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Alum Pavlakis publishes article on student homelessness in Educational Researcher

March 07, 2018
UW-Madison alumna Alexandra Pavlakis has published a new article in the journal Educational Researcher titled, "Spaces, Places, and Policies: Contextualizing Student Homelessness."

Pavlakis received her Ph.D. in 2015 from the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. 

The article explores the diversity of the ways students and families experience homelessness and high mobility. Pavlakis discusses the ways residential space and geographic space shape students' educational opportunities and experiences.

Pavlakis today is an assistant professor at Southern Methodist University's Simmons School of Education and Human Development.

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