Elizabeth A. Worden
School of Education
Dr. Elizabeth Anderson Worden joined American University as an assistant professor in the fall of 2007 after earning her PhD in International Education from New York University. Her primary research examines how governments foster identities and belonging through formal education during social and political transition. Dr. Worden’s book National Identity and Education Reform: Contested Classrooms (Routledge 2014) examines these issues in the context of Post-Soviet Moldova. Her current project examines teachers, social memory, and citizenship education in post-conflict Northern Ireland. As a Fulbright Scholar, she spent 5 months conducting field work there in 2014-2015. Dr. Worden has recently been appointed as a visiting professor to Ulster University in Coleraine, Northern Ireland where she will be in residence for 10-14 days per year until 2019. She has published articles in numerous journals including Compare: A Journal of Comparative Education, Journal of European Education, and Comparative Education Review. Dr. Worden’s larger research interests include history teaching, history textbooks, memory, citizenship education, education and transitional justice, nationalism and national identity, and international exchange. Some of courses she teaches at AU include Comparative and International Education, International Education Exchange: Policies and Practices, and Education and Transitional Justice. Dr. Worden is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Moldova 1997-1999) and she enjoys having fellow RPCVs in her classes.
PhD, International Education, New York University, Steinhardt School of Education
MA, International Education, New York University, Steinhardt School of Education
BA, History, The University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee
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