Profile: Elena Aydarova
I am an Assistant Professor of Social Foundations at Auburn University. My interdisciplinary scholarship lies at the intersections of educational policy, anthropology of education, and educator preparation. My research explores transformations in educators’ work from three perspectives. First, I examine technocratic policies that seek to transform the teaching profession and the professional preparation it requires in various contexts around the world. Second, I explore how to prepare educators for working with racially, culturally, and linguistically diverse students. Finally, I document how educators contest neoliberal reforms and advocate for public education.