Dr. Sonia Languille is a Team Manager with the Education Program at Open Society Foundations, one of the largest philanthropic organizations in the world. She works on issues related to the strengthening of public education systems. Between 2017 and 2020, she co-led OSF’s Higher Education Support Program and managed portfolios to support refugees’ access to higher education and knowledge production in the global South. She is also a research fellow at the Centre for Education and International Development at University College London. Her research interests center on the relationship between the state and the market in education, and more generally, on the political economy of education finance in sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to joining Open Society, Sonia worked for various aid agencies in the fields of state reform, public finance and education policy. Sonia holds two masters in development economics and international affairs from the Sorbonne and a PhD in development studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London).