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Professor of Education and, by courtesy, of Sociology
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsGlobalization and impact of human rights regime;rise of human rights education and analysis of civics, history, and social studies textbooks; transformations in the status of women in society and in higher education; universities as institutions and organizations;education, science and development
Jorge Ramos Jr
Associate Director for Environmental Education, Jasper Ridge
Current Role at StanfordAssociate Director for Environmental Education, Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve, Stanford University
Associate Professor of English
BioVaughn Rasberry studies African American literature, global Cold War culture, the European Enlightenment and its critics, postcolonial theory, and philosophical theories of modernity. As a Fulbright scholar in 2008-09, he taught in the American Studies department at the Humboldt University Berlin and lectured on African American literature throughout Germany. His current book project, Race and the Totalitarian Century, questions the notion that desegregation prompted African American writers and activists to acquiesce in the normative claims of postwar liberalism. Challenging accounts that portray black cultural workers in various postures of reaction to larger forces--namely U.S. liberalism or Soviet communism--his project argues instead that many writers were involved in a complex national and global dialogue with totalitarianism, the defining geopolitical discourse of the twentieth century.
His article, "'Now Describing You': James Baldwin and Cold War Liberalism," appears in an edited volume titled James Baldwin: America and Beyond (University of Michigan Press, 2011). A review essay, "Black Cultural Politics at the End of History," appears in the winter 2012 issue of American Literary History. An article, "Invoking Totalitarianism: Liberal Democracy versus the Global Jihad in Boualem Sansal's The German Mujahid," appears in the spring 2014 special issue of Novel: a Forum on Fiction. For Black History Month, he published an op-ed essay, "The Shape of African American Geopolitics," in Al Jazeera English.
An Annenberg Faculty Fellow at Stanford (2012-14), he has also received fellowships from the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and the Humanities Center at the University of Pittsburgh.
Vaughn also teaches in collaboration with the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE) and the programs in Modern Thought and Literature, African and African American Studies, and American Studies.
Jennifer L. Raymond
Professor of Neurobiology
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsWe study the neural mechanisms of learning, using a combination of behavioral, neurophysiological, and computational approaches. The model system we use is a form of cerebellum-dependent learning that regulates eye movements.
Ph.D. Student in Education, admitted Autumn 2014
Research Assistant, Ethics In Society
BioMichelle Reddy is a PhD candidate in International and Comparative Education. Her work has largely focused on Sub-Saharan Africa, taking a comparative and mixed-methods approach to examining community education and participation in development and humanitarian assistance. Michelle also studies the emergence of third sector organizations, particularly in education and in health, in developing countries.
Michelle received a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Award for 2017-2019 for her research in West Africa. She also received the Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship by the U.S. Department of Education for two years in a row (2016-2018). In 2016 she received the Kathryn Davis Fellowship for Peace by Middlebury College to study Portuguese. From 2015-2017 she was a fellow at the Stanford Center for International Conflict Resolution. Michelle received an MA in Political Science from Stanford in 2017.
Prior to Stanford, Michelle worked on research, communications and program design and management for universities, NGOs, and the United Nations for 6 years in Paris, Dakar, and New York. Relevant experience includes creating a multi-disciplinary global network of 24 universities for Sciences Po (Paris), being part of the team that launched the Paris School of International Affairs, and the design and management of a mediation program in West Africa with the United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office. Additionally, Michelle co-taught and designed an undergraduate level course entitled "International Actors in Africa: Globalization, Development and Security" at Sciences Po, Paris. Research experience includes a deliberative polling project in Senegal with the West African Resilience Innovation Lab (Stanford University and the Université Cheiklh Anta Diop), an evaluation of aid to education (Swedish External Aid Evaluation Board and Stanford University) analysis on peacebuilding and security in the West African Subregion (UNOWA), and needs assessments on MDG targets in Sub-Saharan African cities (Earth Institute, Columbia University).
Michelle holds two master’s degrees in International Development (Education) and Organisation and Leadership (Higher Education) from Columbia University. She also has a BA from Boston College with a double major in Political Science and History, and a minor in French.