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Scholar of the Week

Jennifer Bondy

The Office of the Vice President for Research recognizes Jennifer Bondy, an assistant professor in the School of Education in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, for her research at the nexus of gender, immigration, and education.

With a focus on articulations of youth citizenship formations, Bondy is particularly interested in bringing a transnational approach to inquiries on education as it relates to Latina youths' experiences with citizenship and belonging in an increasingly globalized society. Her forthcoming and recent authored and co-authored publications can be found in journals such as: Multicultural Perspectives; Teachers College Record; Race, Ethnicity and Education; Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy; and Education and Urban Society. In addition, Dr. Bondy currently has five manuscripts under review.

Bondy is also involved in professional service activities. She is an ad-hoc reviewer for Urban Education, The High School Journal, and Race, Ethnicity and Education. She also served as a reviewer for a special edition from the Association of Mexican American Educators journal. Bondy has reviewed conference proposals for AERA and the National Association of Multicultural Education.

She is a member of numerous professional organizations, including College and University Faculty Assembly, National Council for Social Studies, National Association of Multicultural Education, and American Educational Research Association. At Virginia Tech, Bondy serves on the Scholarship Committee for both the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, and the School of Education.

Prior to becoming an academic, Bondy taught social studies in South Florida, where she served on department and school-wide curriculum and instruction advisory committees. She has earned honors on the classroom at the secondary and post-secondary level for engaging students and tailoring instruction to meet their needs.

Bondy’s research has received internal and external funding. Prior to arriving at Virginia Tech, she received the Outstanding Dissertation Award from Miami University for her doctoral research on Latina youths’ citizenship and identity formations in globalized contexts. Since arriving at Virginia Tech, through the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Bondy has served as PI on numerous Niles Research Grants for her work on Latina youths, transnationalism, and citizenship. Bondy has also received, from the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, an Early Career Faculty Grant for her research on the linkages between popular culture, citizenship, and adolescent Latinas’ educational experiences.

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Nominate a Scholar of the Week

The goals of the Scholar of the Week are to recognize individuals while also telling people about research and scholarly activities at the university.

Recognition is based on research and/or scholarship.

Please nominate individuals — not teams, groups, or more than one person.

Please provide a sentence describing the research, scholarship, or creative work in non-technical, generally accessible language. A second sentence with an example or application is helpful.

  • Send nominations to: Beth Tranter, Chief of Staff, Office of the Vice President for Research.