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Sina McCants Mossayeb


TC Degree, Program & Specialization: Ph.D., CIE/Political Science

Geographical Focus: Middle East

Advisors: Gita Steiner Khamsi, Charles Tilly, Mirjam Kuenkler (Princeton University)

Previous graduate education: M.A., Near Eastern Studies from University of Arizona

Research and scholarly interests:  contentious politics of education equity, minority education, social movement theories in relation to educational movements, educational equity, globalization and education, education policy

Recent Presentation/Publication:

Co-Author with R. Shirazi. "Education and Emigration: The case of the Iranian-American community," CICE 9(1) 2006

"Cosmetic Nationalism: The Pahlavi Dynasty," Zeitun: A Journal for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, 1 (2002)

"Educational Ethnocide: extreme repressive education policy, its intent and impact" (seminar on political identities, Columbia University)

Awards/Grants: Departmental  Scholarship from Teachers College (2006-2007); Foreign Language and Area Studies Summer 2006 Scholarship (offered); Minority Student Scholarship from Teachers College (2005-2006)

Something special about TC: In addition to its rich history in comparative educational studies, Teachers College has maintained a receptive and encouraging environment for learning.  The faculty here are exceptionally supportive and interaction, a trait which any school of merit manifests.