Elizabeth Anderson Worden is an associate professor of education at American University in Washington, DC. She is a comparative and international education scholar who examines how governments foster identities and belonging through education during social and political transition. Her current project focuses on teacher agency, citizenship education and the legacy of educational reform in post-conflict Northern Ireland. Dr Worden’s book National Identity and Education Reform: Contested Classrooms (published in 2014 by Routledge) examines these issues in the context of post-Soviet Moldova. Her work has appeared in Comparative Education, Journal of European Education, Globalisation, Societies, and Education, and Comparative Education Review. Her work has been funded by organisations such as the US–UK Fulbright Commission, IREX and Ulster University.