Dr. Lauren Braunstein
Lauren Braunstein, Ph.D.
Instructor of Social Foundations
Dr. Lauren Braunstein is an Instructor of Social Foundations. She teaches courses in the College of Education including EDF 2085: Education, Diversity, and Global Society, EDF 6705: Gender and the Educational Process, and EDF 7747: Introduction to Qualitative Methods.
Dr. Braunstein received a bachelor's degree in Spanish, a master's degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), and a doctoral degree in Curriculum and Cultural Studies. She has a background in teaching Spanish and ESOL at the elementary, high school, and adult school levels.
Dr. Braunstein's research interests include investigating the role of language ideologies within multilingual educational settings, specifically within Dual Language (Two-Way Immersion) bilingual schools. She also researches the recruitment, preparation, and retainment of pre-service teachers of color. She is additionally a USF faculty affiliate within the Educational Measurement and Research program.