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Nancy Kendall

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Nancy Kendall

Professor
Educational Policy Studies (EPS)

Professor
Educational Policy Studies (EPS)

235 Education Building  binoculars icon
1000 Bascom Mall
Madison, WI 53706-1326
Office: 608/265-5955

nkendall@education.wisc.edu

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Personal Biography

Nancy Kendall is professor of educational policy studies. Her research examines the consequences of national and international policies and funding streams directed at improving marginalized children's, communities' and states' wellbeing.


Research projects have examined Education for All, political democratization and educational governance, structural adjustment and education, US higher education, sexuality and HIV/AIDS education, and gender and schooling. Kendall has conducted extended research in Malawi, Mozambique, and the U.S., and has conducted short-term research in Colombia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Zimbabwe. Kendall was a 2009 National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation postdoctoral fellow, and has received research support from the Fulbright Foundation, Social Science Research Council, TAG Philanthropic Foundation, Wenner-Gren Foundation, WT Grant Foundation, and Lumina Foundation, among others. She is the author of The Sex Education Debates (University of Chicago Press, 2012), and has published in journals including Compare, Comparative Education Review, Current Issues in Comparative Education, Educational Assessment Evaluation and Accountability, International Journal of Educational Development, and Sexuality Research and Social Policy.

Kendall is Chair of Educational Policy Studies and Director of the African Studies Program and the Development Studies Program. She is affiliated with the Department of Gender and Women's Studies and is a member of the 4W Leadership Circle and the Advisory Council for the Global Health Initiative.


Education

Ph D, International and Comparative Education, Cultural and Social Anthropology, African Studies
Stanford University
Stanford, CA

BA, Cultural and Social Anthropology, Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, Egyptology, Magna cum laude
Brown University
Providence, RI


Publications

  • Kendall, N., Kaunda, Z., & Majee, U. (2019). Decolonial Approaches to AIDS, Children’s Wellbeing, and Education in Malawi. In Irma Eloff (Eds.), Handbook of Quality of Life in African Societies, Kendall, N., Kaunda, Z., & Majee, U. (2019). Decolonial Approaches to AIDS, Children’s Wellbeing, and Education in Malawi. In Irma Eloff (Eds.), Handbook of Quality of Life in African Societies. Springer.
  • Kendall, N., & Silver, R. (2016). Meetings and International Development Aid. In Sandler and Thedval (Eds.), Meeting Ethnography, Kendall, N., & Silver, R. (2016). Meetings and International Development Aid. In Sandler and Thedval (Eds.), Meeting Ethnography. New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Kendall, N., Kaunda, Z., & Friedson-Rideneour, S. (2015). Power and the Potential for Transformative Participatory Development: The Case of Malawi's Participatory Action for School Improvement Project. Educational Assessment, Accountability and Evaluation. 27(1), 65-83.
  • Kendall, N. (2013). Sexuality Education. APA Handbook of Sexuality and Psychology: Vol. 2. Contextual Approaches.
  • Chisamya, G., deJaghere, J., Kendall, N., & Khan, M. (2012). Gender and Education for All: Progress and Problems in Achieving Equality. International Journal of Educational Development. 32(6), 743-755.
  • Kendall, N. (2012). The Sex Education Debates. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.
  • Kendall, N. (2008). 'Vulnerability' in AIDS-Affected States: Rethinking Child Rights, Educational Institutions, and Development Paradigms. International Journal of Educational Development. 28(4), 365-383.
  • Kendall, N. (2007). Education for All Meets Political Democratization: Free Primary Education and the Neoliberalization of the Malawian School and State. Comparative Education Review. 51(3), 281-305.
  • Kendall, N. (2007). Parental and Community Participation in Improving Educational Quality In Africa: Current Practices and Future Possibilities. International Review of Education. 53(5-6), 701-708.
  • Mkandawire-Valhmu, L., & Kendall, N. Women’s work at end of life: The intersecting gendered vulnerabilities of patients and caregivers in rural Malawi. Manuscript in preparation.

Awards and Honors

  • Other
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    Date(s): 2020
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    Date(s): 2016 - 2017
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    Date(s): 2016
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    Date(s): 2012
  • National Academy of Education/Spencer Post-doctoral Fellowship
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    Date(s): 2009 - 2011
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    Date(s): 2008 - 2010
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    Date(s): 2008 - 2009
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    Date(s): 2006
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    Date(s): 2004 - 2006
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    Date(s): 2005
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