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Huriya Jabbar appointed associate professor

Distinguished scholar specializing in K–12 education policy joins USC Rossier faculty.

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Today, USC Rossier School of Education announced that Huriya Jabbar has joined as an associate professor focusing on K–12 education policy. Prior to joining USC Rossier, she served as an associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Texas at Austin.

Bio: Huriya Jabbar’s research uses sociological and critical theories to examine how market-based ideas in PK–12 and higher education shape inequality, opportunity, and democracy in the U.S. Her work has been published in the American Educational Research Journal, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Harvard Educational ReviewEducational Researcher and Sociology of Education. She received the Early Career Award for Excellence in Education Research in 2021 from the American Educational Research Association (AERA), and the Division L (Policy and Politics) Early Career Award in 2020. She received a BA in Economics from the University of California at Santa Cruz, an MA in Economics from the New School for Social Research and a PhD in Education Policy, Organization, Measurement, and Evaluation from the University of California, Berkeley.

“I am excited to join USC Rossier and continue developing research and structures that advance educational equity,” said Huriya Jabbar. “Teacher shortages, debates over school choice and continued barriers to access and opportunity in education are some of the major challenges facing schools. I look forward to working alongside USC Rossier faculty and staff to identify methods to meet these issues head-on and ensure our education system is equitable and fair for all.”

“Dr. Huriya Jabbar’s expansive research into K–12 and higher education has helped unearth the structural inequities in our education system and provide templates to overcome these issues and instill true educational equity in our nation” said USC Rossier Dean Pedro Noguera. “Her work has earned her 14 different awards and honors and made her a leader in education policy research. Huriya’s research will support USC Rossier’s EdPolicy Hub, which partners with Southern California schools, education systems and community colleges to co-design and conduct practical research that will help partners navigate challenges and improve outcomes and equity for students across the region. USC Rossier is delighted to welcome Dr. Huriya Jabbar to its faculty.”

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