I am a sociocultural anthropologist specializing in education policy and teacher practice. Currently, I am the Lead Educational Consultant at the Greenspon Center for Holocaust and Social Justice Education at Queens University in Charlotte, NC. In this role, I oversee the development of their first ever Holocaust education pedagogy program. Prior to this, I served as the Director of Education at J Street, the Executive Director of the South Carolina Council on the Holocaust, and an Education Program Coordinator at the Levine Institute for Holocaust Education at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC.
In 2017, my book Holocaust Education in Lithuania: Community, Change, and the Making of Civil Society was published by Lexington Press, a division of Rowan and Littlefield Publishers. It was awarded a notable mention for the AABS Book Prize from the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies in 2018.
I have published articles about education, culture, and public policy in numerous outlets, including European Education, David Magazine, and Tablet Magazine. I have been awarded fellowships and grants from various international agencies, including the Takiff Foundation Fellowship from the Mandel Center for Holocaust Studies at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the Fulbright Program, among others.
My Ph.D. is in Education Policy from Indiana University. My dissertation, “Again with the Jews?”: Transnational governmentality, Holocaust discourse, and the struggle for tolerance education in Post-Soviet Lithuania” won the Proffitt Outstanding Dissertation Award from the IU School of Education in 2014.