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Postgraduate representative

Beatrice Balfour recently finished her doctoral research, funded by CHESS and Derek Brewer Studentship (pass without corrections), in the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge. In March 2017, she joined the Universidad Nacional de Educación in Ecuador as an Assistant Professor. Her research is primarily at the intersection between the history and sociology of education. She is interested in how collective memory impacts on educational practices, with a focus on women’s work in early childhood education. She also studies the Reggio Emilia approach – a progressive educational philosophy for young children born in Italy after the Second World War. Beatrice has been an early childhood teacher for over three years, and has collaborated with organisations around the world, such as SexYOUality in Cambridge and Red Solare in Latin America, to promote social justice in education.