Since January 2002, I have been a faculty member in the Department of International and Transcultural Studies at Teachers College, Columbia University. I am affiliated with the Programs in Comparative and International Education and International Educational Development, as well as the Programs in Anthropology and Education and Applied Anthropology. I am also affiliated with the Universidad Iberoamericana in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic, and with Mwenge University College of Education in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania.
My research examines a number of key issues in the fields of anthropology, comparative and international education, and literacy studies. These include: international humanitarian issues, human rights, and educational development; teacher education in international contexts; anthropological approaches to literacy, including multilingual literacies; peace education and popular education; race and class inequality; schooling across the Americas, including the United States, the Caribbean, and Latin America; and schooling in eastern Africa.