Director, Social Studies Education Program
Associate Professor 10 Months
LEARNING AND INSTRUCTION
Gender Studies; Gender, Culture, and Equity; Global Issues; International Education; Ethnography; Educational Policy; Politics of Education; Qualitative Research Methods; Sociology of Education
Dr. Robert's research focuses on how teachers enact policy and how teachers’ work is transformed in the process. She is particularly concerned with all the work teachers do in addition to facilitating learning in the classroom. She blends ethnography with archival research and policy and media analysis to theorize policy enactment in local contexts with attention to historical and contemporary power dynamics. She aims to mediate the often diverging interpretations of what "problems" a policy should address and forge a more inclusive policy making process to bring forth equity.