Professor Fazal Rizvi is a Professor of Global Studies in Education at The University of Melbourne, as well as an Emeritus Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.
He has worked in a number of academic and administrative positions in Australia and elsewhere, including Pro Vice Chancellor (International) at RMIT University and the Foundation Director of the Monash Center for Research in International Education.
He is currently a board member of the Asia Education Foundation and a fellow of the Australian Academy of the Social Sciences and Australia India Institute.
Through the 1990s, he edited the journal Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education.
He has written extensively on globalisation and education policy, issues of identity, difference and culture in transnational contexts, Indian higher education and Australia-Asia relations. His most recent books include: Globalising Education Policy (Routledge (2010) and Encountering Education in a Global Era(Routledge 2014).
He was a member of the Expert Working Group of ACOLA’s Securing Australia’s Future project Smart Engagement with Asia: Leveraging language, research and culture.