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International & Transcultural Studies

ITS Workshops (Fall 2017)

This workshop series provides a venue for faculty and students from the Department of International and Transcultural Studies (ITS), as well as from other departments and institutions, to present scholarly research, to discuss work in progress and to further develop our scholarly community. The scope of the Workshop is, by design, deliberately broad and inclusive, ranging from work on large-scale educational policy to the study of micro interactions in the classroom. Meetings are organized around one presentation by faculty and/or graduate students (at all stages of study).

Students are encouraged to actively participate in the Workshop and as a rule, ask the first question to the speaker. An additional feature of the Workshop is to provide opportunities for professional development, including learning how to use new software programs, managing a dataset, or discussing a relevant topic for the field of international and comparative education.

The Workshop meets during the fall and spring semesters, and it is organized by Professor Oren Pizmony-Levy. Look out for the ITS Workshop dates in the Notes from Grace Dodge Hall weekly emails and for any further information on the Workshop, please contact Bridget Bartolini at

ITS Workshop Fall 2017 Schedule

Thursday, September 14 (5:00-6:30pm; 305 Russell)
Dr. Katerina Bodovski, Pennsylvania State University
Title: "Childhood and Education in the United States and Russia: Sociological and Comparative Perspectives"

Wednesday, September 27 (7:00-8:30pm; 332 Horace Mann)
Dr. Herve Varenne, Teachers College
Title: "On the arbitrary, instruction, and consequences: LOL!(?!)"

Wednesday, November 8 (7:00-9:00pm; 305 Russell)
Dr. Linda Tsung, University of Sydney
Title: “Building a Chinese Dream: Language Policy and Multilingual Education in China”

Wednesday, November 15 (7:00-8:30pm; 305 Russell)
Dr. Florian Waldow, Humboldt University in Berlin
Title: “Different Worlds of Meritocracy? Conceptions of Justice and Assessment in and of Schools in Sweden, Germany, and England”

Wednesday, December 6 (7:00-9:00pm; Location TBA)
Dr. Rachel Throop, Barnard College
Title: “The TFA Effect: Neoliberal Logics in the Rise and Fall of an Educational Reform Organization”


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