privatization and the marketization of schooling within a global context. Her research is published in peer-reviewed journals, including Critical Studies in Education, Journal of Education Policy, Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education. She has published a full-length and solo-authored monograph with Routledge, entitled: "Middle-class school choice in urban spaces: the economics of public schooling and globalized education reform" (2017). Emma's research is interested in public and private divisions of schooling, consumerism and the economics of schooling. 

Emma's PhD was the recipient of the 2015 "Outstanding Dissertation Award" from the American Educational Research Association, Qualitative Research SIG. 

Prior to joining Deakin University, she taught at Monash University, and worked as an editor, freelance writer and secondary school English teacher. She has previously held leadership positions in secondary schools.

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Research for Educational Impact (REDI), Education Governance and Policy: Member

American Education Research Association: Member

Australian Association of Research in Education (AARE): Membership

Units taught

EPP207: Pedagogy (Unit Chair)

EPP406: Professional Identity and Curriculum Work (Unit Chair)

EXR781: Education Research Methodology (2015/2016) (Unit Chair)

EDX701: Research Design Development and Method

EDX707: Independent Research Project for Professional Practice (Supervisor)

EEG302: Place Culture and Teaching in a Global Context (2017, T3)

EPP102: Learning Teaching Communities (T2, 2017)


2015: “Outstanding Dissertation Award”, American Educational Research Association (Qualitative Research SIG).

2014: Publication Award, Monash University Education Faculty.

2014: Postgraduate Publication Award, Monash University Graduate Institute.

2011-2014: Australian Postgraduate Award (APA), Monash University.

2013: Postgraduate Student Grant, The Australian Association of Research in Education (AARE), Annual Meeting.

2013: Postgraduate Student Award, The Australian Sociological Association (TASA).

2011 Three Minute Thesis Award Winner, Monash University.

2007 Emerging Writers’ Grant, Deakin University.


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Middle-class school choice in the urban: educational campaigns for public schools

E Rowe

(2017), Vol. 20, pp. 945-958, Second international handbook of urban education, Berlin, Germany, B1


Middle-class school choice in urban spaces: the economics of public schooling and globalized education reform

E Rowe

(2017), Abingdon, Eng., A1


Politics, religion and morals: the symbolism of public schooling for the urban middle-class identity

E Rowe

(2017), Vol. 26, pp. 36-50, International studies in sociology of education, Abingdon, Eng., C1


Shopping for schools or shopping for peers : public schools and catchment area segregation

E Rowe, C Lubienski

(2017), Vol. 32, pp. 340-356, Journal of education policy, Abingdon, Eng., C1


Theorising geo-identity and David Harvey's space: school choices of the geographically bound middle-class

E Rowe

(2015), Vol. 56, pp. 285-300, Critical studies in education, London, Eng., C1-1


The discourse of public education: an urban campaign for a local public high school in Melbourne, Victoria

E Rowe

(2014), Vol. 35, pp. 116-128, Discourse: studies in the cultural politics of education, London, Eng., C1-1


The Australian middle class and education: a small-scale study of the school choice experience as framed by 'My School' within inner city families

E Rowe, J Windle

(2012), Vol. 53, pp. 137-151, Critical studies in education, London, Eng., C1-1


Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Success and Failure in Higher Education on uneven playing fields.

A/Prof Bernadette Walker-Gibbs, Dr Rola Ajjawi, Dr Emma Rowe, Dr Andrew Skourdoumbis, Dr Matthew Thomas, A/Prof Sarah O'Shea, Prof Sue Bennett

  • 2017: $15,000


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