- Alexandra Pavlakis
Southern Methodist University
ALEXANDRA E. PAVLAKIS is an assistant professor in the Department of Education Policy and Leadership at Southern Methodist University. Her research agenda addresses the social contexts of education. In particular, she examines how student and families’ broader life contexts intersect with educational institutions, actors, policies, and practices to shape their schooling experiences. She focuses on three strands: educational leadership, family–school–community relations, and social and educational policy. Across all three strands, much of her work examines the contexts of poverty and homelessness. In addition to Teachers College Record, her work can be found in venues such as Educational Researcher, Urban Education, and The Urban Review. Recent publications include: Pavlakis, A.E. (2018). Spaces, places, and policies: Contextualizing student homelessness. Educational Researcher, 47(2), pp. 134–141. doi.org/10.3102/0013189X17742645; and Pavlakis, A. E., Goff, P., & Miller, P. M. (2017). Contextualizing the impact of homelessness on academic growth. Teachers College Record, 119(10).