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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, Ann Frkovich & Amira Proweller (eds.). In Press 2022. Navigating Education in Precarious Times: Reflection, Pedagogy, and Activism for Change. New York: Routledge.
Monkman, Karen & Ann Frkovich (eds.). 2022. Belonging in Changing Educational Spaces: Negotiating Global, Transnational, and Neoliberal Dynamics. New York: Routledge.
Monkman, Karen, Zaira Navarrete Cazales & Carlos Ornelas (eds.). 2021. Innovación e Inclusión en Educación: Políticas y Estrategias de Implementación [Innovation and Inclusion in Education: Implementation Policies and Strategies]. México: Sociedad Mexicana de Educación Comparada [SOMEC] & Plaza y Valdés Editores. https://bit.ly/3HpmNye
Monkman, Karen. 2021.Gender Equity in Global Education Policy. In Chris Mayo (ed.), Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education. Oxford: Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780190264093.013.1334
Anderson, Emily, Ayesha Khurshid, Karen Monkman & Payal Shah. 2020. Using Discourse and Ethnographic Methods in Gender-focused Comparative and International Education Research. In Alexander Wiseman (eds.), Annual Review of Comparative and International Education (ARCIE) 2019, vol. 39 (pp. 155-170). Bigley, UK: Emerald Publishing.
Monkman, Karen. 2018. 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
Stromquist, Nelly P. & Karen Monkman (eds.). 2014 (February). Globalization and Education: Integration and Contestation across Cultures, 2nd edition. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.
Monkman, Karen & Lisa Hoffman. 2013. Girls’ Education: The Power of Policy Discourse. Theory and Research in Education, vol. 11, no. 1 (March), pp. 63-84. DOI: 10.1177/1477878512468384.
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
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.