MA in International Education

Faculty Speaker Series 2012 – 2013

Purpose: The Faculty Speaker Series gives students in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences in the Professions at NYU Steinhardt a chance to interact with program faculty in an informal setting, while learning about and discussing faculty members' current research.

Location: all Faculty Speaker Series talks are held at Kimball Hall | 246 Greene Street | 3rd Floor Conference Room.

Wednesday, October 24
12:30 to 1:30 PM
Cathryn Magno
Adjunct Professor, International Education
Associate Professor, Education, Southern Connecticut State University
Wednesday, November 14
12:30 to 1:30 PM
Cristian Pop-Eleches
Associate Professor of International Education

Monday, December 17
12:30 to 1:30 PM

Dana Burde
Associate Professor of International Education

Wednesday, February 6
12:30 to 1:30 PM

Cynthia Miller-Idriss
Associate Professor International Education and Educational Sociology

Wednesday, February 13
12:30 to 1:30 PM
Lisa Stulberg
Associate Professor of Educational Sociology
Wednesday, March 27
12:30 to 1:30 PM
Leanna Stiefel
Professor of Economics and Education Policy
Wednesday, April 24
12:30 to 1:30 PM
Jonathan Zimmerman
Professor of Educational History and History
HMSS Department Chair

 


Cathryn Magno
Adjunct Professor, International Education | Associate Professor, Education, Southern Connecticut State University
Wednesday, October 24
12:30 to 1:30 PM

Professor Magno has taught graduate courses ranging from nationalism and education and evaluation of international education programs at Teachers College to educational leadership and qualitative research methods at Southern Connecticut State University. She has also delivered numerous trainings in educational leadership abroad. Her most recent research project, resulting in a forthcoming book Comparative Perspectives on International School Leadership, involved cross-case analysis of studies from five country contexts of educational policy, preparation, and practice in the area of school leadership and contributes to the debate in comparative education regarding the extent and formation of institutional isomorphism in education.  Her specializations are in qualitative methodologies, gender, migration, and governance in education.


Cristian "Kiki" Pop-Eleches
Associate Professor, International Education
Wednesday, November 14
12:30 to 1:30 PM

Cristian Pop-Eleches is an applied empirical economist whose research area is international education and health. His work explores how the quality and type of schools and school inputs affect educational and labor market outcomes; the effect of access to abortion and birth control methods on socio-economic outcomes of children; and the socio-economic impacts of HIV/AIDS in Africa. His research has been funded by the Spencer Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the World Bank, and has been published in the AmericanEconomic Review, the Journal of Public Economics, and the Journal of Human Resources. Pop-Eeches is a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research and an affiliate of the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University in 2003.

Dana Burde
Associate Professor of International Education
Monday, December 17
12:30 to 1:30 PM
*Location: Pless Hall, 3rd Floor Loun
ge

Recent publications include: “Assessing impact and bridging methodological divides: Randomized trials in Countries Affected by Conflict,” in Comparative Education Review; “The effect of village-based schools: Evidence from a randomized controlled trial in Afghanistan,” NBER paper (with Leigh Linden); and “Preventing Violent Attacks on Education in Afghanistan: Considering the Role of Community-Based Schools,” in UNESCO, Education Under Attack: a Call to Action. She is an affiliate at the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University and the recipient of grants from the Spencer Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Institute of Peace, and the Weikart Family Foundation. She was recently awarded a Fulbright to Pakistan where she is on leave for 2012-2013. Dana's specializations include the effects of war on education and how to mitigate these effects; education and political violence; transnational advocacy, NGOs, and humanitarian action.


Cynthia Miller-Idriss
Associate Professor of International Education and Educational Sociology
Wednesday, February 6
12:30 to 1:30 PM

Among her publications are "Challenge and Change in the German Vocational Education System since 1990," Oxford Review of Education, "Dismantling the Nation, Debunking Pride: Discourse and Practice in German Civics Classrooms," Perspectives on Citizenship Education: Theory - Research – Practice, "Citizenship Education and Political Extremism in Germany: An Ethnographic Account," Political and Citizenship Education: International Perspectives , and "Rethinking Citizenship Frameworks: Education for Citizenship Practice, not Citizenship Status," Education in Russia, the Independent States and Eastern Europe. She is also the author of a new book on Blood and Culture: Race, Citizenship and National Belonging in a Re-imagined Germany. Specialization in citizenship and national identity, youth and ethnic conflict, political and ideological extremism, and civic and vocational education in international and comparative contexts.


Lisa Stulberg
Associate Professor of Educational Sociology
Wednesday, February 13
12:30 to 1:30 PM

Professor Stulberg's research focuses on the politics of urban schooling, race and education policy, affirmative action in higher education, school choice policy and politics, and LGBT social movements. She is the author of Race, Schools, and Hope: African Americans and School Choice after Brown (Teachers College Press, 2008) and the co-editor (with Eric Rofes) of The Emancipatory Promise of Charter Schools: Toward a Progressive Politics of School Choice (SUNY Press, 2004). She is the co-editor (with Sharon Lawner Weinberg) of Diversity in American Higher Education: Toward a More Comprehensive Approach (Routledge, 2011). She currently is working on a book with Anthony S. Chen, of Northwestern University, on the history and politics of affirmative action in college admissions. She also is working on a book for Polity called LGBT Social Movements. She received an A.B. from Harvard College, a Masters in Social Science (M.Soc.Sci.) in Cultural Studies from the University of Birmingham (in the U.K.), and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California at Berkeley.


Leanna Stiefel
Professor of Economics and Education Policy

Wednesday, March 27
12:30 to 1:30 PM

Professor Stiefel teaches courses in multiple regression and economics of education. Her areas of expertise are school finance and education policy, applied economics and applied statistics. Some of her current and recent research projects include: patterns of resource allocation in large city schools; costs of small high schools in New York City; effects of school organization on student achievement; racial test score gaps; measurement of efficiency and productivity in public schools; and segregation, resource use and achievement of immigrant school children. She is author of Statistical Analysis for Public and Non-Profit Managers (1990) and co-author of Measuring School Performance and Efficiency: Implications for Practice and Research (2005) as well as The Measurement of Equity in School Finance (1984), and her work appears in journals and edited books. She is past president of the American Education Finance Association, past member of the policy council of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM), and a current governor on the New York State Education Finance Research Consortium. She has been a consultant for organizations such as the National Science Foundation, the Education Commission of the States, the New York ACLU, and the Campaign for Fiscal Equity. She received her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1972), her AB degree with high honors from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (1967), and holds an Advanced Professional Certificate in Finance from New York University's Stern School of Business (1984).


Jonathan Zimmerman
Professor of History and Education | HMSS Department Chair
Wednesday, April 17
12:30 to 1:30 PM

A former Peace Corps volunteer and high school teacher, Zimmerman is the author of Small Wonder: The Little Red Schoolhouse in History and Memory (Yale, 2009), Innocents Abroad: American Teachers in the American Century (Harvard, 2006), Whose America? Culture Wars in the Public Schools (Harvard, 2002), and Distilling Democracy: Alcohol Education in America's Public Schools, 1880-1925 (Kansas, 1999).  His academic articles have appeared in the Journal of American History, the Teachers College Record, and History of Education Quarterly.  Zimmerman is also a frequent op-ed contributor to the New York Times, the Washington Post, the New Republic, and other popular newspapers and magazines.