Deborah J Safron

Areas of interest:  Social Class, Higher Education, Comparative-Historical Sociology, Culture.

After completing my PhD in Sociology at Michigan State University, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan and a Research Officer at the Institute of Education, University of London.

I am currently an Independent Scholar, researching social class and the cultural components of social reproduction within higher education contexts in Europe and America.  Currently focusing on the role of intellectuals in late 19th to mid 20th C. in the US and the UK, exploring why the adult liberal education movement was more strongly linked to academia and to the labour movement in the United Kingdom.

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