Meira Levinson

Meira Levinson

Professor of Education
Harvard Graduate School of Education
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Meira Levinson is Professor of Education at Harvard.  She is a normative political philosopher who writes about civic education, multiculturalism, youth empowerment, and educational justice. In doing so, she draws upon scholarship from multiple disciplines as well as her eight years of experience teaching in the Atlanta and Boston Public Schools.  She consistently attempts to bring scholarship, policy, and educational practice into rigorous conversation with one another, in the belief that this kind of cross-fertilization can produce some of the most intellectually and practically generative work.

Levinson has published six books:

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She has also published dozens of articles and book chapters, some of which can be accessed for free here.  A national leader in civic education, Levinson serves on advisory committees or boards of the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools, CIRCLE/Tisch College, Generation Citizen, National Action Civics Collaborativethe Civic and Moral Education Initiative at Harvard, and Theory and Research in Education.  She was also a writer for the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Levinson earned a DPhil in political theory from Nuffield College, Oxford, and her BA in philosophy from Yale University.  She lives with her husband and two daughters in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston.

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