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Charlotte D Rochez

Charlotte Rochez


MPhil Education Research Methods (Cantab)
BA History with Education Studies (Cantab)

Membership of Professional Bodies and Associations

FERSA (Chair)
History of Education Society (UK)
Canadian Society for the Study of Education
Canadian History of Education Association
Comparative and International Education Society of Canada

E-mail Address


Philip Gardner


Charlotte Rochez began her studies with the Faculty of Education in 2005 as an undergraduate reading History with Education Studies. She went on to complete an MPhil in Education Research Methods and is now working towards a PhD. Her research concerns the histories of home education and schooling at home with specific focus on England, UK and British Columbia, Canada from the 1960s to the present. This study is undertaken as a form of oral history. It explores the potential of online oral history and wider uses of the internet in research.

Charlotte is the chair of FERSA (2012-2013). She also supervises on the undergraduate Education Studies Tripos.

Research Topics and Projects

History of Education
Social capital theory and education
Historical relationships between popular thought, politics and education provision
Oral history
The use of the internet in research


Dougherty, J., Nawrotzki, K., Rochez, C., and Burke, T. ‘Conclusions: What We Learned from Writing History in the Digital Age’ in Jack Dougherty and Kristen Nawrotzki, eds. Writing History in the Digital Age. Forthcoming from the University of Michigan Press. Trinity College (CT) web-book edition, Spring 2012,

Blog: Researching the History of Home-based Education Blog