- Ph.D., Stanford University, Department of Anthropology, 1982.
- B.A., University of Southern California: social science with an emphasis in international relations, 1974.
Teaching & Research Interests
- Educational reform in global context
- Schoolteachers’ cultures for teaching
- Gender and schooling in West Africa
- Urban France
- Cultural models of mental retardation
La forme scolaire mondiale comme niche de développement [The Global Model of Schooling as Developmental Niche]. In Yves Lenoir and Frédéric Tupin, Eds., Les pratiques enseignantes entre instruire et socialiser. Regards internationaux. [Teaching Practices as Instruction and Socialization: International Perspectives]. Quebec: Presses de l’Université Laval, 2012.
2012 Complicating the Concept of Culture, Comparative Education. 48 (4): 441-45.. link
Commentary. Translating as Nudging Teachers toward “Best Practice.” ZDM Mathematics Education 42 (3-4): 445-448, 2012. link
Education. In Oxford Bibliographies Online: Childhood Studies, Heather Montgomery, Editor. New York: Oxford University Press. Launched March 27, 2012. Education in OBO Childhood Studies
Webinar “Ethnography and Globalization” organized by Noah Sobe at Loyola Chicago, co-presented with Stephen Carney and Susan L. Robertson of Bristol, January 31, 2012. Video and powerpoints are viewable at http://blogs.luc.edu/cce/webinar/ .
Anthropologies of Education: A Global Guide to Ethnographic Studies of Learning and Schooling, edited volume. New York: Berghahn Books, 2011. Coming out in paperback March 2013.
Ethnography. In Greg Camilli, Patricia Elmore, and Judith Green, Eds. Handbook of Complementary Methods in Education Research, 3rd ed. (pp. 279-295). Washington, DC: American Educational Research Association/Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2006.
Reading Lessons in Guinea, France, and the United States: Local Meanings, Global Culture. Comparative Education Review, 48 (3): 229-252, 2004.
Local Meanings, Global Schooling: Anthropology and World Culture Theory (edited volume). New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.
Teaching Cultures: Knowledge for Teaching First Grade in France and the United States. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 2002.