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Illana Lancaster

Illana Lancaster

Assistant Professor
School of Education, Teaching and Health

  • Dr. Lancaster is a student of Africa and a critical qualitative researcher interested in issues of equity, access, and gender with a regional focus on southern Africa and a contextual focus on the urban. She employs the analytical lens of social-spatiality and intersectionality (race, class, and gender) in her research, and integrates theories, pedagogies, and methodologies from a variety of disciplines within the social sciences and humanities including urban studies, critical geography, critical race theory, and legal studies. Dr. Lancaster teaches to transform perspectives. In addition to her research and teaching, Dr. Lancaster works with the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) to train African peacekeepers in communication, negotiation, and mediation skills. Dr. Lancaster is a returned Peace Corps volunteer.
  • Degrees

    Ph.D., Education Policy and Leadership, International Education Policy (2008) University of Maryland, College Park, M.Ed., Secondary Education, English and ESL (2000) George Washington University, Washington, DC, BA in English Language & Literature and African and African American Studies, University of Virginia, Charlottesville.

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