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, an anthropologist of education, studies the social construction of “education” and situated learning in culturally-specific communities of practice. Her engaged scholarship in schools, neighborhoods, and community organizations takes place in five priority contexts:

  • Developing place-based and culturally-inclusive pedagogies
  • Generating feminist critiques of STE(A)M, educational leadership, and international development programs
  • Sponsoring intercultural and international service-learning, global competence programs, and collaborative exchanges
  • Fostering meaningful intergenerational community rituals
  • Cultivating best practices in aesthetic education and arts-based research design

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