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PhD Job Market Candidates

Emma Armstrong-Carter

Emma Armstrong-Carter is now a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. She will begin the National Science Foundation post-doctoral research fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in October 2022. Please visit her website at Emma's research program lies at the intersection of child development, data science, and education policy. She researches how children’s experiences of helping others (e.g., family and peers) can promote their own learning and wellbeing. Further, she investigates how children’s experiences helping others can both exacerbate and mitigate the challenges that many children experience in homes...

Danielle Marie Greene

Danielle Greene is a 5th year Ph.D. candidate in the Race, Inequality, and Language in Education (RILE) and Curriculum Studies and Teacher Education (CTE) programs at the Graduate School of Education. From Virginia, Danielle previously taught middle school Social Studies in an urban district before coming to Stanford. Focusing on the social context of education, her research explores teaching cultures and language practices within K-12 public schools that have majority African American students, faculty, and staffs. Specifically, Danielle centers African American resistances to linguistic, cultural, and physical Black displacement and dispossession in schools and their surrounding...

Monique Harrison

I am a doctoral candidate at Stanford University's Graduate School of Education. My dissertation follows a cohort of undergraduates to understand how gender, race, and socio-economic status influence academic predilections and course choices. I am a Dissertation Fellow at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research as well as the lab manager for the Pathways Research Lab. In prior years I was a middle school math/science teacher, math coach, and administrator in East San Jose, CA, and also spent several years as an instructor and administrator in higher education. I'm from the Bay Area, love to backpack in the Sierras, and am ready for the pandemic to be over.
Research Interests: Educational Policy, Equity in Education, Gender Issues, Higher Education, Race and Ethnicity, Sociology

Zainab Hosseini

Zainab completed her Ed.M. at the Harvard Graduate School of Education where she took part in a research collaboration with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to evaluate available psychosocial and educational services for refugees in Iran. She subsequently earned an MSW from the University of Michigan, focusing her research and clinical work on delivering trauma-informed clinical services to refugees. She was a Child Welfare Scholar and was trained in assessments and treatments of children impacted by abuse and neglect. Zainab completed a post-MSW fellowship at the Boston Children's Hospital where she worked as a psychotherapist at the Division of Adolescent Medicine....
Research Interests: Adolescence, Immigrants and Immigration, Parents and Family Issues, Psychology, Social and Emotional Learning

Kristin Keane

Kristin Keane's research and interests focus broadly on early literacy: the professional development and learning of literacy teachers, multimodal literacy, engagement and motivation in reading, and the use of critical literacies to drive equity-centered pedagogies in classrooms. She has a background in childhood literacy instruction and development, teacher coaching and mentoring, and design of district and school learning networks.

Seungah S. Lee

Seungah Sarah Lee is a doctoral candidate in Organization Studies and International Comparative Education. Her research explores how world cultural norms and global models for development become transmitted to local, national contexts to influence organizational forms, practices and educational change. She have a long-standing interest in the Middle East, developed through years of study, travel, and professional work in the region.Her primary research interest focuses on the interplay between youth development, entrepreneurship, and innovation as part of a wider national (or global) development agenda, and the role organizations play in that agenda. Her dissertation project examines the...
Research Interests: Data Sciences, Educational Policy, Gender Issues, Higher Education, International and Comparative Education, Leadership and Organization, Research Methods, Sociology

Brandon Marcellino Reynante

I'm a doctoral candidate and Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellow in the Learning Sciences and Technology Design (LSTD) and Developmental and Psychological Sciences (DAPS) programs at Stanford University. My research interests focus on designing and studying community-engaged learning experiences and technologies that empower people to create systemic societal change toward more just and sustainable futures. Prior to Stanford I was a Lecturer in Humanitarian Engineering at UC San Diego and a Project Engineer at an engineering firm where I performed and managed the design of renewable energy technologies, spacecraft, and theme park rides. I earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from...
Current research: Dissertation Title: Imagining societal transformations toward just and sustainable climate futures: A participatory design-based research study of an engineering fiction learning experience.

Emily Rose Southerton

Emily Southerton is a doctoral candidate in the Learning Sciences and Technology Design (LSTD) and Curriculum and Teacher Education (CTE) programs at Stanford’s Graduate School of Education. She studies the design of learning experiences and technologies to support youth voice, agency, and educational equity. She currently centers that work within the context of K-12 writing and computer science classrooms. She is advised by Sarah Levine and John Willinsky and is a member of the Poetic Media Lab at Stanford's Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis as well as a researcher with the Language to Literacy Lab and the Center to Support Excellence in Teaching (CSET) within the GSE. She mentors at...
Research Interests: Curriculum and Instruction, Equity in Education, Literacy and Language, Research Methods, Technology and Education

Jessica Lee Stovall

Jessica is a doctoral candidate in the Race, Inequality, and Language in Education (RILE) and Curriculum and Teacher Education (CTE) programs at Stanford’s Graduate School of Education. Her work in education draws on the discipline of Black Studies to explore how Black teachers create fugitive spaces to navigate and combat antiblackness at their respective school sites.Jessica’s research has been supported by the Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching grant, the Stanford Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education (EDGE) Fellowship, and the Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship. In addition to the NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship, her dissertation research has been supported by the...

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