I am a 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. 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.