Alla Korzh, EdD

Dr. Alla Korzh is an educator, researcher, and practitioner in the field of comparative and international education with a regional focus on Eastern Europe and education development. She holds a doctorate in international educational development from Teachers College, Columbia University. Dr. Korzh’s research focuses on education (in-)equity, social justice, social change, and educational transformations in post-Soviet contexts. She has conducted qualitative research with socio-economically disadvantaged children, youth, and adults, namely orphans and incarcerated women in Ukraine, as well as formerly incarcerated women in New York City. Her collaborative research project examined transnational young adults’ participation in social movements and informal citizenship education. Dr. Korzh’s current research project investigates educational aspirations of incarcerated women in a minimum-security prison in Ukraine and barriers they face post-incarceration.

Dr. Korzh has been involved in nonprofit start-up, program design, implementation, and management with Sublimitas, where she serves on the board. She integrates her research and international education development experience in her teaching. She served on the American Association of University Women selection panel and is a member of the Comparative and International Education Society. She co-edited the book Reimagining Utopias: Theory and Method for Educational Research in Post-socialist Contexts (Sense Publishers). Dr. Korzh’s publications are available here.

Research interests:

Structural inequalities and education access, quality, and equity for marginalized populations; orphans’ education in self-contained schools; social movements, transnational youth, and informal citizenship education; educational aspirations of incarcerated women and barriers post-incarceration; post-Soviet educational transformations.

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  • EdD, Columbia University
  • MEd, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • BA with Honors, Nizhyn State Pedagogical University
Alla Korzh, EdD

SIT Graduate Institute

Program Chair

Doctorate in Global Education (EDD)

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Associate Professor

Global Masters in International Education

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