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. Upon completing my undergraduate degrees I interned with the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs in the German state Hessen and worked as a project assistant for Mercator Foundation, one of the biggest private foundations in the field of education in Germany. Subsequently I 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.

For my DPhil research I focus on naturalisation tests- the teaching and testing of citizenship to immigrants wanting to become citizens. The current working title of my DPhil is Teaching and Testing Citizenship for Naturalisation- Immigrants’ Educational Journey to (good) Citizenship. Dr Therese N. Hopfenbeck and Dr Liam Gearon are co-supervisors for this project. I have completed my Transfer of Status in July 2017 and will spend the fall of 2017 as a visiting researcher at WZB Social Science Research Centre in Berlin.

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College: Green Templeton.