New Co-Chairs

Scott Davies and Jessica Rizk are the new co-chairs of the Sociology of Education Research Cluster.

Scott_Davies_imageScott Davies is Canada Research Chair in Data, Equity and Policy in Education, and Professor of Education Policy and Leadership at the University of Toronto. He was Professor of Sociology and Ontario Research Chair at McMaster University before joining OISE in 2014. His speciality is Sociology of Education. His research projects have focused on the impact of summer learning on achievement gaps, varieties of educational organizations, and trajectories of student achievement over several years. He is co-author of four editions of The Schooled Society and co-editor of Education in a New Society.


IMG_5741Jessica Rizk is currently a SSHRC postdoctoral fellow in the Sociology and Legal Studies Department at the University of Waterloo. She has recently defended her PhD in sociology from McMaster University, where she was also nominated for the Governor General Gold Medal Award. Her SSHRC-funded dissertation examined the impact of new digital learning tools on student engagement across Ontario school boards. Her research interests centre around the sociology of education, digital technologies, student engagement, inequality and qualitative methods. As a postdoctoral fellow, she plans to continue to explore the connections between education and new emerging technologies. Jessica is also a certified teacher (OCT) and brings with her over five years of K-10 classroom experience.