Dr. Roozbeh Shirazi is an assistant professor of comparative and international education in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota. He holds a Ph.D. in comparative and international education from Teachers College, Columbia University. He is the author of numerous research articles that examine the intersections of social inequality, formations of youth citizenship and social belonging, and education reform in contexts characterized by rapid sociopolitical change. His research interests have been informed by his classroom experiences as a former elementary school teacher in Jersey City Public Schools before and after September 11, as well as his international work on curriculum and professional development with several nongovernmental organizations. Shirazi has conducted research and worked on educational initiatives in New York and other U.S. cities, as well as Jordan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, France and the Maldives.