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Anita Chikkatur

Anita Chikkatur

  • Associate Professor of Educational Studies, Chair of Educational Studies, Educational Studies

Education & Professional History

Swarthmore College, BA; University of Pennsylvania, MSEd, PhD.

At Carleton since 2008.

As Listed on Department Faculty Pages

Educational Studies

Anita Chikkatur received her master's and doctoral degrees from the Education, Culture and Society program at the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her BA in Sociology and Education at Swarthmore College, after which Anita taught English at a junior high school in a small town in Japan for two years. Her dissertation research, conducted at an urban public high school, examined processes of racialization as an integral part of creating American national identity, a project being reconfigured as a result of new immigration patterns. Her research and teaching interests include student and teacher perspectives on race, gender and sexuality and issues of diversity and difference in educational institutions.

Recently, Anita worked with five Carleton students on a participatory action research project investigating the experiences of students from under-represented groups in STEM at Carleton (summary of the project and video links to presentations).

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Profile updated November 9, 2017

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