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Assistant Professor in Sociology of Education, Durham University

Anna Llewellyn is an Assistant Professor of Education, whose work sits at the intersection of educational, sociology, and cultural studies. She is primary concerned with examining constructions of childhood and youth within society and culture, and interrogating how these come to be accepted as the norm. She has a philosophical take on sociology and culture and uses social theory to inform her analysis.

Anna has a strong interest in equality, diversity and inclusion, and uses her research to support marginalized groups. Other research areas include: discourses, normalisation, childhood, youth, gender and sexuality, policy, mathematics education, feminist and qualitative research.

Anna is currently programme director for the Education Studies undergraduate programme. She convenes the module Constructing Childhood and Youth which draws upon her research activities, and an inter-disciplinary approach to education. She also works on several MA modules, including Critical Perspectives in Education. She supervises numerous dissertation students on the MA Education and Education Studies degrees, as well as supervising doctoral candidates.

Anna is a recipient of an Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award at Durham University.

Anna is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


  • –present
    Teaching Fellow in Sociology of Education, Durham University


  • 2015 
    Durham University, PhD Sociology of Education