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Anthony Pellegrino and Kristien Zenkov profile

Anthony Pellegrino and Kristien Zenkov

Assistant Professor of Education/Professor of Education

Anthony Pellegrino, PhD, a 10-year veteran high school social studies teacher, is currently assistant professor of history and social studies education in the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University where he teaches methods of teaching history/social studies in the secondary school, foundations of secondary education, and research on teacher education. He has published articles in journals including: Action in Teacher Education, The Journal of Social Studies Research and the International Journal of Multicultural Education on topics related to history/social studies education as well as the experiences of preservice educators.

Kristien Zenkov, PhD, is a Professor of Education at George Mason University. He is the author and editor of more than one hundred articles and book chapters and six books, focusing on teacher education, literacy pedagogy and curricula, social justice education, and school-university partnerships. Dr. Zenkov co-directs “Through Students' Eyes,” a Youth Participatory Action Research and photovoice project, through which youth document with photographs and writings what they believe about citizenship, justice, school, and literacy. A veteran English teacher, he continues to co-teach and co-research at TC Williams High School with multiple teachers and youth.