PhD in International Education

Anna Hillary

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Program: International Education

Research Interests: education social movements, community control of schools, alternative education, critical social theory

Principal Advisors: Carol Anne Spreen and Gary Anderson

Research Description/Bio:

Anna Hillary is a fourth-year doctoral student in International Education. Her research centers on education social movements, especially those which challenge predominant conceptions of learning and mobilize around radical systems of governance. She is currently examining education alternatives in Argentina, focusing on identity construction and the role of nature, art, and imagination in galvanizing social action and critical consciousness.

Prior to doctoral study, Anna taught at Facing History School, a public high school in NYC, and worked with educational, environmental, and arts organizations in the U.S., Argentina, and Mexico. She received a BA in Political Science and International Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MSed in Spanish Bilingual Education from the City College of New York. At NYU, Anna has served as instructor and teaching assistant for courses related to education, globalization, human rights, and international activism. She is the assistant editor of Psychology of Women Quarterly.