Patricia S. Buck

Associate Professor of Education



Pettengill Hall, Room 302


Patricia Buck is an educational anthropologist whose current work examines cultural transformations that occur at the intersection of humanitarian aid policy, gender, and schooling.

Her most recent publications include Educated for Change?: Muslim Refugee Women in the West (2012) and forthcoming pieces in Comparative Education Review and Leslie Barlett and Ameena Gaffar-Kucher’s (Eds) Lives in Motion: Migration and Schooling in the Global South (Eds.).  Her work also appears in Brad Levinson and Doyle Stevick’s (Eds.)  Advancing Democracy Through Education?: U.S. Influence Abroad and Domestic Practice and Luis Moll’s  Funds of Knowledge: Theorizing Practice in Households, Communities, and Classrooms.

Patricia is co-founder and President of the Board of Directors of Matawi Inc., a nonprofit organization that works to increase educational opportunities for refugee girls and women and has served as Educational Programs Consultant to CARE Canada.  Patricia teaches Globalization and Education, Community Education/Community Action, Gender Issues in Education, and Ethnographic Approaches to Schooling.