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Alexandra Allweiss

 Assistant Professor
  Department of Teacher Education
 Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
 356 Erickson Hall
 517-884-6639
Alex Allweiss’ work draws on and contributes to the fields of comparative and international education, feminist and decolonial theories, youth studies and critical theories of education. Through this interdisciplinary lens, she explores the ways entrenched social and political systems shape young people’s lives and educational experiences, and considers the transformative possibilities of youth-centered educational spaces. Her recent research draws on 18- months of multi-sited, transnational ethnographic fieldwork to examine the ways current policies and processes interact and shape the lives, educational trajectories and organizing work of indigenous Maya Chuj youth and educators in Guatemala and the United States.

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