I am an incoming postdoctoral prize fellow in sociology at Nuffield College, University of Oxford. I specialise in social and educational inequalities, gender disparity, cross-border policy diffusion, the political economy of development, and mental health. While my research primarily focuses on low- and middle-income countries, I have also experience conducting research on the US and UK. Besides, my regional expertise includes South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. My research has appeared in Sociology of Education, Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, International Journal of Educational Development, and SSM - Mental Health.

Email: mobarak.hossain[at]nuffield.ox.ac.uk

Brief CV

Hossain, Mobarak. (2022). Diffusing "destandardization" reforms across educational systems in low- and middle-income countries: the case of the World Bank, 1965 to 2020. Sociology of Education. Open access

  • Barnett Prize for Best Paper, Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford.


Hossain, Mobarak. (2021). Does Greater Community Involvement Mean More Parent-Teacher Interaction? Evidence from Seven Developing Countries. International Journal of Educational Development, 83, 102378. link pre-print


Hossain, Mobarak. (2021). Gender Differences in Experiencing Coronavirus-Triggered Economic Hardship: Evidence from Four Developing Countries. Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 71, 100555. link free access


Hossain, Mobarak. (2021). Unequal Experience of COVID-Induced Remote Schooling in Four Developing Countries. International Journal of Educational Development, 85, 102446. open access pre-print


Hossain, Mobarak. (2021). COVID-19 and gender differences in mental health in low- and middle-income countries: Young working women are more vulnerable. SSM - Mental Health, 100039. open access

  • Graduate Student Paper Award, Sociology of Mental Health Section, American Sociological Association.