Faculty Profile

Huriya Jabbar

Huriya  Jabbar
Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Administration, College of Education

Email: jabbar@austin.utexas.edu
Office: SZB 374
Office Hours: By appointment
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Huriya Jabbar is an assistant professor in the Educational Policy and Planning program in the Department of Educational Administration. Her research examines the social and political dimensions of market-based reforms and privatization in education, including school choice and decision-making in K-12 and higher education contexts.

Her work has been published in the American Educational Research Journal, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Harvard Educational Review, and Educational Researcher. She received three awards for her dissertation, which examined school choice and competition in post-Katrina New Orleans, from the American Educational Research Association's Division L (Policy & Politics), Division A (Administration, Organization, & Leadership), and the Politics of Education Association special interest group. She is also affiliated with the Education Research Alliance for New Orleans at Tulane University, where she continues to study issues related to school choice in New Orleans. She was a 2013-2014 recipient of the National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship and is a 2016 NAED/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow, which will support a new study exploring teachers' job search processes, and the role of their social networks, in three charter-dense cities.

Huriya received a B.A. in Economics from the University of California at Santa Cruz, an M.A. in Economics from the New School for Social Research, and Ph.D in Education Policy, Organization, Measurement, & Evaluation from the University of California, Berkeley.