Ms Taryn Gabi De Kock
Tarryn de Kock is a researcher in the Inclusive Economic Development (IED) unit at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC). She has worked on a number of projects focused on education, privatisation and new modalities of education governance, and has contributed to the ongoing work of the MasterCard Foundation project based in the IED.
Tarryn previously worked at the Centre for International Teacher Education (CITE) (CPUT) as a researcher, contributing to a number of projects on teacher subjectivities and career governance. She has served as a Research Officer for the NECT Policy Dialogues and the Equalities in Public Private Partnerships (EquiPPPs) working group, and has led on her own projects including a UNESCO-IIEP study into the organisation and management of teacher careers. Alongside this, she was the editorial assistant for the South African Review of Education for two years.
Tarryn has a background in Politics and Anthropology (Rhodes) and studied Politics up to Honours level before taking up an MEd degree at CITE, where her research focused on language identity fostered through the teaching of English in Cape Town schools. She will continue with her PhD study in 2021, focusing on public-private partnerships in education and their implications for the changing role of the state in relation to its citizens.