Dr. Katerina Bodovski
TitleAssociate Professor of Education (Educational Theory & Policy)
DepartmentEducation Policy Studies
ProgramsEducational Theory and Policy
Comparative and International Education
Other Penn State AffiliationsPopulation Research Institute
Dr. Katerina Bodovski is an Associate Professor of Educational Theory and Policy in the Department of Education Policy Studies at The Pennsylvania State University. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from The Pennsylvania State University in 2007. She obtained both an M.A. in Sociology and a B.A. in Sociology and Anthropology from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Dr. Bodovski’s research interests include sociology of education, stratification and inequality, parental practices, cultural capital, comparative and international education, and education of immigrant children. Broadly defined, her research focuses on gaining an understanding of the factors shaping student behavior and academic achievement, related to family practices, neighborhood characteristics and school settings. Recently, Dr. Bodovski has expanded her research to post-socialist Eastern European countries.