I am an incoming Assistant Professor at the Department of Social Policy, London School of Economics. I am currently a postdoctoral prize fellow in sociology at Nuffield College, University of Oxford, where I also obtained my PhD. I specialise in social and educational inequalities, gender disparity, cross-border policy diffusion, and the political economy of education and social sector reforms. My research primarily focuses on emerging and developing economies while I have experience working on advanced economies.
Hossain, Mobarak. (2023). Perceptions of key education actors towards PISA: The case of Scotland. Oxford Review of Education. Open access
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.