Dr Yangguang Chen, Professor of Education from China, joined the department in 2006 after 20 years of experience in academia at China’s universities. She did her bachelor degree in the English Language and Literature at Xiamen University 1978-1982, her master degree in Comparative Education at Hebei University 1984-87, and became a university academic at FNU 1982.
She was a visiting scholar at University of Philadelphia 1988-89; she was awarded the British Academy K.C.W Postdoctoral Fellowship in 1996 undertaking a post-doctoral research at University of Newcastle upon Tyne; she was a visiting professor at Goldsmiths, University of London 1997-1998, sponsored by the Chinese National Scholar Award; she was documented in Who's Who in Social Sciences of China in 1999.
Her research interest includes comparative education, curriculum studies, and citizenship education; her publications, which have appeared in both English and Chinese, including articles, monographs and books, are very well received in the educational community in China and abroad. She won the Overseas Research Scheme (ORS) Award and registered her PhD study in Educational Studies at Goldsmiths.
Since then she has extended her research into the field of educational bilingualism and focused her research on educational policy particularly with reference to issues of social inclusion and ethnic minority achievement. Besides, she works on BA in Education, Culture and Society programme, MA in Education: Culture, Language and Identity and the MPhil/PhD programmes. She is a member of the Centre for Language, Culture and Learning at Goldsmiths.