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UW-Madison alumni present at education conference in Beijing

August 26, 2016

Several alumni of UW-Madison's School of Education recently presented research as part of a group panel at the XVI World Congress of Comparative Education Societies, held Aug. 22-26 in Beijing, China.

Each of those presenting from UW-Madison as part of the group panel, “Global Struggles for Critical Democratic Education,” earned doctorates from the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

The UW-Madison alumni, with the name of their individual presentations, included: Assaf Meshulam (Ph.D. 2011),  “Creating Critical Educational Space within an Unequal Society”; Christopher B. Crowley (Ph.D. 2015), “The Politics and Consequences of Neoliberal Trends in U.S. Higher Education”; Matthew Knoester (Ph.D. 2010), “Critical Democratic Education in Boston”; Min Yu (Ph.D. 2013), “Educating Migrant Children in China”; and Wangari Gichiru (Ph.D. 2012), “Discourses about Somali Culture in a Transcultural Educational Context.”

Today, Meshulam is an assistant professor at Ben-Gurion University, Beersheba, Israel. Crowley and Yu both are assistant professors at Wayne State University in Detroit. Knoester is an associate professor at the University of Evansville in Indiana. And Gichiru is an assistant professor at Central Connecticut State University.

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