Jin Jin obtained her PhD degree in Sociology of Education in March, 2018 from UCL Institute of Education. She passed her viva examination with no further corrections. Jin Jin holds a MSc. in Higher Education from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and a B.A. in Philosophy from Nanjing University. She studied at the University of Oxford as a visiting student from September to December, 2011. Jin is also an active media writer. She is a regular contributor to The Paper and between 2014 and 2017 she had a weekly column in UK Chinese, offering commentaries on updated world education news.
Research Interests and Experience
Sociology of Education, Education Policy Studies, Network Ethnography
Jin, J., & Ball, S.J. (2019). Precarious success and the conspiracy of reflexivity: questioning ‘habitus transformation’ of working-class students at elite universities. Critical Studies in Education. (IF: 2.080). doi: 10.1080/17508487.2019.1593869
Jin, J. (2014). Reclaiming humanities for ‘human sciences’: What can we achieve through a life story of working-class students at elite universities? In S. Cowan, T.H. Jin, L. Cowan, & Z.M. Pan (Eds). New Directions for Education in China (pp. 72-88). London: Institute of Education Press.
Yu, K., & Jin, J. (2014). Tuition fees and participation in Chinese higher education: the long march to marketization and massification. In H. Ertl & C. Dupuy (Eds), Students, Markets and Social Justice: Higher Education Fee and Student Support Policies in Western Europe and beyond (pp. 161-181). Oxford: Symposium Books.
Jin, J., & Ball, S.J. (Review & Revision). Meritocracy, social mobility and a new form of class domination. British Journal of Sociology of Education.
Jin, J. (2017, 25 August). Meritocracy and social mobility: Questions arising from a life story study of working-class students at elite universities in China. Paper presented at the European Conference on Educational Research, Copenhagen.
Jin, J. (2015, 18 June). Employing ‘outsider’ methodologies ‘inside’. Presented at the UCL Institute of Education Doctoral Summer Conference, London.