Maria Balarin is a Senior Researcher at the Group for the Analysis of Development (GRADE), one of the main social research centres in Perú and the South American region. Her research focuses on the analysis and evaluation of educational and social policies. She holds a PhD in Education Policy from the University of Bath, an MA in Psychoanalytic Studies from the University of Essex, both in the UK, and a BA in Philosophy from the Pontificia Universidad Católica in Peru. Between 2006 and 2011 she was a postdoctoral fellow and then a Lecturer in the Department of Education of the University of Bath, UK, where she was associated to the Education Policy and Globalization research group. Her work has been published in edited books and international academic journals.
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