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Colleague from SEED recognised for her PhD thesis

(8 June 2017)

Congratulations to Dr Sophina Choudry from the Manchester Institute of Education (MIE) in the School of Environment, Education and Development (SEED), who is the recipient of two major prizes for her PhD, awarded in February 2016, and subsequent publications.

Sophina was awarded the British Educational Research Association (BERA) Doctoral Thesis Award 2017 for her PhD thesis entitled ‘Mathematics Capital in the Classroom and Wider Educational Field: Intersections of Ethnicity, Gender and Social Class’, for which she was supervised by Professor Julian Williams and Dr Laura Black.

This is the third time since 2013 that an MIE student/supervisory team has won this annual award, a significant achievement in such a highly competitive award process. Previous winners were Dr Stephen Rogers in 2013 and Dr Steven Courtney in 2016, both supervised by Professor Helen Gunter. 

The BERA Doctoral Thesis award recognises academic excellence and rigour in research by a Doctoral student.

Along with Professor Julian Williams, Sophina has also been awarded The Janet Duffin Award 2016 for their joint publication titled ‘Mathematics capital in the educational field: Bourdieu and beyond’. The award recognises the most outstanding contribution of the year to the journal Research in Mathematics Education. Sophina and Julian will give a lecture on their paper at the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics Conference 2017.