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Zeena Zakharia

Assistant Professor of International and Comparative Education, College of Education and Human Development


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Zeena Zakharia is assistant professor of international and comparative education at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Her interdisciplinary, transnational, and comparative approach to educational policy and leadership is grounded in the belief that some of the world’s most intractable problems require modes of inquiry that cross disciplinary and political boundaries. She was the Gebran G. Tueni Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and the Middle Eastern Studies Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer of International Educational Development at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her publications examine the interplay of language, conflict, and peacebuilding in education. These interests stem from over a decade of educational leadership in war-affected contexts. Professor Zakharia advises international, governmental, and civil society organizations and schools on issues related to education, conflict, peacebuilding, and development. She holds a doctorate from Columbia University Teachers College, an EdM from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a BA from Yale.