Garine Palandjian is a PhD student in Educational Policy and Evaluation at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. As a border thinker, Garine plans to use a decolonial lens for her dissertation research in Armenia to explore how borders - and memories of bordering practices and experiences - redefine education and identities. Considering Armenia’s changing geopolitical space and time, this study will examine how (re)thinking borders can help redefine education and identities in more inclusive ways, recognizing the plurality of education visions and the possible futures that they hold. Her research aims to analyze the capacity and potential of education to contribute to more peaceful relationships among different ethnic groups in Armenia, as well as to make clear the constraints of schools in fulfilling this role.
M.A., Comparative & International Education, Lehigh University
B.A., Elementary Education, Rhode Island College
Palandjian, G.., Silova, I., Mun, O., & Zholdoshalieva, R. (2018). Nation and gender in postsocialist education
transformations: comparing early literacy textbooks in Armenia Kazakhstan, Krgyzstan, and Latvia. In
M. Chankseliani, & I. Silova. Comparing post Socialist transformations: purposes, policies, and practices in education. (pp. 167-192). Oxford Studies in Comparative Education.
Silova, I. & Palandjian, G. (2018). Soviet Empire, childhood, and education. Revista Española de Educación Comparada.
Akpinar, A., Avetisyan, S., Balasanyan, H., Gullu, F., Kandolu, I., Karapetyan, M., Manasian, N., Mkrtchyan, L., Aköz Özkaya,
E. Tahsin Özkaya, H., Palandjian, G., Şekeryan, A., & Turan, Ö. (2017). History education in schools in Turkey and Armenia: A critique and alternatives. In Bilmez, B., Çayır, K., Çaykent, Ö, Gamaghelyan, P., Karapetyan, M., & Sayan P. (Eds.), Retrieved from: http://caucasusedition.net/analysis/history-education-in-schools-in-turkey-and-armenia/
Silova, I., Mead, M., & Palandjian, G. (2014). Pedagogies of space: (re)mapping national territories, borders, and identities in
post-soviet textbooks. In J.H. Williams (Ed.), Re-(Imagining) the Nation. (pp. 103-128). Sense Publishers.
Palandjian, G. (2014). The ABCs of being Armenian: (Re)turning to the Armenian national identity. In J.H. Williams (Ed.),
Re-(Imagining) the Nation. (pp. 247-257). Sense Publishers.
Palandjian, G. (2013). Educating Peace: A Case Study of Peace Education Curricula in Armenia. IREX Research Brief.