M. Fernanda Astiz, PhD Associate Professor/Director of Latin American Studies

M. Fernanda Astiz, PhD

CT-814
Phone: (716) 888-3724
E-mail: astizm@canisius.edu

  • The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 2002, PhD, Educational Theory and Policy and Comparative and International Education
  • The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 1999, MA, Educational Theory and Policy and Comparative and International Education
  • Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1991, BA, Political Science

Years at Canisius: Since 2002

Honors: Hispanic Heritage Award

Recent Research/Research Interests: Dr. Astiz has published numerous research articles and book chapters both in English and Spanish on education governance; citizenship and democratic education; and minority acculturation, national identity formation, and schooling.  She is currently working on a book on comparative education policy research.  Her scholarly production has been translated to several languages.  Dr. Astiz is active at national and international conferences and serves on the academic board of prestigious research journals.  

M. Fernanda Astiz, PhD received her MA and Ph.D degrees in Educational Theory and Policy and Comparative and International Education (with a comparative politics focus) from the Pennsylvania State University. She also holds a Political Science degree from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Dr. Astiz has published numerous research articles and book chapters both in English and Spanish on education governance; citizenship and democratic education; and minority acculturation, national identity formation, and schooling. She is currently working on a book on comparative education policy research. Her scholarly production has been translated to several languages. Dr. Astiz is active at national and international conferences and serves on the academic board of prestigious research journals. Throughout her academic career, Dr. Astiz has been recipient of numerous research scholarships and awards. Her co-authored 2002 article entitled “Slouching towards Decentralization. Consequences of Globalization for Curricular Control in National Education Systems” continues to be among the most cited articles of Comparative Education Review.

Courses Taught:
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EDU 505 Foundations of Education
-EDU 250 Foundations of Education
-HON 244 Issues in Comparative Education Policy
-EDU 504 Foundations of Multicultural Education
-EDU 615 Research Methods
-EDU 515 Introduction to Statistics, Measurement, and Assessment