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Agnès Van Zanten

Sociologist, research director at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and director of the Réseau Analyse Pluridisciplinaire des Politiques Educatives (RAPPE), both in Paris

Agnès Van Zanten is a sociologist and research director at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). She works as part of the Observatoire Sociologique du Changement, a research laboratory associated to the CNRS that forms part of the Paris's Political Studies Institute. She is director of the CNRS's Réseau Analyse Pluridisciplinaire des Politiques Educatives (RAPPE), where she promotes research projects and seminars that involve researchers from France and abroad, as well as young PhD students. She is a member of the strategic committee at France's national research agency and editor of the "Education and Society" collection for Presses Universitaires de France.
She is also responsible for the French Sociology Association's "Training and Education Sociology" subject network and member of the Editorial Board for a number of scientific studies, both in France and abroad. She is also a member of the Editorial Boards of a range of journals: Education et sociétés, Educaçao e Sociedade, European Educational Research Journal, Recherches Sociologiques and Revue française de pédagogie.
Her main areas of interest in terms of research are related to the construction of inequalities and segregations in schools, local educational dynamics, educational policies, comparison of local and national educational systems, and educational sociology research theories, methods, dissemination and reception.
She has published a number of works on her research, over the last five years in particular: Les classes moyennes, l'école et la ville : la reproduction renouvelée, Les nouveaux enseignants. Changeront-ils l'école ?, New Modes of Reproducing Social Inequality in Education: the changing role of parents, teachers, schools and educational policies, Competition and interaction between research knowledge and state knowledge in policy steering in France, La construction des politiques d'éducation : de la centralisation à la délégation au local, Les effets de la compétition sur les logiques d'action des établissements d'enseignement dans six contextes locaux européens, or Les choix scolaires dans la banlieue parisienne : défection, prise de parole et évitement de la mixité.

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