Alla Korzh, EdD

Alla is an educator, researcher, and practitioner in the field of 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 in Ukraine and formerly incarcerated women in New York City. Her current collaborative research project examines how transnational youths’ and young adults’ participation in social movements creates alternative spaces for informal citizenship education.

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 is a member of the Comparative and International Education Society and serves on the American Association of University Women selection panel. She recently 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; post-Soviet educational transformations; education for social change, social justice, and sustainable development.


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

SIT Graduate Institute

Assistant Professor

MA in International Education

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