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Professor Mario Novelli

Role: Co-Principal Investigator

Affiliation: University of Sussex

Twitter Profile: @novelli_mario


Mario Novelli is Professor in the Political Economy of Education at the University of Sussex ( ). He previously worked at the University of Amsterdam, and the University of Bristol, working across the disciplines of Education, International development, Geography and Politics. Drawing on the tools of critical political economy, his work explores the relationship between education systems and armed conflict; ii) the relationship between education and processes of globalization; iii) learning and knowledge production in trade union, social movements and civil society organizations. His recent work has focussed on issues related to the role of education in peacebuilding processes, with a strong interest in critical political economy approaches to researching issues in conflict affected context. He is the co-PI of the PEER Network, and is leading on the knowledge exchange and training dimensions.  Prior to becoming an academic he lived and worked in Egypt, Palestine and Colombia and has carried out research in a wide range of conflict affected contexts. He is the co-Editor of the journal of Globalisation, Societies & Education, a member of the board of trustees of War on Want (, and an active trade union and international solidarity activist.