Dr. Frkovich teaches courses related to research epistemologies and qualitative research methods. Her scholarship explores the globalizing educational experiences of teachers and students, with work to date related to China and the US.


Recent publications include the forthcoming edited books from Routledge: Belonging in Changing Educational Spaces: Negotiating Global, Transnational, and Neoliberal Dynamics; and Navigating Precarity in Educational Contexts. Prior to her work in higher education, she was a high school English teacher and administrator for 18 years.  She consults widely related to English and international education in the US, China, and Ghana.


Degrees

  • PhD, Curriculum Studies - DePaul University; Chicago, IL
  • MA, English Education - Columbia University; New York, NY
  • BA, Literature and Language - Webster University; St. Louis, MO

Academic and Professional Highlights

Awards

  • New Scholar Award, Comparative and International Education Society (2015)
  • Meister Scholar for Community Engagement, DePaul University (2012-2013)
  • Kate and Paul Farmer English Journal Award for Outstanding Writing, National Council of Teachers of English (2003-2004)

Prior Positions

Academic

  • Visiting Professor, Tianhua College at Shanghai Normal University; Jiading, China (2019)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor - Beloit College, Department of Education and Youth Studies; Beloit, WI (2017-2018)
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor - DePaul University, College of Education; Chicago, IL (2015-2017)

Publications:

  • Monkman, K. & Frkovich, A. (Eds.). (2022). Belonging in Changing Educational Spaces: Negotiating Global, Transnational, and Neoliberal Dynamics. Routledge.

  • Monkman, K. & Frkovich, A, & Proweller, A. (Eds). (2022). Education in Precarious Times. Routledge.

  • Frkovich, A. Learning to Transcend the Nation State: The Flexible Citizenship of China's Elite Transnational Teenager. In Monkman, K. & Frkovich, A. (Eds.). (2022). Belonging in Changing Educational Spaces: Negotiating Global, Transnational, and Neoliberal Dynamics. Routledge.

  • Frkovich, A. & Monkman, K. Belonging in Globalizing Spaces. In Monkman, K. & Frkovich, A. (Eds.). (2022). Belonging in Changing Educational Spaces: Negotiating Global, Transnational, and Neoliberal Dynamics. Routledge.

  • Monkman, K. & Frkovich, A. Belonging in Multi-Layered Spaces. In Monkman, K. & Frkovich, A. (Eds.). (2022). Belonging in Changing Educational Spaces: Negotiating Global, Transnational, and Neoliberal Dynamics. Routledge.

  • Frkovich, A. & Carter-Richardson, T. Vignettes From the Underground: The Difficulty of Challenging Educational Spaces. In Monkman, K. & Frkovich, A, & Proweller, A. (Eds). (2022). Education in Precarious Times. Routledge.

  • Frkovich, A. (2017). Standing out: Chinese nationals in US classrooms and the work of being ?best.? Schools: Studies in Education, vol. 14, no. 1(Spring), pp. 54-70.

  • Frkovich, A. (2015). Teacher education and the baggage of cross-cultural dialogue. Frontiers of Education in China, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 175-200.

  • Frkovich, A. & Thoms, A.. (2004). The Monologue Project for creating vital drama in secondary schools. English Journal, vol. 94, no. 2 (November), pp. 76-84.

Presentations:

  • Frkovich, A. Learning to Transcend the Nation State: The Flexible Citizenship of China's Elite Transnational Teenager. Comparative and International Education Society (vCIES) annual meeting, Seattle, Washington. April 25-30, 2021.

  • Frkovich, A. & McCabe, C. The Boarding School Education and Experience of Chinese Nationals in the United States. Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) annual meeting, San Francisco, California, April 14-18, 2019.

  • Frkovich, A. & McCabe, C. English for Global Citizens: Unpacking English Culture for Everyone. Illinois Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ITBE) annual meeting, Naperville, Illinois, February 22-23, 2019.

  • Frkovich, A. The Lived Experience of Test-Driven Schools for Students in the U.S. and China. Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) annual meeting, Mexico City, Mexico (March 25-29, 2018)

  • Frkovich, A. Achievement Collaboration: Symbiosis and Survival in Test-Driven Schools. Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) annual meeting, Atlanta, Georgia (March 6-8, 2017)

  • Frkovich, A. Standing Out: Chinese Nationals in US Secondary Classrooms and the Struggle for "Best" American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual meeting, Chicago, Illinois (April 16-20, 2015)

  • Frkovich, A. A Young Idler, An Old Beggar: The Comparative Experiences of Chinese Nationals in US Secondary Classrooms and the Movement of Education Reform. Dissertation Workshop, Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) annual meeting, Washington, DC (March 8-13, 2015)

  • Frkovich, A. Teacher Education and the Baggage of Cross-Cultural Collaboration. Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) annual meeting, Toronto, Canada (March 10-15, 2014)

  • Frkovich, A. Teaching and Learning in Jiangxi Province. Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) annual meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana (March 9-14, 2013)