Ariel Borns

Ariel Borns is a PhD student in the Department of Educational Policy Studies in the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. With a concentration in Comparative and International Education, her ethnographic research focuses on the various intersections of migration, international development, youth, and gender. She is a recipient of Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Abroad Fellowship to conduct dissertation research in Guatemala. She holds an MA in Educational Policy Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an MA in Teaching from Clark University, and BA in International Development and Social Change and Spanish from Clark University. Prior to graduate school, she was a middle school teacher in the United States.

Studying: Educational Policy Studies/Comparative and International Education

Faculty Advisor: Lesley Bartlett

Awards & Honors: Awards: Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Abroad Fellowship, Fulbright U.S. Student Research Fellowship Award, Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, Tinker Nave Short-Term Field Research Grant, Student Research Grants Competition Conference Presentation Travel Award, Phi Kappa Phi Zillman Honor Society Award, Institute for Research on Poverty Graduate Research Fellow. Publications: Borns, A. (2020). Transcending Civic Disjunctures: Transnational youth organizing in a community-based educational space. Educação & Realidade (Education and Reality), 45(2).