International Institute for Higher Education Research & Capacity Building

Professor (Dr.) Liz Jackson

Liz Jackson is Associate Professor of Education at the University of Hong Kong and Director of its Comparative Education Research Centre. She will join the Education University of Hong Kong in September as Professor of International Education.


Liz is also President of the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia, one of the largest and most international academic associations of philosophy of education. Liz has worked and/or studied in the United States, United Kingdom, Turkey, South Africa, and the United Arab Emirates. She has worked in Hong Kong for 8 years.


Liz has published over 100 journal articles, book chapters, and books in the areas of philosophy of education, global studies in education, and multicultural and civic education. A particular area of interest in her work has been how to deal with controversial issues and diversity in education, a theme of her first, award-winning book, Muslims and Islam in US Education: Reconsidering Multiculturalism (Routledge, 2014), and Questioning Allegiance: Resituating Civic Education (Routledge, 2019). She is currently working on her fourth book, Protesting Education and Identity in Hong Kong, which is based on her work over the last 8 years studying curriculum and youth civic engagement in Hong Kong.