Liz Dawes Duraisingh
Liz Dawes Duraisingh has been associated with Project Zero since 2003, when she began working as a research assistant on the Interdisciplinary Studies Project. After taking time out to complete her doctorate, she returned to Project Zero and became a Principal Investigator in 2014. With Carrie James and Shari Tishman, Liz co-directs Out of Eden Learn, an innovative online learning community that promotes cross-cultural inquiry and exchange among young people around the world, in collaboration with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Paul Salopek. Liz also co-directs Creating Communities of Innovation with Edward Clapp. This project supports inquiry-driven professional development for teachers, with the goal of promoting innovative practices in schools. To this end, Project Zero is developing an initial teacher network across seven GEMS Education schools in the United Arab Emirates that variously follow American, British, Indian, and International Baccalaureate curriculums.
Liz additionally serves as Lecturer on Education at HGSE, teaching the introductory qualitative research course to incoming Phd. students. She was previously a middle and high school history teacher for eight years, working in both England and Australia. She has a B.A. in History and French from Oxford University, a Post Graduate Certificate of Education from the Institute of Education, University of London, and an Ed.M. and Ed.D. from HGSE. Her dissertation won the 2013 Larry Metcalf Exemplary Dissertation Award from the National Council for the Social Studies.