Biography

Julia C. Lerch
Assistant Professor of Sociology

Ph.D., Stanford University, 2017
Sociology of education; global and transnational sociology; refugees, war, and emergencies; international organizations

Julia C. Lerch is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Irvine. She received her Ph.D. in Education from Stanford in 2017, her M.Sc. in International Development from the University of Amsterdam in 2010, and her B.A. in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford in 2008.

Her research centers on the impact of global and transnational processes on societies around the world, especially in the educational domain. Recent and ongoing projects include: a multi-method study examining the provision of education to populations affected by humanitarian crises, such as refugees; cross-national analyses of curricular foci on nationalism, rights, and diversity in education systems worldwide; and studies of the involvement of international organizations in the education sector.