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PhD Job Market Candidates, 2017-2018

Area: Social Sciences, Humanities, and Interdisciplinary Policy Studies in Education (SHIPS)

Dissertation Title: Diversity as a Resource in an Elite Public School: A 21st Century Paradox

Research Interests: race and ethnicity, learning and identity, social interaction, access and equity, conceptions of intelligence, power and legitimacy, community and belonging; contextual analysis of opportunity/achievement gaps, high-achieving and affluent learning environments


Area: Curriculum Studies and Teacher Education (CTE)

Dissertation Title: Productive Struggle: The Instructional Scaffolds of Exemplary Reading Teachers of Middle School Emergent Bilinguals

Research Interests: literacy instruction, literacy development, emergent bilinguals, bilingual education, classroom discussion, elementary school, middle school, Teacher education, Professional Development


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Area: Social Sciences, Humanities, and Interdisciplinary Policy Studies in Education (SHIPS)

Dissertation Title: Making Americans: Schooling, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Twenty-first Century

Research Interests: school socialization, national identity, race/ethnicity, language, inequality, belonging and inclusion, immigration and assimilation


Area: Curriculum Studies and Teacher Education (CTE)

Dissertation Title: Fighting "Bad" Science in the Information Age: Misinformation and Improving Students' Critical Reading Skills

Research Interests: Science Literacy, Nature of Science, Public Understanding of Science, Socioscientific Issues, Curriculum, Literacy, Social Media, Content Analysis, Qualitative Research