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Doctoral Student Profiles > Nicolas Stahelin

Nicolas Stahelin

TC Degree, Program & Specialization: Ed.D. International Educational Development (Latin America and Latino/a Education)

Geographical Focus: US, Latin America, Brazil

Advisor: Professor Regina Cortina

Previous graduate education: M.A. International Educational Development, Teachers College, Columbia University

Research and scholarly interests: Education and social change, teacher education, politics of educational reform, globalization, social movements, popular education, critical pedagogies; education for sustainability, critical environmental education; environmental studies and political ecology

Publications:
Stahelin, N. (in press). The promise and peril of the state in neoliberal times: Implications for the critical environmental education movement in Brazil. Environmental Education Research, Special Edition: Environmental Education in the Neoliberal Climate.

Stahelin, N. (under review). Ecologia Política e Educação para o Desenvolvimento Sustentável: visão crítica do Norte (Political Ecology and Sustainable Development in Education: Critical Views from the North). In C. F. Loureiro (ed.), Ambientalismo.

Recent Presentations
Stahelin, N. (April 2014). The promise and peril of the state in neoliberal times: Implications for the critical environmental education movement in Brazil. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Stahelin, N. (March 2014). A contested UNESCO Decade: The state, public schooling, and critical environmental education in Rio de Janeiro twenty years after Eco 92. Highlighted Panel, Education for Sustainable Development SIG. Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) 58th Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada.

Stahelin, N. (November 2013). Critical approaches to sustainability in peace education: Strategies and perspectives from political ecology. Highlighted Panel, Education for Sustainable Development SIG. Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) 2013 Northeast Regional Conference, Amherst, MA.

Stahelin, N. (June 2013). Bridging rural-urban divides through political ecology and critical education for sustainability in urban areas. Association of Environmental Studies and Sciences Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Stahelin, N. (March, 2013). Educao Ambiental, Sustentabilidade, e Cidadania Socio-Ecolgica no Meio Urbano (Environmental Education, Sustainability, and Socio-ecological Citizenship in Urban Contexts). Invited lecture at Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Stahelin, N. (May 2012). Environmental Education and the Sustainable Development Project: Redefining the Brazilian Nation-State in the Era of Sustainability. Latin American Studies Association International Congress, San Francisco, CA.

Stahelin, N. (September 2011). Cities, Globalization, and the Environment through the lens of Urban Political Ecology: Towards a more Integrated Understanding of Socio-ecological Power Dynamics. European Sociological Association Annual Conference, Geneva, Switzerland.

Stahelin, N. (March 2008). To Educate or to Mobilize? Convergence and Divergence of Interests in a Public School-CBO Partnership for Social Justice Education for Latino Immigrant Youth in New York City. Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) 52nd Annual Conference, New York, NY.

Stahelin, N. (October 2006). Translating International Education into Lasting Change in the US. Peace and Justice Studies Association (PSJA) Annual Conference, New York, NY.

Awards/Grants: 
2013 Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award: "Political Ecology: Critiquing Sustainable Development and Questioning Global Convergence in Environmental Education." Education for Sustainable Development SIG, Comparative and International Education Society (CIES)

Elihu Rose Fellowship, 2008-2009

Something special about TC: The International and Transcultural Studies Department has an incredibly diverse student body and amazing faculty. Learning about other students' research is always a fascinating experience and there are constantly new opportunities for collaboration. Being a part of Columbia affords access to many resources in a large and dynamic academic community.