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Magno, Cathryn
International & Transcultural Studies

376 GDodge

Office Hours:
Tuesday, 2:00-4:00pm Wednesday, 5:00-6:00pm

Educational Background

Ph.D., Teachers College, Columbia University, 2000

Ed.M., Harvard University Graduate School of Education, 1996

B.A., Tufts University, 1990

Scholarly Interests

Comparative and international education, political sociology, human rights, migration, social movements, gender, governance, qualitative methodology

Selected Publications


Magno, C. (2013). Comparative perspectives on international school leadership: Policy, preparation 

     and practice. New York, NY: Routledge, Inc.

Magno, C. (2002). The new pythian voices: Women building political capital in NGOs in the Middle

     East. New York, NY: Routledge, Inc.

Journal articles

Magno, C. & Kirk, J.  (2010).  Sight unseen: Mining images of girls’ education.  Girlhood Studies 3(2),



Magno, C. & Schiff, M. (2010). Culturally-responsive leadership: Best practice in integrating immigrant

     students. Intercultural Education 21(1), 87-91.


Magno, C. (2009). Re-imagining a school leadership paradigm in the post-socialist context. European

     Education: Issues and Studies 43(1), 23-41.


Magno, C. (2008). Refuge from crisis: Refugee women build political capital. Globalisation, Societies

     and Education 6(2), 119-130.


Magno, C. & Kirk, J. (2008). Imaging girls: Visual methodologies and messages for girls’ education.

     Compare: A Journal of Comparative Education 38(3), 349-362.


Magno, C. & Silova, I. (2007). Teaching in transition: Examining school-based gender inequities in the

     post-Socialist region. Journal of International Educational Development 27(6), 647-660.


Silova, I. & Magno, C. (2004).  Gender equity unmasked: Revisiting democracy, gender, and education

     in post-socialist Central/Southeastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Comparative Education

     Review 48(4), 417-442.


Magno, C. (2002). Minding the political gap: The educational imperative of NGOs.  Current Issues in

     Comparative Education [Online], 5(1). Available at:

     /cm151.html [January 2003].


Gerson, J., Gubuan, D., Magno, C., Nakano, M., Newton, S. & Susa, F.  1997, Winter.  Codes for

     interpersonal and intergroup relations in a world of conflict and change.  Holistic Education Review,


Book chapters

Magno, C. & Kazimzade, E. (2014).  Women as school leader entrepreneurs in Azerbaijan.  In Asian

     educational leadership and leadership education, Jamaliah Abdul Hamid and Narcisa Paredes-

     Canilao, Eds. Diliman, Quezon City: University of Philippines Press.

Magno, C. (2007). Res publica revisited: Gendered empowerment in NGOs.  In The Agency and

     Structure of Women’s Education, Mary Ann Maslak, Ed. New York: SUNY Press.


Magno, C. (forthcoming, 2015). Educational leadership in global context. In Educational Leadership

     Perspectives, Norris Haynes, Sousan Arafeh and Jess Gregory, Eds. Lanham, MD: University Press

     of America.


McDaniels, C. & Magno, C. (forthcoming, 2015). Leadership and social justice. In Educational
     Leadership Perspectives
, Norris Haynes, Sousan Arafeh and Jess Gregory, Eds. Lanham, MD:
     University Press of America.

Policy papers

Magno, C. (2011). Systemic learning communities and social capital in the William Caspar Graustein

     Memorial Fund: A descriptive case study.  Hamden, CT: WCG Memorial Fund.


Magno, C. & Kirk, J. with UNICEF Division of Communications. (2009). Images of Girls and Girls’

     Education: ‘Re-viewing’ and Rethinking. New York, NY: UNICEF Publications.


Magno, C., Silova, I. & Wright, S. with E. Demeny. (2003). Open Minds: Opportunities for Gender

     Equity in Education in Central and South Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.  Budapest,

     Hungary: Open Society Institute.


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