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Is Girls’ Education Dangerous? Girl-Focused Education and Sexual Health Interventions in International Development

March 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Nancy Kendall is professor of educational policy studies, specialized in comparative, international, and global education policy, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is affiliated with the African Studies Program, Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, Development Studies Program, and Global Health Institute. Kendall conducts comparative ethnographic research on the school and life experiences of marginalized girls, boys, families, and communities. Her ethnographic research has examined children’s sense-making and experiences with gender and education, political democratization, sexuality and HIV/AIDS education, orphan-focused international programming, and college-going. Kendall has conducted extended research in Malawi and the U.S., and has conducted short-term research in Bangladesh, Colombia, Kyrgyzstan, Mozambique, Tajikistan, and Zimbabwe. She is the author of The Sex Education Debates (University of Chicago Press, 2012), and has published extensively on gender, education, and international development in international education journals.


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