Jill P. Koyama

Assistant Professor

Educational Leadership and Policy

 466 Baldy Hall
 (716) 645-1085
 jillkoya@buffalo.edu
  http://www.educationalanthropolicy.org


the productive social assemblage of policy
the controversies of globalizing educational policy
the politics and complexities of language policy and immigrant-refugee education
social policy; urban education; educational leadership; social and cultural theory; ethnography

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Educational Background

Ph.D., Anthropology and Education, Department of International and Transcultural Studies,Teachers College, Columbia University, 2008

M.Ed., Multicultural Education, Department of Education, University of Washington, 1999

Professional and Research Interests

Jill P. Koyama is a sociocultural anthropologist whose inquiry focuses on the intersections of educational policy, schooling, and culture. Framing her work with social and cultural theories, she utilizes ethnographic and qualitative methodologies to examine issues of:

Educational and social equity
Educational policy
globalization and transnationalism
Immigration and education
Urban education

She is currently interested in the ways in which broad social policies, such as immigration policy affect educational practices and schooling experiences; the role(s) of state and local politics in federal policy implementation; and emerging “informal” educational organizations. Her most recent research explored the multi-faceted appropriation of No Child Left Behind. Previous studies have centered on bilingual education policies, programs for immigrants, and the collective construction of hyphenated-American identities in ESL programs. She previously directed a community college opportunity program, taught at City University of New York (CUNY), and managed a city-wide program for an educational support company in New York City.



Recent Publications, Presentations, and Awards

Publications

Chen, Q. and J. P. Koyama. (in press). Reconceptualising diasporic intellectual networks: Mobile scholars in transnational space. Globalisation, Societies, and Education 10(4).
Koyama, J. P. and H. Varenne (in press). Assembling and dissembling: Policy as productive play. Educational Researcher.
Koyama, Jill P(in press). Making failure matter: Enacting No Child Left Behind’s standards, accountabilities, and classifications. Educational Policy. DOI:10.1177/0895904811417592.
Bartlett, Lesley and Jill P. Koyama (2012). Additive schooling: A critical small school for Latino immigrant youth. In Critical small schools:Beyond privatization in New York City urban educational reform. eds., M. Hantzopoulos and A. Tyner, pp. 79-102. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
Koyama, Jill P. (2011). Generating, comparing, manipulating, categorizing, reporting, and sometimes fabricating data to comply with No Child Left Behind mandates. Journal of Education Policy 26(5):701-720.
Gibson, Margaret A. and Jill P. Koyama. (2011). Immigrants and education. In A companion to the anthropology of education, eds., B.A. U. Levinson and M. Pollock, 391-407. Walden, MA: Wiley Blackwell.
Varenne, Hervé. with Jill Koyama. (2011). Education, cultural production, and figuring out what to do next. In A companion to the anthropology of education, eds., A. U. Levinson and Mica Pollock, 50-64. Walden, MA: Wiley Blackwell.
Koyama, Jill P. and Lesley Bartlett (2011). Bilingual education policy as political spectacle: Educating Latino immigrant youth in New York City. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism 14(2): 173-187.
Koyama, Jill P. (2011). Principals, Power, and Policy: Enacting ‘Supplemental Educational Services’ (SES).Anthropology and Education Quarterly 42(1): 20-36.
Koyama, Jill P. (2010). Making Failure Pay: For-Profit Tutoring, High-Stakes Testing, and Public Schools. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.
Koyama, Jill P. (2010). ‘Supplemental Educational Services’ (SES): NCLB’s Extended School. In Perspectives on Comprehensive Education, Volume three. Hervé Varenne, Edmund Gordon, and Linda Lin, eds. Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press.
Koyama, Jill P. (2009). Localizing No Child Left Behind: Supplemental Educational Services (SES) in New York City. In Comparatively Knowing: Vertical Case Study Research in Comparative and Development Education, Francis Vavrus and Lesley Bartlett, eds. Palgrave Press.
Koyama, Jill P. and Margaret Gibson. (2007). Marginalization and Membership. In Late to Class: Social Class and Schooling in the New Economy. Jane Van Galen and George Noblit, eds. Pp. 87-111. Albany: SUNY Press.
Koyama, Jill P. (2006). Approaching and Attending College: Anthropological and Ethnographic Accounts. Teachers College Record 109 (10): 2301-2323.
Koyama, Jill P. (2004). Appropriating Policy: Constructing Positions for English Learners. Bilingual Research Journal 28 (3):321-343
Gibson, Margaret A., Patricia Gandara and Jill Peterson Koyama. (2004). The Role of Peers in the Schooling of U. S. Mexican Youth. In School Connections: U. S. Mexican Youth, Peers, and School Achievement, Pp. 1-17. New York: Teachers College Press.
Gibson, Margaret A., Patricia Gandara and Jill Peterson Koyama. (2002). How Schools Can Shape Peer Relations to Promote Achievement Among Mexican-Origin Youth. UC/ACCORD.

