Marie A. Menard
University of Paris-Est
Marie A. Menard is a PhD Candidate at the University of Paris-Est. A graduate from la Sorbonne in American Studies and Sociology, her dissertation aims at studying the recent US strike wave (2012-2019) with a sociological history methodology. She compares the US school strikes that occurred in Oklahoma City and Chicago by combining quantitative and qualitative data, to explore the transformations of public schools and teacher unionism. As gender, race, and class are crucial in analyzing education in the US, her work will rely on critical theory and take into account the recent social movements that determined the American political landscape and impacted the conversation around public schools.