Polly F. Attwood, EdD

EdD (Learning and Teaching), Harvard University
MDiv (Religion and Secondary Education), Harvard Divinity School

Polly Attwood

Polly F. Attwood is an Assistant Teaching Professor in teacher education and critical multicultural studies in the Department of Education. Dr. Attwood also serves as an adviser to undergraduate day students at Northeastern University. Her research interests include critical and feminist pedagogy, collaborative models of anti-oppression teaching, and theory and practice of transformational learning for emerging teachers and teacher educators. An experienced high school social studies teacher, Dr. Attwood teaches courses on the socio-political context of education and issues of inclusion, equity, and diversity. She also has taught critical reflective practice for student teachers at both the undergraduate and master’s levels.

Dr. Attwood is a peer reviewer for Curriculum Inquiry and Anthropology Education Quarterly, has served on the board of the Harvard Educational Review (2002–2004), and was a coeditor of their third edition of Facing Racism. Her recent articles have been published in Radical Teacher and Multicultural Perspectives. Dr. Attwood has presented at local and national conferences, and facilitates sessions on issues of diversity and power in schools and classrooms, urban and suburban settings, and teacher education programs.

Previously, Dr. Attwood taught at Brandeis University and Lesley University, and was a university supervisor in the Program in Religion and Secondary Education at Harvard Divinity School.




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