GSEAP’s Kohli wins prestigious book award

Dr. Wendy Kohli, professor of educational foundations in the Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions (GSEAP), has won a 2012 Critics Choice Book Award from the American Educational Studies Association (AESA) for her book Feminism and Educational Research (Rowman & Littlefield, 2012). Dr. Kohli co-wrote the book with Nicholas C. Burbules.

The book was nominated by a member of the organization and reviewed by a committee of AESA members.

“This is a significant achievement,” said Dr. Susan Franzosa, GSE AP dean. “We are certainly proud to have such an accomplished scholar on the Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions’ faculty. Professor Kohli’s work enriches the education our students receive here at Fairfield.”

Feminism and Educational Research has been widely praised in academic circles.

“Smart, sophisticated, and definitively comprehensive, Kohli and Burbules’s text moves feminist theory from an often-outsider place in educational research right into the mainstream,” said Lynn Stone, editor of The Education Feminism Reader. “This is a must-read today as it will be for several decades to come.”