Josh Watters (PhD student)

Thesis title: Cosmopolitan capital and global citizenship: British international schooling in postcolonial Southeast Asia


I am completing a part-time PhD alongside working as a senior leader in a secondary school. I have been teaching in schools, both in the UK and overseas, for 13 years, as well as completing further studies during this time.

My research looks at British schooling in Southeast Asia (particularly Malaysia and Thailand). I am interested in conceptions of 'international' in British international schooling, including the acquisition of cosmopolitan capital and the promotion of global citizenship, and how these phenomena interact in a postcolonial space.


MA, UCL Institute of Education

PGCE, University of Cambridge

GRNCM, Royal Northern College of Music 

MusB (Hons), University of Manchester

Responsibilities & affiliations

LSE Southeast Asia ECR Network