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International & Transcultural Studies

Fall 2019 ITS Workshop Schedule


Tuesday, September 17 (11:30am-12:45pm, 306 Russell Hall)
Title: The Multilingual Reality: Living with Languages
Dr. Ajit Mohanty
, Chief Adviser, National Multilingual Education Resource Consortium, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

Thursday, September 19 (3:00-4:30pm, 306 Russell Hall)
Title: Occupying Schools, Occupying Land: How the Landless Workers Movement Transformed Brazilian Education
Dr. Rebecca Tarlau, Professor of Education and Labor and Employment Relations, Pennsylvania State University


Wednesday, September 25 (12:00-1:30pm, 306 Russell Hall)
Title: PISAdaptation: Nordic Version
Dr. Petteri Hansen, Postdoctoral Researcher, Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki

Wednesday, October 23 (1:00-2:30pm, 277 Grace Dodge Hall)
Title: Race and exclusion in a Higher Ed Niche
Dr. Grey Gundaker
, College of William & Mary

Thursday, November 7
(1:00-2:30pm, 306 Russell Hall)
Title: Educating in Life: Ethnographies of Challenging New Normals
Dr. Herve Varenne
, Teachers College

Wednesday, November 13
(3:00-5:00pm, 461 Grace Dodge Hall)
Title: Multiculturalism Within a Bilingual Framework: Language, Race, and Belonging in Canada
Dr. Eve Haque
, York University, Canada

Monday, November 18 (11:30am-1:00pm, 305 Russell Hall)
Title: Resilience and school perseverance of Inuit students in Nunavik
Dr. Tatiana Garakani
, University of Quebec

Wednesday, December 4
(5:30-7:30pm, 306 Russell Hall)
Title: Becoming Rwandan: Education, Reconciliation, and the Making of a Post-Genocide Citizen
Dr. Garnett Russell
, Teachers College



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

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