David Mills

Official Fellow

Associate Professor, Pedagogy and the Social Sciences and Director, ESRC Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership

Department of Education

PhD (London), MA (Florida), MA (Oxon)


David Mills holds an Associate Professorship in Pedagogy and the Social Sciences at Oxford University’s Department of Education.

David’s research interests include doctoral education, research ‘capacity-building’, and postcolonial African academic cultures. He has carried out research in East Africa and the UK. His published monographs include Ethnography and Education (2013), and Difficult Folk: A Political History of Social Anthropology (2008).

David’s research students use ethnographic methods to explore everyday educational practices and informal learning cultures within schools and universities. He welcomes enquiries from prospective students.

David is also Director of the ESRC Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership.