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Fast, Idit

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Assistant Professor, Department of Education, Ben Gurion University
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Curriculum Vitae

I am an assistant professor at the Education Department at Ben Gurion University in Israel. My research focuses on the intersection of education, policy, and inequality. My current research projects look at parent-school relationships and the way they pertain to structures of inequality and everyday school relationships. In my dissertation I explored how public elementary schools implement a new type of integration policing. Through two years of observations and interviews in three schools coupled with analysis of administrative data, I studied the underlying mechanisms and processes, both at the policy level and at the school relationship level, that make school integration so hard to achieve. My research was awarded a dissertation writing fellowship from The Center for Engaged Scholarship. In another project that looks at policy implementation with school Hana Shepherd and I study how middle schools in New Jersey implement an anti-bullying policy. We examine what shapes variance between schools in how they implement the policy and its directives. My work has been published in Sociology of Education, Travel Behavior and Society, and American Behavioral Scientist.