Dr Arathi Sriprakash

BA(Melbourne), BTeach(Hons)(Melbourne), MPhil(Camb), PhD(Camb)

Honorary Senior Lecturer


Phone: +61 2 9351 3793

Fax: +61 2 9351 5027

Building.Room: A35.921

Research interests

Educational history, sociology and philosophy

  • Sociology of education

Educational systems: administration, management and leadership

  • International and comparative education

Social structures, inequalities and social justice

  • Social change


socio-cultural diversity, pro-poor development, policy translations, ethnographic methodologies

Professional biography

Arathi is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney and is based at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Please see her Cambridge website for details about projects, roles, and publications.



Selected publications


  • Welch, A., Connell, R., Mockler, N., Sriprakash, A., Proctor, H., Hayes, D., Foley, D., Vickers, M., Bagnall, N., Burns, K., Low, R. & Groundwater-Smith, S. (Eds.). (2017). Education, Change and Society. (4th ed.), Oxford University Press: Melbourne.
  • Connell, R., Welch, A., Vickers, M., Foley, D., Bagnall, N., Hayes, D., Proctor, H., Sriprakash, A. & Campbell, C. (Eds.). (2013). Education, Change and Society. (3rd ed.), Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

Book chapters

  • Burns, K., Proctor, H. & Sriprakash, A. . (2018). Growing up. In A. Welch, R. Connell, N. Mockler, A. Sriprakash, H. Proctor, D. Hayes et al. (Ed.), Education, Change and Society (4th ed., pp. 21–42), Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Sriprakash, A. & Possamai, A. (2013). Hindu normalization, nationalism, and consumer mobilization. In J. Barbalet, A. Possamai & B. S. Turner (Ed.), Religion and the State: A Comparative Sociology (pp. 207–224), London: Anthem Press.
  • Proctor, H. & Sriprakash, A. (2013). School Systems and School Choice. In R. Connell et al (Ed.), Education, Change and Society (3rd ed., pp. 213–233), Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Sriprakash, A. & Proctor, H. (2013). Social Class and Inequality. In R. Connell et al (Ed.), Education, Change and Society (3rd ed., pp. 79–98), Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

Journal articles

  • Proctor, H. & Sriprakash, A. (2017). Race and legitimacy: Historical formations of academically selective schooling in Australia. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 43(14), 2378–2392. DOI:10.1080/1369183X.2017.1315859
  • Takayama, K., Sriprakash, A. & Connell, R. (2017). Toward a Postcolonial Comparative and International Education. Comparative Education Review, 61(s1), S1–S24. DOI:10.1086/690455
  • Sriprakash, A., Proctor, H. & Hu, B. (2016). Visible pedagogic work: Parenting, private tutoring and educational advantage in Australia. Discourse, 37(3), 426–441. DOI:10.1080/01596306.2015.1061976
  • Loughland, A. & Sriprakash, A. (2016). Bernstein revisited: The recontextualisation of equity in contemporary Australian school education. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 37(2), 230–247. DOI:10.1080/01425692.2014.916604
  • Sriprakash, A. & Mukhopadhyay, R. (2015). Reflexivity and the politics of knowledge: Researchers as 'brokers' and 'translators' of educational development. Comparative Education, 51(2), 231–246. DOI:10.1080/03050068.2014.996027
  • Turner, B. S., Halse, C. & Sriprakash, A. (2014). Cosmopolitanism: religion and kinship among young people in south-western Sydney. Journal of Sociology, 50(2), 83–98. DOI:10.1177/1440783311419052
  • Sriprakash, A., Possamai, A. & Brackenreg, E. (2014). Cosmopolitan tensions: Religious diversity in an Australian university . Australian Educational Researcher, 41(3), 227–242. DOI:10.1007/s13384-013-0123-y
  • Mukhopadhyay, R. & Sriprakash, A. (2013). Target-driven reforms: Education for All and the translations of equity and inclusion in India . Journal of Education Policy, 28(3), 306–321. DOI:10.1080/02680939.2012.718362
  • Sriprakash, A. (2013). New learner subjects? Reforming the rural child for a modern India. Discourse, 34(3), 325–337. DOI:10.1080/01596306.2012.717187