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Karen Monkman’s research interests broadly relate to equity, lived experience and education policy. She is an internationally recognized scholar on gender and globalization, and migration, as they relate to education. Recent research projects focus on the discursive framing of gender in education policy globally, girls’ multilingual education policy and practice in Cambodia, student experience in an after school program in an under-resourced public school in the US, and globalization and educational policy and practice. She is active in the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES). She has taught English-as-a-Second/Foreign language (ESL/EFL) in the US, West Africa and Latin America.
Research Interests Comparative and International Education; Gender and Educational Policy; Immigration and Educational Experience; Transnationalism and Globalization: Implications for Education; Qualitative Research Methodologies
Selected Publications Monkman, Karen & Larissa Mulholland. Migration and Early Childhood Education. Chapter 5 in Gayle Mindes (ed.), Contemporary Challenges in Teaching Young Children. New York: Routledge. In press (June 2019).
Monkman, Karen. 2018 (Dec. 30). Educating Girls: Complexities of Informing Meaningful Social Change. Studies in Social Justice, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 195-214.
Monkman, Karen & Sophia Neely. 2017 (July). Gender Discrimination and the Academic Profession. In & Jung-Cheol Shin & Pedro Nuno Teixeira (eds.), Encyclopedia of International Higher Education Systems and Institutions. (In the Higher Education and its Communities section, G. Goastellec, section editor.) Dordrecht: Springer. DOI 10.1007/978-94-017-9553-1_293-1
Monkman, Karen & Amira Proweller. 2016. Emerging Youth Leaders in a Civic Leadership Program. Schools: Studies in Education, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 179-197.
Proweller, Amira & Karen Monkman. 2015. From Self to the Social: Engaging Urban Youth in Strategies for Change. Chapter 51 in Stephen Nathan Haymes, María Vidal de Haymes, & Reuben Jonathan Miller (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Poverty in the United States (pp. 538-546). New York: Routledge.
Monkman, Karen & Kate Webster. 2015. The Transformative Potential of Global Gender and Education Policy. In Joseph Zajda (ed.), International Handbook of Globalisation, Education and Policy Research, 2nd ed. (Section 2, Globalisation and Education Policy Reform, Val Rust & Joseph Zajda, eds.), pp. 467-484. The Netherlands: Springer.
Stromquist, Nelly P. & Karen Monkman (eds.). 2014. Globalization and Education: Integration and Contestation across Cultures, 2nd edition. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.
Kamara, Omar & Karen Monkman. 2014. Internationally Recruited Teachers and Migration: Structures of Instability and Tenuous Settlement. In Jill P. Koyama and Mathu Subramanian (eds.), Education in a World of Migration: Implications for Policy and Practice (pp. 164-181). New York: Routledge.
Monkman, Karen. 2011. Framing Gender, Education and Empowerment. Research in Comparative and International Education, vol. 6, no. 1 (March), pp. 1-13.
Lipman, Pauline & Karen Monkman (section editors and co-authors of the Introduction on Globalization and Social Justice). 2009. Globalization and Social Justice [section]. In William Ayers, Therese Quinn & David Stovall (eds.), Handbook of Social Justice in Education. New York: Routledge.
Monkman, Karen, Rebecca Miles & Peter Easton. 2007. The Transformatory Potential of a Village Empowerment Program: The Tostan Replication in Mali. Women’s Studies International Forum, vol. 30, no. 6 (November), pp. 451-464.
MacDonald, Victoria-Maria & Karen Monkman. 2005. Setting the Context: Historical Perspectives on Latino/a Education. In Pedro Pedraza & Melissa Rivera (eds.), Latino Education: An Agenda for Community Action Research. A Volume of the National Latino/a Education Research and Policy Project, (pp. 47-73). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Monkman, Karen, Margaret Ronald & Florence Délimon. 2005. Social and Cultural Capital in an Urban Latino School Community. Urban Education, vol. 40, no. 1 (January), pp. 4-33.
Monkman, Karen, Laurie MacGillivray & Cynthia Carla Leyva. 2003. Literacy on Three Planes: Infusing Social Justice and Culture into Language Arts Instruction. Bilingual Research Journal, vol. 27, no. 2 (Summer), pp. 245-258.