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Jill Koyama, Ph.D.
Jill Koyama, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in Educational Policy Studies and Practice at the University of Arizona. She is a Public Voices Fellow with The OpEd Project.

Entries by Jill Koyama, Ph.D.

ISIS, Torture and World Silence About Women

(2) Comments | Posted September 19, 2014 | 1:47 PM

The world erupts with rage over the brutal murders of two American journalists and a British aid worker by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants. As a result, international outrage has turned to demands for action against the jihadists. Calls for death to the monsters and demands...

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Stop Performing Random Acts of Kindness!

(3) Comments | Posted February 25, 2014 | 3:37 PM

Earlier this month as I walked across the University of Arizona campus to my office, I saw a young woman holding a sign: "free listening and free hugs." My curiosity was piqued. When I approached her, she explained that she was offering these acts for International Random Acts of Kindness...

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In the War on Poverty, Don't Forget Refugees

(2) Comments | Posted January 23, 2014 | 10:18 AM

It is 4:30 a.m. on a snowy Tuesday in December in upstate New York. Bishnu slides into the back seat of an '83 Toyota Corolla, next to two others, and heads to work in a food packing factory 20 miles north. An hour later, the alarm alerts his 11-year-old daughter...

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