Alexandros Avila Orphanides

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Graduate School of Education

Alexandros Avila Orphanides is a doctoral student in the Graduate School of Education with a concentration in Race, Inequality, & Language in Education. He holds a BA in History, an MS.Ed in Education, and an MA in Political Science. Prior to his time at Stanford University, he spent nearly a decade teaching in New York City public schools. In addition, he was a freelance writer whose work has been featured in NPR, Complex Magazine, The Huffington Post, and Truthout. He is interested in situating analyses of schools as sites of race making. His current project utilizes historical and anthropological methods to consider how young people that inhabit different ethnoracial positions at the level of the individual understand themselves in shared institutional and geographic contexts in the Bronx, NY.