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2022-2023 Education Policy Dissertation Research Fellowship Winners

Winners of the 2022 – 2023

EPSA Education Policy Dissertation Research Fellowships

 

Abbas Abbasov, Ph.D Candidate

International & Comparative Education

International & Transcultural Studies Department

The unfolding disaster on college and university campuses in Hong Kong, Johannesburg, and New York City: Examining higher education policy making amidst the Covid-19 pandemic

 

Saloni Gupta, Ph.D Candidate

Economics & Education

Education Policy & Social Analysis Department

Can innovation be taught in schools? Experimental evidence from India

 

Kamiya Kumar, Ph.D Candidate

Social Studies Education

Arts & Humanities Department

Shaping Educational Policies through Student Voices

 

Paula Mantilla-Blanco, Ph.D Candidate

International & Comparative Education

International & Transcultural Studies Department

Education through Memory Sites: Youth and the (Im)Possibility of Peace in Colombia

 

Isabela Munevar, Ph.D Candidate

Economics & Education

Education Policy & Social Analysis Department

Catholic Schools: academic achievement and gender gaps. Evidence from Chilean school lottery

 

Sara Sands, Ph.D Candidate

Politics & Education

Education Policy & Social Analysis Department

Teachers as Leaders: Evaluating the Impact of Teacher Leadership on NYC Schools

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS!

The Education Policy Dissertation Research Fellowship is open to TC students, regardless of their department or program, whose dissertation research has the potential to inform societal efforts to improve educational opportunity, achievement, or equity. This research should be focused on an important policy issue at any level of government, reflect potential for policy utility, and show a strong likelihood of being accepted in the most well-respected journals. Our view of policy relevance is a broad one, encompassing research that affects policy indirectly by shifting public understanding of societal challenges and opportunities for effective intervention.



EPSA Education Policy Dissertation Research Fellowships

Winners of the 2021 – 2022

 

Leana Cabral, Ph.D Candidate

Sociology & Education

Department of Education Policy & Social Analysis

Black Education Amid COVID & Historical Narratives on Antiblackness

 

Corrine Kentor, Ph.D Candidate

Anthropology & Education

Department of International & Transcultural Studies

Immigration and Higher Education: Examining the High-School-to-College Transition for Mixed-Status Families in Los Angeles, CA

 

Erika Kessler, Ph.D Candidate

International & Comparative Education

Department of International & Transcultural Studies

The School Strikes for Climate Change: Why are youth protesting schools?

 

Matthew Kautz, Ph.D Candidate

History & Education

Department of Arts & Humanities

Punishing Promise: School Discipline and Carceral Expansion 

during the Era of Desegregation

 

Abbey Keener, Ph.D Candidate

Sociology & Education

Department of Education Policy & Social Analysis

Sociospatial Boundaries in the Suburbs: How housing policy works to make and remake educational segregation across the suburban landscape

 

Tiana Moore, Ph.D Candidate

Developmental Psychology

Department of Human Development

Residential Mobility and Historical  Discriminatory Housing Policy’s Influence on Contemporary Child Health and Cognition

EPSA's Statement in support of AAPI Communities

In the aftermath of the shooting that took place last Tuesday evening in and around Atlanta, GA, the Department of Education Policy and Social Analysis at Teachers College (EPSA) stands in solidarity with the Asian, Asian-American, and Pacific Islander community, at Teachers College and across the country. Our hearts go out to the families and friends of the eight victims. The rise over the past year in racially motivated violence, especially violence against the Asian community, has been deeply disturbing. We’d like to amplify Teachers College President Tom Bailey’s message from last week, and also reaffirm our commitment, as a department, to the work of anti-racism.  

In a year where we have seen so much loss, so much violence, and so much upheaval, it is important to acknowledge that the diversity of our community, our Asian and Asian-American members, our Black members, our Latinx members, and so many more, makes us better people and more engaged scholars. We are richer for having a community that reflects the many different stories of the human experience.  We hope we can be a part of creating and educating a world in which marginalized communities can move about safely, without fear, and with the comfort of knowing we support and value them.


We invite the EPSA community to review the resources below to join the fight against AAPI hate, and to support AAPI communities and their members during this time.

 

Justice and Care for the AAPI community:

Stop AAPI Hate https://stopaapihate.org/  

The center tracks and responds to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning, and child bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.


