Kirsten Locke is Associate Professor in the School of Critical Studies in Education at the University of Auckland. As a philosopher of education, Kirsten is particularly interested in the philosophical theories that underpin mass education systems and the ways these shape issues of gender equity and democracy in education more broadly. Her recent research has focused on women in academia and the ways in which women navigate the university landscape. Kirsten sits on the Executive Board of the innovative publishing platform for the Association of Visual Pedagogies, is Editor for the New Zealand Journal of Women’s Studies alongside three other feminist scholars, and has a long association as Associate Editor for the journal Educational Philosophy and Theory. She is also the Secretary and Awards Convenor for the New Zealand Association of Research in Education (NZARE) and was awarded the Early Career Research Excellence Award for the University of Auckland in 2016. More about Kirsten.