Visiting Scholar

Lærke Cecilie Anbert

PhD Fellow in Educational Anthropology, Aarhus University, Denmark

Lærke holds a M.Sc in anthropology from the University of Copenhagen, and a M.Sc. in Gender Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has previously worked as an external lecturer at the University of Copenhagen, Department of Anthropology. Lærke is is currently a visiting scholar at the Center of Studies in Higher Education (CSHE) at UC Berkeley.

Lærke is interested in the new social-justice oriented activism that is currently happening on campuses worldwide, such as student activists calling for so-called “de-naming” of campus buildings to avoid racist...

Marco Bitschnau

Doctoral student, Université de Neuchâtel

Marco Bitschnau is a Ph.D. candidate at the Université de Neuchâtel and research fellow at the NCCR – on the move. He previously studied Sociology, Politics and Economics at Zeppelin Universität (B.A., 2017) and Political Sociology at the University of Cambridge (MPhil, 2018).

Additional stays include a semester at Sciences Po Paris (Certificate in International Strategy summa cum laude, 2016) as well as internships in Berlin, St. Petersburg, and New York. He has been a lecturer at the...

Nelson Casimiro Zavale

Associate Professor, Faculty of Education at the Eduardo Mondlane University (UEM), and affiliate of the African Academy of Sciences

Nelson Casimiro Zavale is currently Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education at the Eduardo Mondlane University (UEM), in Maputo, Mozambique and an affiliate of the African Academy of Sciences. He holds PhD Degree (2012) in Educational Sciences (Sociology of Education) from Aix-Marseille University (France) and a Master Degree (2008) in Social Sciences, specialization in Education) from the same university. Before being Fulbright visiting scholar (2021-2022) at the Centre for Studies in Higher Education (CSHE), University of California, Berkeley (2021-...

Lin Cong

Doctoral Student, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Lin Cong is a Ph.D. student in school of education, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. She holds a Master’s degree in pedagogy from Sichuan University (2016). Her research interests focus on the coordinate development between University discipline ecology and regional industry, as well as internal discipline ecology management in universities, etc.

She has participated in the National Natural Science Foundation of China "Research on the Formation Mechanism and Promotion Strategies of Research Universities' Social Reputation" project. She has...

Hua Fan

Assistant Researcher, the Institute of Higher Education at Yunnan University in China (YNU), and the Deputy Director of Comparative International Education Center at Yunnan University

Hua Fan now is an assistant researcher at the Institute of Higher Education at Yunnan University in China (YNU), and the deputy director of Institute of Comparative and International Education Research(ICIER) at Yunnan university. He received his PhD in Education from Xiamen university in China in 2014. He has recently focused mainly on using the research tools of social science to reveal the inter-related causes of education quality and academic experience of students learning and research in interdisciplinary centers/ departments/programs in World-top universities,...

Xiaojie Fan

Doctoral Student, Fudan University, China

Xiaojie Fan is a 4th year Ph.D. student at Fudan University Institute for Higher Education. Before studying at Fudan, she worked at the Development Planning Office of East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST) which is one of the “double-world-first class” universities in Shanghai. The work at ECUST helped her understand the Chinese “double-world-first class” project policy deeply and the impact of governmental policy on the development of the higher education system in China. Her research interests at Fudan focus on the quality of graduate education and the political economy...

Mengyuan Zhou

Doctoral Student, Beijing Normal University

Mengyuan Zhou is a Ph.D candidate at the Faculty of Education, Beijing Normal University. She received her Master’s degree at the same University(2019). Her research is mainly about the history of American higher education. Now, her doctoral dissertation is focused on the rise of American graduate education.


1. Li, Z.J.,& Zhou,M.Y.(2020). The Argument Between Classical Curriculum and Modern Curriculum: A Historical Investigation Centered on 1828 Yale Report. Modern University Education, 36(04):76-83.

2. Zhang,B.X.,& Zhou,M.Y.(2019). Game of Interests and...

Maria Veronica Santelices

Maria Veronica Santelices, PhD, is an associate professor at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Department of Education. Her research interests include educational measurement and educational policy. In higher education, she has researched admissions to selective institutions both in Chile and in the United States, and college-going decision-making, transition to higher education, persistence and the impact of financial aid on educational outcomes. Her research has been funded by several competitive research grants and she is the author of two books about Higher Education in...