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Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, HSPH; Jeremiah Smith Jr. Lecturer in Law, HLS


Policy makers, advocates and scholars have long concentrated on the importance of equal access to primary and secondary education as a foundation for a democratic and just society. Despite the growing importance of higher and specialist education in an increasingly technological and skill-focused global market, tertiary education has attracted much less attention. And yet, universities and colleges are epicentres of egregious disparities in access, which impinge on traditionally marginalized communities, such as racial minorities, migrants, indigenous populations, and people with disabilities. By drawing attention to this issue and assembling first-rate material from scholars and policy makers across the globe, this book performs an invaluable service for those interested in understanding and fighting a highly significant violation of educational opportunity and social justice.


Matache, Margareta, Tanja Jovanovic, Simona Barbu, and Jacqueline Bhabha. "Family Sacrifice, Faltering Systems." A Better Future: The Role of Higher Education for Displaced and Marginalised People. Ed. Jacqueline Bhabha, Wenona Giles, and Faraaz Mahomed. Cambridge University Press, 2020.