DR Sophie Rudolph

DR Sophie Rudolph




  • As a non-Indigenous Australian, I have had a long-standing interest in exploring issues of social justice, diversity and equity in education and, in particular, the impact that colonial history has on present day inequalities in Australia. These interests frame my teaching and research practices. My research includes sociological and historical examinations of education and investigates issues of curriculum, pedagogy and politics in education, policy and practice. My work is informed by critical and post-structuralist theories and aims to offer opportunities for working towards social change.   


Selected publications


Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2016
  • M Ed, University of Melbourne 2012
  • Grad Dip Ed, Monash University 2006
  • BA, Monash University 2005

Awards and honors

  • Early Career Conference Paper award - International Standing Committee on the History of Education (ISCHE), 2017
  • Chancellors Prize for Excellence in the PhD thesis - University of Melbourne, 2016
  • Doctoral Research Prize - MGSE, 2016


Available for supervision

  • Y