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Maureen K. Porter

Associate Director, IISE – 2016-Present

 

Address:  University of Pittsburgh, 5709 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Phone:  +1-412-648-7041
Email:  mporter@pitt.edu


Maureen Porter, an anthropologist of education, studies the social construction of “education” and situated learning in culturally-specific communities of practice. Her engaged scholarship in schools, neighborhoods, and community organizations takes place in five priority contexts:

  • Developing place-based and culturally-inclusive pedagogies;
  • Generating feminist critiques of STE(A)M, educational leadership, and international development programs;
  • Sponsoring intercultural and international service-learning, global competence programs, and collaborative exchanges;
  • Fostering meaningful intergenerational community rituals; and
  • Cultivating best practices in aesthetic education and arts-based research design.