Sarah Dryden-Peterson is an Assistant Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her work focuses on the connections between education and community development. She examines issues such as the role of social institutions in immigrant/refugee integration, the connections between education and family livelihoods, and transnational institution-building. Her work is situated in conflict and post-conflict settings in sub-Saharan Africa and with African Diaspora communities in the United States and Canada. She is concerned with the interplay between local experiences of children, families, and teachers and the development and implementation of national and international policy.
Sarah’s new book, Educating Children in Conflict Zones
is now available from
Teachers College Press.
The book’s “new ideas give promise to children living in conflict for the chance at a quality education, a better future, and lives of peace.”
—Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu
Awarded the Joyce Cain Award for distinguished research on African descendants,
Sarah’s article, “Bridging Home: Building Relationships Between Immigrant and Long-Time Resident Youth,” was featured on Teachers College Record video journal,
The Voice .