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Director, International Training and Education Program

Cynthia Miller-Idriss

Associate Professor School of Education

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Cynthia Miller-Idriss joins the ITEP faculty in August 2013 after having served on the faculty in the International Education Program at New York University since 2003, most recently as the Program Director. Professor Miller-Idriss earned her bachelor's degree from Cornell University, and an MA in Sociology, an MPP in Public Policy, and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Michigan. She has taught a wide range of courses on thematic and methodological issues in international and comparative education, including courses on culture, extremism and education, qualitative research methods, globalization and education, and empirical research methods. Professor Miller-Idriss' current research follows two main trajectories, focused on the internationalization of higher education in the U.S., and education and right-wing extremism in Germany. She is currently the principal investigator for a Spencer Foundation-funded research project in two schools in Berlin, Germany, as well as the lead evaluator on an assessment of Middle and Near Eastern Studies at New York University. She is the author of Blood and Culture: Youth, Right-Wing Extremism, and National Belonging in Contemporary Germany (Duke University Press, 2009). Forthcoming publications include a co-authored book (with Mitchell Stevens and Seteney Shami) on the global university (under contract at Princeton University Press) and a co-edited book on cultural dimensions of right-wing extremism (with Fabian Virchow, under contract at Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften). She is the recipient of two recent international awards for her research, from the Goethe Institute in 2012 and from EXIT-Germany in 2013, and one recent teaching award, from NYU's Steinhardt School undergraduate student government in 2013. In addition to serving as Program Director at ITEP, Professor Miller-Idriss will run the new Global Education Forum, which will host events on critical topics in international and comparative education at AU.


PhD Sociology, University of Michigan; MPP Public Policy, University of Michigan; MA Sociology, University of Michigan; AB Sociology and German Area Studies, magna cum laude, Cornell University

CAS - School of Education
Gray - 222
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  • Spring 2016

  • Fall 2016

    • SOCY-396 Selected Topics:Non-Recurring: Globalization and Education
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