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In the Department of International & Transcultural Studies

Doctoral Student Profiles > Meghan M. Chidsey

Meghan M. Chidsey

Program: Anthropology & Education

Degree: Ph.D.

Previous Graduate Education: Master of Philosophy in Anthropology & Education from Columbia University (2013); Master of Science in Education, specialization in Urban Education, from the University of Pennsylvania (2010); Secondary Education teaching Certificate in Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania (2010); [Bachelor of Architecture with major in Anthropology from the University of Notre Dame (2008)]

Research Interests: Childhood and Higher Education; Elite Schooling; Gender/ Women’s Studies; Inequality; Identity; Historic Anthropology

Geographical Interests: India (South Asia); Sub-Saharan Africa; urban America

Selected Presentations:
Chidsey, M. (work-in-progress) Schooling Advantage: Cultivating Privilege at Elite Girls’ Public Schools in North India; Ph.D. dissertation

(2014) This Is Anthropology: The Self, the Other, and Research Methodologies. The Scindia School & Scindia Kanya Vidyalaya, Gwalior, India, MP

Chidsey, M. (2013). Re(Learning) Identities: War and Army Widows, Hostel Residents in Urban Rajasthan. Notre Dame, IN: Kellogg Institute.

Chidsey, M. (2012). Integrating Global Education into Science & Math Curricula. Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY.

Chidsey, M. (2011) War and Army Widows in Urban Rajasthan. American Anthropological Association Conference, Montreal, Canada.

Chidsey, M. (2011). Infusing Global Education into Science Curricula. PhilaScience Festival presentation, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

Chidsey, M. (2010, May). Africa’s Educational Predicament: A Comparative Examination of NGO-Government Relations in Sub-Saharan Africa. Master’s thesis presented at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

Chidsey, M. (2009, Nov). Teaching the Human Experience: Lessons from Ethiopia. Photography/photojournalism exhibit, African Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

Chidsey, M. (2009, Nov). Teaching the Science of Ethiopia. Paper presented at the African Studies Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Awards/Grants:

Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowship, India (2013-2014)   

Dean’s Doctoral Research Fellowship, Teachers College, Columbia University (2013-2014)   

Academic Year Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship: Hindi, Columbia University (2012-2013)

Arthur Zankel Urban Fellowship, Teachers College, Columbia University (2012-2013)

Summer Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship: Hindi, Columbia University

American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS): Hindi

Arthur Zankel Urban Fellowship, Teachers College, Columbia University (2011-2012)

Office of Residential Services Conference Scholarship, Teachers College, Columbia University

Minority Scholarship, Teachers College, Columbia University (2011-2012)

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS): Hindi, India

Summer Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship: Hindi, Columbia University, declined

Minority Scholarship, Teachers College, Columbia University (2010-2011)