Pr. Eric Mangez
Eric Mangez is Professor of sociology at the University of Louvain-La-Neuve, and a former visiting researcher at the University of Edinburgh. He is the former co-director of an FP6 integrated project funded by the European Commission, investigating the role of knowledge in the European Governance of Education. He is currently coordinating a collaborative research project titled “Living Together in an uncertain world. What role for the School?”. As lead editor of the European Educational Research Journal, he developed a particular interest in the Europeanization / globalization of education and education policy. His current work focuses on the sociology of Niklas Luhmann and its relevance for the field of education and education policies in a global context. His earlier work dealt in particular with the sociology of the curriculum, education policies and family-school relations. He is the co-author of Bourdieu’s Theory of Social Fields (Sage) and co-editor of the 2014 World Yearbook of Education. He is a founding member of the European network “Sociologies of Education” in the European Educational Research Association.