Critical Studies in Education

Meet the Faculty

Erin Murphy-Graham

Erin Murphy-Graham works in the field of comparative and international education. Her research focuses on three inter-related areas:
1) the process by which education can foster the empowerment of girls and women, and the theorization of what empowerment entails
2) the role of education in changing how students relate to others, particularly in their intimate relationships and in building trust
3) the rigorous evaluation of educational programs that have demonstrated potential to empower youth and adults in Latin America.
Her current research projects include a design-based inquiry to prevent child marriage and early pregnancy through holistic secondary education in Honduras, as well as a longitudinal study of effective teaching in rural secondary schools.
Dr. Murphy-Graham is the author of Opening Minds, Improving Lives: Education and Women's Empowerment in Honduras (Vanderbilt University Press, Spring 2012) and her articles have appeared in journals including Comparative Education Review, International Journal of Educational Development, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, International Review of Education, Gender and Education, and the American Journal of Evaluation

Created by Erin Murphy-Graham

Critical Studies in Education

EDUC W190
Spring Quarter 2018
Pricing: 
$1,575
UC Berkeley, EDUC W190
3 semester units / 4.5 quarter units

 
This course examines how learning environments can empower and disempower individuals and explores the role of education in the social construction of hierarchy, inequality, difference, identity, and power. It embodies a democratic philosophy and practice, creating a learning community that encourages students to take responsibility for their own education and learn through theory, experience, and dialogue.

Important dates: 

Registration opens: Nov 23, 2018
Registration ends: Jan 21, 2019

First day of instruction: Jan 22, 2019
Last day of instruction: May 4

Instructor(s): 

Erin Murphy-Graham