Kristine Görgen

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 in the German state Hessen and worked as a project assistant for Mercator Foundation in Germany, one of the biggest private foundations in the field of education in Germany. Subsequently I worked as a teacher for the Goethe Institute in Chennai, India.

Before enrolling in the DPhil Education 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. Here I mainly support two projects; Assessment for Learning in Africa and Setting and Maintaining Standards in National Examinations.

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. I am particularly interested in issues at the intersection of assessment, policy, social justice and equity.

College: Green Templeton.