Prior to joining EdUHK, Professor Liz Jackson was Associate Professor at The University of Hong Kong, where she worked for more than eight years and served as Director of the Comparative Education Research Centre. She has experience working in the United States, England, Scotland, Mexico, Turkey, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, and New Zealand, and has conducted collaborative research on educational issues in Taiwan, China, Macau, the Philippines, Tanzania and Chile.
Professor Jackson works in the field of philosophy of education, focusing particularly on the diversity of human experience. She has published more than 150 articles, chapters, books, and special journal issues in the areas of multicultural and civic education, virtues and moral philosophy, inequality and social justice education, and global studies. Her first book, Muslims and Islam in US Education: Reconsidering Multiculturalism (Routledge, 2014) won the Research Output Prize at the University of Hong Kong and the Book Award of the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia. She also authored Questioning Allegiance: Resituating Civic Education (Routledge, 2019), Beyond Virtue: The Politics of Educating Emotions (Cambridge University Press, 2020), and Contesting Education and Identity in Hong Kong (Routledge, 2020), in addition to editing or co-editing several volumes on topics in educational philosophy and theory. She has won three General Research Fund grants, as well as other competitive research and development grants.
Professor Jackson serves as President of the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia, Editor of the book series New Directions in the Philosophy of Education (Routledge), and Deputy Editor for the leading journal in the field, Educational Philosophy and Theory. She has also played a leadership role in other international academic societies for philosophy of education and has consulted for non-governmental organisations in the Asia Pacific.