Dr Jan Etienne

Associate Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy

Jan Etienne smDr Jan Etienne is an Associate Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy at Birkbeck, University of London. She is the Assistant Programme Director for the BSc Social Science in the Department of Geography, Environment and Development Studies. She is the Convenor of the BSc Social Science and Community Development and Public Policy Dissertations Workshop programme.

Jan has taught modules on a range of programme areas, including: ‘Strategies and Development in a Changing Environment’ (MSc in Voluntary and Community Sector Studies); ‘Sociological Approaches to Social Conflict’ (BSc Social Science); ‘Social Justice’ (BSc Community Development and Public Policy).  In addition, Jan teaches modules in ‘Sociology’ and ‘Introductions: Understanding the Social World’ on the Higher Education Introductory Studies certificate programme.

Jan is a graduate of the School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol and co-author of: Black Managers in Further Education (2006: in Educational Management, Administration and Leadership, Vol. 34, No., 1. pp. 9 – 28. Sage); Beyond the home: informal learning and community practice for older women, in Jackson (ed) (2010) Innovations in lifelong learning: critical perspectives on diversity, participation and vocational learning, London: Routledge; Lifelong learning in later years: choices and constraints for older women, in Jackson et al (2011) Gendered choices: Learning, Work, Identities in Lifelong Learning, Dordrecht: Springer Academic Press.

In 2008, Jan was the recipient of the Michael Stephens award to support her research into lifelong learning and first generation African Caribbean Women.