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Announcements > Dr. Juliette de Wolfe joins Anthropology faculty

Dr. Juliette de Wolfe joins Anthropology faculty

Dr. Juliette de Wolfe joined the Programs in Anthropology faculty as a lecturer for the 2014-15 academic year.

Dr. Juliette de Wolfe is an educator and researcher working with families and disability. She completed a bachelor's degree in Anthropology at George Mason University while working for Fairfax County Public Schools. She then pursued a master's degree in Special Education, focusing on the education of K-12 students with Emotional and Learning Disabilities. During this time she also worked in a Preschool Inclusion/Head Start class and served as a lead teacher in self-contained and inclusion classrooms for first and second grade students with disabilities. 

In 2013 Dr. de Wolfe received a doctorate from Teachers College, Columbia University in Anthropology and Education, studying various family and school-related issues surrounding children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. Her dissertation received the received the Outstanding Dissertation Award given every year by the Council on Anthropology and Education.  The book, "Parents of Children with Autism: An Ethnography," is forthcoming from Palgrave Press. She is also the author of "Working with Parents of Urban Learners with Special Needs. In Urban Special Education: The New York Experience." Christopher Yawn and Festus Obiakor, eds. Kendall-Hunt. 2013

Dr. de Wolfe has worked as an adjunct lecturer teaching Cross-Cultural Studies and Approaches to Literacy for teachers of children with special needs, and as the Assistant Director of a principal preparation program at Teachers College, where she also advised aspiring principals through their internships and taught a course on Intercultural Awareness in schools. Most recently she has provided special education instruction in Northern Virginia.

Scholarly Interests

Disability studies, special education programming, special education policy, autism spectrum disorders, family studies