Presentations

Koyama, Jill P. (2012).The education system: A tool for immigrant integration or social division,
Invited speaker, The 17th Annual Glendon International Studies Symposium, Glendon College, York University, Toronto, Canada
Koyama, Jill P. (2011).The legacy of the racial achievement gap in New York City and the “political spectacle” that threatens to eclipse it, presenter, Council on Anthropology and Education Invited Panel, Toward an Ethnography of (Un)Accountability: Race, High-Stakes Testing, and the Anthropology of Public Policy, American Anthropological Association Meeting, Montreal, Quebec, CA
Koyama, Jill P. (2011). Localizing the supplemental educational services (SES) of No Child Left Behind (NCLB): Tracing the actions of for-profit SES providers in New York City, Presenter, American Educational Research Association, Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA
Koyama, Jill P. (2010).Principals, Policy, and Situational Advocacy: Variably Enacting ‘Supplemental Educational Services’ (SES), Presenter, University Council for Educational Administration. 24th Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA
Koyama, Jill P. (2010).Making Failure Pay: A Book Talk, Invited Speaker,The Society for Anthropological Studies and Gottesman Libraries, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY
Koyama, Jill P. (2010). Making Failure Pay: A Book Talk, Invited Speaker, Disciplines of Anthropology and Teacher Education. York College, City University of New York, Jamaica, NY
Koyama, Jill P. (2010).Making Failure Pay: A Book Talk, Invited Speaker, The Ph.D. program in Urban Education, Graduate Center, City University of New York, New York, NY
Koyama, Jill P. (2010).Making Failure Pay: A Book Talk, Invited Speaker, American Educational
Studies Association, Annual Convention, Denver, CO
Koyama, Jill P. (2010).Latino Students in the U.S: Dilemmas and Continuing Conversations about Immigration and Identity, Invited Speaker, Soup with Substance Series, Canisius College Multicultural Education Program
Koyama, Jill P. (2010). Bricolage Identities: Hybridity, Intersectionality, and Cultural Geography,
Invited Respondent, Gender Across Borders IV: Globalisms, Buffalo NY
Koyama, Jill P. (2010). Latino Education and Advocacy Day (LEAD) Internationally Webcast Conference, Organizer and Co-Host for University at Buffalo, Graduate School of Education
Koyama, Jill P. (2010). Localizing No Child Left Behind: Supplemental Educational Services (SES) in New York City, Presenter, Comparative and International Education Society's 54th Annual Meeting: Reimagining Education
Koyama, Jill P. (2009).No Child Left Behind: The Actions of Public Schools and Private Companies, Presenter, Comparative and International Education Society’s 53rd Annual Meeting: The Politics of Comparison
Koyama, Jill P. (2008).When Supplemental Education is Not Optional, Invited Presenter, Study Group on Supplemental Education, The College Board, Educational Testing Services, and Teacher College’s Institute for Urban and Minority Education, New York
Koyama, Jill P. (2008). The Appropriation of Educational Policy: Following NCLB Locally, Invited Lecturer, Comparative Education Methods, Professor Bartlett, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York
Koyama, Jill P. (2007). Making Failure Matter, Presenter, American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting 2007, Washington DC
Koyama, Jill P. (2006). School Failure, American Style, Invited Lecturer, Anthropology and Education Seminar, Professor Varenne, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York
Jill P. Koyama. (2005). Playing with Words in ESL: Making “American” Ethnicities, Presenter, Education Across the Americas, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York
Jill P. Koyama. (2005). The Educational Experiences of Immigrant Adolescents: A Review Essay, Panelist, The Society for Research in Child Development Annual Meeting 2005, Atlanta, Georgia
Koyama, Jill P. (2004).Borderland ESL Classes: Making “American” Race/Ethnicity, Presenter, Emerging Scholarship in Urban Education, New York University, New York
Koyama, Jill P. (2004). Marginalization and Membership, Presenter, Education Across the Americas, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York
Koyama, Jill P. (2004). Playing with Language and Hegemony, Presenter, Education Across the Americas, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York
Koyama, Jill P. (2003). Peer Relations, School Contexts, and the Educational Achievement of
Mexican-descent Youth in U.S. High Schools, Panel Discussant, American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting 2003, Chicago, Illinois
Koyama, Jill Peterson (2002). Appropriating Policy: Constructing Positions for English Learners, Presenter, American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting 2002, New Orleans, Louisiana

Awards

2008. Dissertation Distinction, Making Failure Matter in New York City, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Columbia University
2008. Outstanding Dissertation Award, Council on Anthropology and Education, American Anthropological Association
2003. Minority Group Scholarship, Anthropology and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
2003. Milbank Fellowship, Teachers College, Columbia University
2002. Minority Group Scholarship, Anthropology and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
2002. Glenn Hendricks Endowment Award, Applied Anthropology, Teachers College, Columbia University
2001.Gardner Cowles Fellowship, Anthropology and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University