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Teachers College, Columbia University
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Columbia University
Doctoral Student Profiles > Toni Cela Hamm

Toni Cela Hamm

TC Degree, Program & Specialization: International Educational Development, Humanitarian Issues

Advisor: Dr. Lesley Bartlett

Previous graduate school education: M.A., Comparative & International Education, Teachers College, Columbia University

Research and scholarly interests: Internationalization of higher education; higher education policy and reform; Education in Emergencies; migration and education; Diaspora engagement in higher education


Cela Hamm, T. (2013). Am I My Brother’s Keeper?: Haitian University Students in Senegal. In L. Bartlett & A. Ghaffar Kucher (Eds.), Lives in Motion: Migration and Education in Global Perspective. New York: Routledge.

Ginsburg, M.; Rodriguez, J.; Edu Ndong, A.; Bourdon, C.H.; Cela Hamm, T.; Grajeda, E.; Sanyal, A.; and Tubman, W. (2012). Different Approaches Different Outcomes: Professional Development of Teachers in Equatorial Guinea. In M. Ginsburg (Ed.), Preparation, Practice and Politics of Teachers: Problems and Prospects in Comparative Perspective.  Netherlands: Sense Publishers.


Cela Hamm, T. (2013, March). Knowledge, utilization, and relevance of health, mental health/psychosocial, and legal services available for victims of violence. Paper presentation at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology. Denver, Colorado.

Cela Hamm, T.; (2012, May). Higher Education, Knowledge Production and Nation (Re)Building in Post-Disaster Haiti. Panel Presentation at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Caribbean Studies Association. Point-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe.

Cela Hamm, T. (2012, March). Emergency Education: The Role of Collaboration in Higher Education in Post-Disaster Haiti. Paper presentation at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology. Baltimore, Maryland.

Cela Hamm, T. (2011, Nov).  Am I My Brother’s Keeper?: South-South Cooperation Among Lesser-Resourced Nations. Paper Presentation at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association. Montreal, Canada.

Cela Hamm, T. (2008, Feb). International Development & Student Engagement. Panel Presentation at the 2008 Princeton University Symposium on International Development.  Princeton, New Jersey

Cela Hamm, T. (2007, Oct.). Education for Social Change. 2007 Poster Presentation at the Annual Conference on Development in Honduras.  Copan Ruinas, Honduras.   


U.S. Fulbright Scholar Award (2013-2014); Council on Anthropology and Education Presidential Fellow (2013-2014); Teachers College, Columbia University, Dean’s Grant for Student Research (2010-2011); Teachers College, Columbia University, Minority Scholarship (2010-2013); Phelps-Stokes Fund, Africa Development Fellow (2000-2001); Open Society Institute, Community Fellow (1999-2000)