Julia Raufman conducts qualitative research on instructional reform in developmental education, teaching and learning, student support services, student success courses, and student experiences at community colleges.
Prior to joining CCRC, Raufman worked as a research associate at ReLearning Curve. At ReLearning Curve, she conducted evaluations of different programs focused on integrating instructional technology into classrooms at New York City public and charter schools, a blended learning course aimed at improving students’ postsecondary readiness skills, and a 21st Century Community Learning Center providing after-school services for New York City public school students. She has also served as a research coordinator at NYU’s Center for Research on Culture, Development, and Education, where she had the opportunity to work on two longitudinal studies focused on ethnic and gender differences in children’s developmental trajectories and home and school experiences. Raufman previously taught English in Spain to students ranging from kindergarten to adulthood in a public elementary school and at a language academy.
Raufman is a doctoral student in the comparative and international education program at Teachers College, Columbia University. She earned her BA in anthropology and Spanish from Skidmore College and has an MA in international education from New York University. Her research interests include how school context shapes the negotiation of student identity, racial and ethnic identity socialization, and education in international and comparative contexts.