Juliette Torabian joined the Faculty of Humanities, Education, Social Sciences as a postdoctoral fellow in March 2021.
Before joining the FSHE, She has worked as a lecturer at Sciences Po Paris and as a senior international specialist with the UN and INGOs managing and coordinating multi-partner educational projects focusing on equality, quality, and equity in planning, policies, and practices across Central and West Asia, Asia and the Pacific, Eastern and Western Africa, and Western Europe. She has acted as the Secretary General of French Association of employees to the United Nations, the country coordinator of the International Council of Education for Teachers (UNESCO) to the EU, the representative of the International Bureau of Education (IBE-UNESCO) internationally and in Geneva international, and as a refugee camp manager with the UNHCR.
Her research interests include comparative higher education studies; social inequalities and mobility; educational/public policy analysis; social structural change; impacts of neoliberalism on education; gender and human rights, as well as participatory qualitative research.
At FHSE, Juliette works with Prof. Andreas Hadjar to coordinate and conduct research as part of the H2020 PIONNERED project. The project brings a consortium of European universities together to analyse pioneering policies and practices tackling social inequalities. Juliette received her Doctorate in comparative education (higher education) from Institute of Education, University College London (IOE-UCL), she also holds a master's in pedagogy and a master's in development practice (human rights/environment) from Sciences Po Paris. Juliette is an editorial board member at University of Michigan journal of sustainability and is a member of international Association of Universities (IAU-UNESCO), the British Educational Research Association (BERA), and the Eurogender expert network.