Faculty and Staff:
EdD, International Educational Development, Columbia University, USA
MEd, Instructional Leadership, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
BA with Honors, Teaching English as a Second Language, Nizhyn State Pedagogical University, Ukraine
Dr. Alla Korzh is an educator, researcher, and practitioner in the field of international education with a regional focus on Eastern Europe. She holds a doctorate in international educational development from Teachers College, Columbia University. Alla's research focuses on education (in-)equity, social justice, and educational transformations in post-Soviet contexts. She has conducted qualitative research with socio-economically disadvantaged children, youth, and adults, namely orphans in Ukraine and formerly incarcerated women in New York City. Her current collaborative research project examines how transnational youths’ and young adults’ participation in social movements creates alternative spaces for informal citizenship education.
Prior to joining SIT, Alla taught and advised graduate students in the comparative and international education program at Teachers College, Columbia University. As a postdoctoral research scholar at Columbia Law School, she conducted applied research examining formerly incarcerated women’s reentry experiences in higher education in New York City.
Alla has been involved in nonprofit program design, implementation, and management and integrates her research and international educational development experience in her teaching. She is a member of Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) and currently serves as a co-editor of the forthcoming volume Reimagining Utopias: Theory and Method for Educational Research in Post-Socialist Contexts. Alla's publications are available on Academia.edu.