How first-in-family males transition to and experience Australian university life

Despite an emphasis on widening participation in the Australian university sector, the path to university is still precarious, particularly for first-in-family students. Males from low socio-economic backgrounds remain severely underrepresented in higher education. The central question of this research is “How do ‘first-in-family’ (FIF) males transition to and experience Australian university study in different locales and institutions?”. The main aim of the project is to understand the role that gender – interacting with low SES status and ethnicity – plays in FIF males becoming socially mobile.   

Garth Stahl, Ph.D. Senior Lecturer at the School of Education at the University of South Australia
Garth Stahl, Ph.D. Senior Lecturer at the School of Education at the University of South Australia.

Garth Stahl, Ph.D. is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Education at the University of South Australia and Research Fellow, Australian Research Council (DECRA). His research interests lie on the nexus of neoliberalism and socio-cultural studies of education, identity, equity/inequality, and social change. His is the author of Identity, Neoliberalism and Aspiration: Educating White Working-Class Boys (2015) and Masculinity and Aspiration in an Era of Neoliberal Education: International Perspectives (2017, ed. with J. Nelson & D Wallace).

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