Kristine Görgen

Before coming to Oxford I received BAs in Social Sciences from Sciences Po Paris and in Comparative Politics and South Asian History from Columbia University. Subsequently I completed internships with the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs in the German state Hesse and worked as a project assistant for Mercator Foundation, one of the biggest private foundations in the field of education in Germany. I also worked as a German teacher for the Goethe Institute in Chennai, India.

I completed the MSc in Comparative and International Education at the Oxford University Department of Education. Since spring 2016 I work as a research assistant at OUCEA, where I work on two projects; Assessment for Learning in Africa and Setting and Maintaining Standards in National Examinations. I was also part of the Organising Committee for the PISA Seminar 2016 and the 44th Annual Conference of the International Association for Educational Assessment.

For my DPhil research I focus on naturalisation tests- the teaching and testing of citizenship to immigrants wanting to become citizens. Dr Therese N. Hopfenbeck and Dr Liam Gearon are co-supervisors for this project. In the fall of 2017 I was a visiting researcher at the Migration and Diversity Research Unit of the WZB Social Science Research Centre Berlin.

I have presented my DPhil research as well as elements of the research projects I support as a research assistant in international conferences in the UK, Czech Republic, Germany, and the Netherlands.


Recent publications:

  • Isaacs, T., Gorgen, K. (2018). Culture, context and controversy in setting national examination standards. in ‘Examination Standards; How measures and meanings differ around the world’. UCL IOE Press
  • Opposs, D., Gorgen, K. (2018). What is Standard Setting. in ‘Examination Standards; How measures and meanings differ around the world’. UCL IOE Press
  • Hopfenbeck TN, Görgen K. (2017) The politics of PISA: The media, policy and public responses in Norway and EnglandEuropean Journal of Education, 52:192–205.

College: Green Templeton.