Asian Americans for Equality https://www.aafe.org/donate 

Through community development, Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE) advances racial, social and economic justice for Asian Americans and other systematically disadvantaged communities, guided by our experiences as Asian Americans and our commitment to civil rights.


Womankind https://www.iamwomankind.org/

Womankind works with survivors of gender-based violence to rise above trauma and build a path to healing. We bring critical resources and deep cultural competency to help Asian communities find refuge, recovery, and renewal.


Student Health and Wellness Resources:

EPSA Virtual Cafe https://spatial.chat/s/epsacafe The EPSA Student Advisory Council has created a virtual space for us to work, study, and chat with one another while we are virtual, and to connect over other social justice topics.

TC Student Support & Counseling: https://www.tc.columbia.edu/studentwellness/about/student-support--counseling/

Columbia Virtual Support Groups https://health.columbia.edu/content/support-groups

 

Aaron M. Pallas, Chair, Department of Education Policy and Social Analysis (EPSA)

On behalf of the faculty, staff and students of EPSA

Teachers College, Columbia University

A Statement from the Faculty and Staff of EPSA

To members of the EPSA community:

The events of the past week have been a shocking reminder of the prevalence of racism, discrimination, and violence towards Black people in the US. The murder of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis last week is just the latest instance of lethal violence directed at Black people. Many other acts of violence towards Black people, some publicized and others not, have preceded it. It is sickening, and we are outraged at the continuing toll on the Black community.

As a community, EPSA acknowledges the history of white privilege that allows white people to move, speak, and live their lives without fear of violence, while simultaneously abridging the freedoms of people of color to do so. As scholars of education policy and social analysis, we are keenly aware of the deep roots of systemic racism that has led to educational inequalities, unequal health outcomes, and disparate experiences with the criminal justice system. Our platform as researchers, scholars, and engaged citizens gives us the opportunity to educate ourselves and others about anti-Black racism, its sources, and strategies for limiting its pernicious reach. We resolve to work together with our students to explore ways that EPSA can better support this critical work.

To our Black students, alumni, and friends, we see you, we hear you, and we want to support and be with you in your studies, your work, and your lives. To all our friends and colleagues, we are counting on you to join us in an interracial fight for a more just society free of racial bias and unequal treatment. This fight can and will take many forms, and we must press it at every turn.

Aaron M. Pallas, Chair, Department of Education Policy and Social Analysis (EPSA)
On behalf of the faculty and staff of EPSA
Teachers College, Columbia University

Education Policy Dissertation Research Fellowships

Winners of the 2020 – 2021
EPSA Education Policy Dissertation Research Fellowships

 Jill Bloomberg, Ph.D. Candidate
Program in Politics and Education
Department of Education Policy & Social Analysis
Principals and the Path to Equity in Diverse Schools: Sensemaking of Policy, Reputation and Race

Maya Escueta, Ph.D. Candidate
Program in Economics and Education
Department of Education Policy & Social Analysis
The Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma: The Effect of a Mother's Childhood Exposure to Armed Conflict 

Ashley Macquarrie-Tomey, Ph.D. Candidate
Program in Politics and Education
Department of Education Policy & Social Analysis
Reform by Another Name: Analyzing & Understanding Multisector Educational Public-Private Partnerships as a Vehicle for Reform

Soumya Mishra, Ph.D. Candidate
Program in Education Policy
Department of Education Policy & Social Analysis
Promise versus Practice:
Formulation and Implementation of a Higher Education Policy in India

Atsuko Muroga, Ph.D. Candidate
Program in Economics and Education
Department of Education Policy & Social Analysis
Evaluating the Costs, Benefits, and Returns on Education of A City-Led Preschool Initiative 

Carolina Snaider, Ed.D. Candidate
Program in Curriculum and Teaching
Department of Curriculum and Teaching
The Appropriateness of Gender Policies in Early Childhood Education: How Kindergarten Teachers Understand and Put in Practice Gender-Inclusive Policies 

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS!

The Education Policy Dissertation Research Fellowship is open to TC students, regardless of their department or program, whose dissertation research has the potential to inform societal efforts to improve educational opportunity, achievement, or equity. This research should be focused on an important policy issue at any level of government, reflect potential for policy utility, and show a strong likelihood of being accepted in the most well-respected journals. Our view of policy relevance is a broad one, encompassing research that affects policy indirectly by shifting public understanding of societal challenges and opportunities for effective intervention.

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