Welcome! [last updated 8 February 2018] I'm not very good at keeping this website up to date, so if you have any questions please feel free to contact me directly.


This website provides information about me and my research, my publications and scholarly activities. There is also a section with video and audio interviews, though there is also quite a lot on youtube nowadays. If you want to get in touch, please send an e-mail to gertbiesta@gmail.com Also feel free to contact me if you are looking for a copy of one of my publications (articles, chapters).


I am currently (2018) Professor of Education at the Department of Education of Brunel University London (0.8) and Visiting Professor (Professor II) at NLA University College, Bergen, Norway. Since April 2016 I hold the NIVOZ Professorship for Education at the University for Humanistic Studies, the Netherlands (0.2). Before this I worked at universities in Luxembourg, Scotland (University of Stirling), England (University of Exeter), and the Netherlands (Utrecht, Leiden and Groningen) and held Visiting Professorships at the University of Orebro, Sweden, Malardalen University, Sweden, and ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, the Netherlands. I am a former Spencer Post-Doctoral Fellow with the National Academy of Education, USA.


In January 2015 I became an associate member of the 'Onderwijsraad' (the Education Council of the Netherlands) for the period 2015-2018. The 'Onderwijsraad' is the main government advisory body on education (see here for more information). Since April 2016 I'm also scientific advisor to VERUS in the Netherlands.


I am currently co-editor of two book-series with Routledge: New Directions in the Philosophy of Education (with Michael A. Peters and Liz Jackson) and Theorizing Education (with Stefano Oliverio). If you are interested in publishing in any of these series please contact me.


From 1999 until 2014 I was editor-in-chief of the journal Studies in Philosophy and Education (Springer; ISSN 0039-3746). Since 2016 I am associate editor of the journal Educational Theory and since 2018 I am co-editor of the British Educational Research Journal.



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A picture of all the books I have published so far (as author, co-author, editor or co-editor).

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Gert Biesta

Latest [updated 8 February]


Hello. Thanks for visiting my website. It has been a while, but I have now updated the general information on this page, and the overview of books, journal articles and bookchapters, with quite a lot of new publications and quite a lot in the pipeline.


The overview of presentations is unfortunately not up to date. I'm in the fortunate position to present in many different places but am currently struggling to keep up with the information. There is some information on twitter, and you can of course always contact me if you have any quesitons about (forthcoming) presentations.


I am blessed with strong interest in my work from many places around the world. I do my best to keep up with e-mails, but am not always managing. Please accept my apologies for this.