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 feminist transnational approach to inquiries on education as it relates to Latina youths' experiences with citizenship and belonging.
Her work can be found in journals such as Race, Ethnicity and Education; the Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy; Education and Urban Society; and Gender and Education.
Bondy has co-authored peer-reviewed book chapters related to gender, immigration, and education.
In addition, she has provided grant research support in the design, organization, and implementation of a five-day workshop to foster junior and senior high school girls' leadership and activism skills.
She has also provided research support on a Ford Foundation grant to reframe the history of sexuality education from a cultural studies perspective, and on a federally funded grant related to English for speakers of other languages.
In addition to her research and teaching, Bondy is involved in professional service activities. She peer-reviews for Race, Ethnicity and Education; Urban Education; and The High School Journal; and has reviewed conference proposals for the National Association of Multicultural Education.
She is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the Curriculum and Pedagogy Group, the National Association of Multicultural Education, the American Educational Research Association, and the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association.
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 holds a Ph.D. in curriculum theory and cultural studies from Miami University (Ohio), where she received the Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Department of Educational Leadership to fund doctoral research on Latina youths’ citizenship and identity formations.
She also holds a master's of education in educational leadership from Florida Atlantic University and a bachelor's degree in anthropology from Tulane University.
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