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International & Transcultural Studies

Spring 2020 ITS Workshop Schedule

Tuesday, February 4 (5:00-7:00pm, 306 Russell Hall)
Dr. Minati Panda, TC Visiting Fulbright Professor from Jawaharlal Nehru University
Title: Multilingual education (MLE) policy and the politics of ‘everyday’

Wednesday, February 26 (1:00-2:30pm, 306 Russell Hall)
Rodrigo Mayorga, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
Title: Entre la esperanza y la desesperanza: Citizenship education and student mobilization in a Chilean public high school

Tuesday, March 3 (5:00-7:00pm, 306 Russell Hall)
Dr. Naomi Moland, Professional Lecturer, School of International Service at American University
Title: Can Big Bird Fight Terrorism?


Thursday, March 5 (2:00-3:30pm, 306 Russell Hall)
Dr. Najeeb Shafiq, Professor of Education, Economics, and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh
Title: Are There Long-Term Benefits from Early Childhood Education in Low- and Middle-Income Countries?


Tuesday, March 10 (5:00-7:00pm, 306 Russell Hall)
Abbas Abbasov, Kevin Henderson, Daniela Kempf & Erika Kessler, Doctoral candidates, Teachers College
Title: Bringing the public to comparative and international education: Emerging trends in public opinion research


Tuesday, April 8 (5:10-7:10pm, 457 Grace Dodge Hall)
Dr. Jamie Schissel, Associate Professor, TESOL, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Title: Test consequences and the irrelevance of intention

Tuesday, April 14 (5:00-7:00pm, 305 Russell Hall)
Dr. Vidur Chopra, Bruce S. Goldberg Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Title: Doing good on the promise of refugee education: What refugee adolescents want education actors to know about ‘good’ education





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. 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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