Gert Biesta is Professor of Education and Director of Research in the Department of Education of Brunel University London and NIVOZ Professor for Education at the University for Humanistic Studies, The Netherlands. His work focuses on the theory and philosophy of education, education policy, and the theory and philosophy of educational and social research, with a particular interest in questions of democracy and democratization. Biesta is an associate member of the Education Council of The Netherlands (the advisory body of the Dutch government and parliament), and Associate Editor of the journal Educational Theory.