Aline Courtois is a Research Associate on CGHE’s global higher education engagement research programme.
Aline is a graduate of University College Dublin and Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. She previously worked at Hibernia College Dublin, Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Sciences Po Lille and the National University of Ireland under the NUI Dr Garret FitzGerald Post-doctoral Fellowship.
Aline’s PhD examined the education of Irish elites. Using a critical sociological lens, it detailed how class privilege is embodied individually and collectively through schooling and analysed the social construction of charisma, leadership and moral legitimacy in Ireland’s most significant private schools.
In 2014 she was awarded a National University of Ireland Fellowship for her project ‘The significance of international mobility in student strategies at third level’, which examined international student mobility as a risk management strategy in the current context of marketisation and professionalisation of higher education.
She has also been researching the casualisation of work in Irish higher education with Dr Theresa O’Keefe of University College Cork and is a member of the Research Network on the Transformation of the Elites (SEC, Uppsala University – CESSP/CNRS-EHESS, University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne).
CGHE research projects
- Local and global public good contributions of higher education: a comparative study in six national systems
- Internationalisation of higher education as a public good: a comparative study in four national systems
Recent select publications
- (Forthcoming) Educating elites: privilege and power in Ireland’s top private schools
Palgrave Macmillan, 2017
- (Forthcoming) The global ambitions of Irish universities: internationalising practices and emerging stratification in the Irish higher education sector
The making of elite universities and the production of elites, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016/17
- (Forthcoming) The casualisation of third-level teaching
Education Matters Yearbook, 2016-2017
- Internationalising practices and representations of the ‘other’ in second-level elite schools in Ireland
Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2015
- Precarity in the ivory cage: neoliberalism and casualisation of work in Irish higher education
Journal of Critical Education Policy Studies, 2015
- ‘Thousands waiting at our gates’: moral character, legitimacy and social justice in Irish elite schools
British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2014