Elfert, Maren



Job Title

Lecturer (Assistant Professor)


King’s College London

EDST Degree/s and graduation year/s

PhD, 2016


Educational Studies – General


London, UK


I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the School of Education, Communication & Society at King’s College London. After achieving my PhD at UBC, I held a two-year postdoctoral position at the Centre for Global Citizenship Education and Research at the University of Alberta. I was a SSHRC postdoctoral fellow and a 2018 National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation postdoctoral fellow. When I started my PhD at UBC, I had already worked for over a decade at the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning in Hamburg. My doctoral research very much built on my professional experience as I wrote my dissertation on the history of the concept of lifelong learning in UNESCO. My research focuses on global governance of education and the influence of international organizations on educational ideas and policies.