Dr. Eisenhart's research focuses on the application of anthropological concepts and methods to U.S.educational settings. In particular, she has studied school culture and social organization, gender relations, the culture of romance, and women's responses to educational experiences in science, mathematics and enginnering. Since 1999 she has conducted outreach work in Denver communities and public schools to support girls' interests in science and technology. Her most important works include Educated in Romance: Women, Achievement, and College Culture (with D. Holland, University of Chicago Press, 1990); Women's Science: Learning and Succeeding from the Margins (with E. Finkel, University of Chicago Press, 1998); and Designing Classroom Research (with H. Borko, Allyn & Bacon, 1993).
anthropology of education, educational ethnography, qualitative research methods, girls and women in science and technology