Dr. Ee-Seul Yoon


Assistant Professor
Educational Administration, Foundations & Psychology (EAF&P)

Room 250 Education Building



Ee-Seul Yoon is assistant professor in the area of educational administration. She joined the Faculty of Education in summer 2016. Prior to coming to the University of Manitoba, Yoon was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her two-year fellowship was funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. During her post-doc, Yoon started a comparative research project on the marketization of public education in Canada. Her project focused on school choice policies in Vancouver and Toronto school districts. Specifically, she studied low-income parents’ and children’s practices and perceptions of school choice. Overall, her study indicates that low-income families do not have the same opportunities and means to choose schools in the public-school system. In addition, as a result of increasing school choice, public schools tend to be stratified and separate students by ability, race, and social class. As such, she brings these research experiences and expertise to her current research at the University of Manitoba. She currently has two projects in progress: first, Yoon is looking across Canada to understand the school choice phenomenon and its impact on educational equity; second, she is studying how low-income families in Winnipeg practice and perceive school choice. To see her latest publications, visit her academia.edu webpage.

2016 – SSHRC postdoctoral studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
2013 – PhD, University of British Colombia
2006 – MEd, University of British Colombia
2004 – MA, University of British Colombia
2003 – Hons. BA, University of British Colombia

Areas of Specialization:
Critical education policy and leadership
Sociology of education, Geography of education

Research Interests:
Educational inequality & inequity
School choice and education marketization