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Naomi Moland Professorial Lecturer School of International Service

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SIS - School of International Service
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Ph.D., New York University; M.Ed., Arizona State University; B.A., Tufts University

Naomi A. Moland’s research and teaching focus on global media, international education, peace and conflict, development, and pluralist ideologies. She is particularly interested in how pluralist ideologies circulate throughout the world and are taken up in different settings. Her dissertation on dilemmas of diversity and tolerance on the Nigerian version of Sesame Street was awarded the NYU Steinhardt Outstanding Dissertation Award, and was recognized nationally by the Frederick Erickson Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Council of Anthropology and Education (2016). Her book on this research, Can Big Bird Fight Terrorism? Children’s Television and Globalized Multicultural Education, was published by Oxford University Press in November 2019. Dr. Moland’s new research project investigates the cultural dynamics of global LGBT rights movements—particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Comparative Education Review, Urban Education, and Global Education Review. Prior to joining the faculty at SIS, Dr. Moland taught at Teachers College- Columbia University and Lang College- The New School, and at public elementary schools.
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Fall 2020

  • SIS-642 Intercultural Relations

  • SISU-205 Intercultural Communication

  • SISU-360 Topics in Iden/Race/Gend/Cultr: Global Persp: Div/Tolerance

Spring 2021

  • SIS-628 Advanced Topics in Int'l Comm: Glbl Media As Strat Cultl Dipl

  • SIS-711 Topics in Intercltr/Int'l Comm: Transnational Education

  • SISU-205 Intercultural Communication