Advisor: Gita Steiner-Khamsi
TC Degree, Program, Specialization and Year of Graduation: Ph.D., CIE/Political Science, 2001
Dissertation Title: Creating Community? PTAs in (Post) Conflict Zones
Description of your current position: I am an Assistant Professor of International Education at NYU. I have an affiliation with Columbia University's Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies. My research, teaching and consulting focus on education in emergencies, NGOs, community schools and on education as a tool for post-conflict reconstruction. The Spencer Foundation, the US Institute of Peace, and the Weikart Foundation fund my research.
Something special about your TC experience: Four things: colleagues, CICE, dissertation and academic advisor capture my TC experience. My advisor cultivated strong intellectual and social bonds among her students. Long discussions, whether in class or over dinner, wine, or exam preparation, honed our analytical thinking and motivation. Collectively starting CICE and individually completing the dissertation are the concrete results of these remarkable times.