About Me

Patricia K. Kubow is Professor in International Comparative Education in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Indiana University. She has also directed the Center for International Education, Development and Research, receiving federal grant awards that have brought prestigious Fulbright teacher and international educator programs to the IU School of Education. Her comparative research focuses on global-local constructions of democracy, citizen identity, and formal and indigenous education in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East. Her research has been conducted in 25 countries worldwide. Kubow has received distinguished research awards from the Comparative and International Education Society (i.e., Joyce Cain Award for Distinguished Research on People of African Descent), the American Educational Research Association, and the Association of Teacher Educators. A former President of the United States/The White House and the U.S. Agency for International Development Education have recognized her work in the area of democratic citizenship education. Kubow is a U.S. Fulbright Scholar to Jordan and has received a Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad award for South Africa and a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad award for Jordan. Kubow has also served as a Visiting Research Scholar at the University of the Western Cape (South Africa). Kubow’s co-authored textbook, Comparative Education: Exploring Issues in International Context, is used in universities worldwide and has been translated into Korean. Her co-edited book, Teaching Comparative Education: Trends and Issues Informing Practice, is part of the Oxford Studies in Comparative Education series with Symposium Books. Her publications also appear in a host of journals, including Comparative Education Review, Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, World Studies in Education, and Higher Education in Europe.