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Elizabeth Sumida Huaman

TC Degree, Program & Specialization: Ed.D., International and Transcultural Studies, International Educational Development

Geographical Focus: North and South America

Advisor: Ofelia Garcia, Hope Leichter

Previous graduate experience: B.A. Dartmouth College, Ed.M. Harvard University Graduate School of Education

Research and scholarly interests: Rural and place-based education, Indigenous education and language policy, Indigenous nonformal education (culturally-based and community-based education), Indigenous language revitalization and Native-language teacher training, Indigenous epistemologies and Indigenous research methodologies

Recent Presentation/Publications:

"Rethinking Indigenous learning spaces: At the cross-roads of formal and nonformal education in the Americas," co-presenter, Laura A. Valdiviezo (UMass at Amherst), World Indigenous People's Conference on Education (WIPC:E), 2008

"Tuki Allpa: A comparative study of Indigenous ecological traditions and Native language teachings to youth in Huanca and Pueblo Indian communities," Poster Session, American Educational Research Association (AERA), 2008

Awards/Grants: AERA/IES Dissertation Grant, Spencer RTG, Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS, Columbia) grant, Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS)

Something special about TC: Intriguing faculty, coursework and peers, a network of fast-paced, driven and connected individuals