K-12 Education Policy
- Student well-being
- Body, Embodiment, Somatic Practices
- Educational Technology
- Neoliberalism and education
- Socio-cultural theory
- Comparative and International Education
Neha Miglani is a Rossier/ Graduate School Fellow in the Education PhD program at USC Rossier School of Education.
Currently working on her dissertation, she is studying the emerging concern with student well-being in schools, that lies at the intersection of social-emotional learning (SEL), ethical education and popular contemplative practices. She is exploring ethnographically, the pedagogical practices aimed at student well-being in public schools in India and the United States, and how student’s physical bodies become the site for their own well-being. She is also mapping the international discourse and globally traveling ideas of student well-being with their underlying philosophies.
Prior to this she worked on a project (funded by Spencer Foundation) on Educational Technology and the changing role of teachers in India. In the past she has been an education researcher based out of India, where she worked on projects related to the child-centered education reform, education inclusion for the women, educational technology and assessment of student learning.
Honors and Awards:
Research Enhancement Fellowship, University of Southern California (Fall 2019 – Sum 2020)
Spencer Small Grant: Award# 201600133; PI: Dr. Patricia Burch (Mar 2016 – Feb 2017)
Bipin Chandra award for Best Research Student, MICA, India (2008)
- Miglani, N., & Burch, P. (2019). Educational Technology in India: The Field and Teacher’s Sensemaking. Contemporary Education Dialogue. 16(1), 26-53.
- Burch, P., & Miglani, N. (2018). Technocentrism and Social Fields in the Indian EdTech Movement: Formation, Reproduction and Resistance. Journal of Education Policy, 33(5), 590–616.
- Miglani, N., Subramanian, J., & Agnihotri, V. (2017). Unpacking Participation: The Case of Child-Centered Pedagogy in India. In Participatory Action Research and Educational Development (pp. 129-159). Palgrave Macmillan.