Maureen Porter

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Maureen Porter

Maureen Porter

University of Pittsburgh
5709 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
230 South Bouquet Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone: 412-648-7041


Maureen Porter is an associate professor in the School of Education's Administrative and Policy Studies Department. Her concentration is within the social and comparative analysis degree program. Porter's current research projects focus on: place-based education; diversity, especially gender, and STE(A)M; metaphors and constructions of STE(A)M; and mapping educational spaces, policies, and paradigms. She graduated with her PhD in education and her MA in anthropology, both from Stanford University. Her ongoing research interests include:
  • Intercultural and international service-learning and study abroad
  • Experiential and environmental education
  • Civic engagement across the life span, including engaged scholarship at universities
  • Qualitative research methods and epistemologies
  • Arts-based inquiry and modes of representation in research
  • Folk tales and fairly tales as transgressions and imaginations of gender and culture

School Affiliations

Recent Grants

  • Steve Manners Grant: Mapping New Bodies of Knowledge

    2013 - 2014
  • Women's Studies Faculty Course Development Award

    2013 - 2014

Recent Publications