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Tatiana Suspitsyna

Associate Professor, Department of Educational Studies

Program Area: Higher Education and Student Affairs

(614) 247-8232
suspitsyna.1@osu.edu

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Biography

Tatiana Suspitsyna is associate professor in the Higher Education and Student Affairs program at The Ohio State University. She also is affiliated faculty in the Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies and the Center for Slavic and East European Studies. Prior to joining the Ohio State faculty in 2005, she was a visiting assistant professor in the Education Policy, Organization and Leadership program at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

In her research, Suspitsyna applies qualitative research methods to study international students as well as U.S. political and media narratives about higher education and internationalization from a postcolonial poststructuralist perspective. Suspitsyna’s research has appeared, among other journals, in such top tier publications as Journal of Higher Education, Studies in Higher Education, and Journal of Educational Policy

Suspitsyna is actively involved in the Council for International Higher Education of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) and in the American Educational Research Association (AERA), having served as chair of the ASHE Council for International Higher Education in 2013-2014 and Division J program chair for the 2019 AERA annual conference. In 2018, Suspitsyna served as a guest associate editor of a special issue of the Review of Higher Education dedicated to the issues of internationalization.

Education

  • PhD, Higher Education, University of Michigan
  • MA, Gender and Culture Studies, Central European University
  • MEd, Educational Administration and Supervision, University of Toledo
  • Diploma of Teacher of English and German, Barnaul State Pedagogical University

Research Interests

Research Summary

Methodologically, Suspitsyna follows the traditions of narrative inquiry and critical discourse analysis to examine a wide range of issues related to internationalization and globalization of universities and higher education research. Drawing on postcolonial and poststructuralist theoretical perspectives, she studies how local and national discourses about higher education and international scholars and students shape the social reality of university faculty, administrators, and students and how universities engage in internationalization for competitive advantage and increased global presence. More recently, Suspitsyna has applied the Actor-Network Theory to examine the (post)colonial entanglements of the field of international and comparative higher education.

Honors

  • The Ohio State University Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching, 2014

Selected Publications

Refereed Articles

  • Suspitsyna, T. (2019). Comparative and international education research in a post-truth era. Higher Education Quarterly, 00 , 1-12. DOI: 10.1111/hequ.12214
  • Suspitsyna, T. and Shalka, T. R. (2019). The Chinese international student as a (post)colonial other: An analysis of cultural representations of a US media discourse. The Review of Higher Education, 42S, 287-308.
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/rhe.2019.0053
  • Suspitsyna, T.(2015).Cultural hierarchies in the discursive representations of China in the Chronicle of Higher Education. Critical Studies in Education, 56(1), 21-37. DOI: 10.1080/17508487.2015.971330.
  • Suspitsyna,T. (2013).  Socialization as sensemaking: A semiotic analysis of international graduate students’ narratives in the US. Studies in Higher Education, 38(9), 1351-1364.DOI: 10.1080/03075079.2011.629343
  • Suspitsyna, T. (2012). Higher education for economic advancement and engaged citizenship: An analysis of the US Department of Education discourse. Journal of Higher Education, 83 (1): 49-72.DOI:https://doi.org/10.1353/jhe.2012.0003
  • Suspitsyna, T. (2010). Accountability in American education as a rhetoric and a technology of governmentality. Journal of Educational Policy, 25 (5): 567-586. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/02680930903548411

Book

  • Suspitsyna, T. (2005). Adaptation of Western economics by Russian universities: Intercultural travel of an academic field. New York, NY: Routledge.

Book Chapters

  • Suspitsyna, T. (2011). Changing student affairs through organizational sense making. In P.M. Magolda and M. B. Baxter Magolda (Eds.), Contested Issues in Student Affairs: Diverse Perspective and Respectful Dialogue (pp. 407-415). Herndon: Stylus.
  • Suspitsyna,T.  (2009). Purposes of higher education and visions of the nation in the writings of the Department of Education. In E.J. Allan, S. Iverson, and B. Ropers-Huilman (Eds.), Reconstructing policy in higher education: Feminist poststructural perspectives (pp. 63-80). New York: Routledge.

Selected Presentations

  • Suspitsyna, T. (2018, November). International and comparative higher education research in the US through the lens of postcolonial theory. Paper presented at the Council for International Higher Education of the Association for the Study of Higher Education. Tampa, Florida.
  • Suspitsyna, T. (2017, November). Narrative conceptualization of the world and education in Donald Trump’s speeches. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education. Houston, Texas.
  • Lee, J.J., Kosmuetzky, A. K., Nokkala, T., and Suspitsyna, T. (2016, November). Where does comparative higher education research stand in globalized times? Interactive Symposium presented at the Council for International Higher Education of the Association for the Study of Higher Education. Columbus, Ohio.
  • Suspitsyna, T. (2016, November). Discursive constructions of the world and education in presidential candidates’ statements of 2015-2016. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education. Columbus, Ohio.
  • Marshall, B., Adams-Gaston, J., Suspitsyna, T., Mull, D., and Gilbride-Brown, J. (2016, March). Graduate professional preparation: Collaborating to create the extraordinary student experience. Panel presented at the NASPA Annual Conference. Indianapolis, Indian.
  • Suspitsyna, T. (2015, November). Representations of Africa in the American academic press: Ebola, biopower, and security on American campuses. Presented at Association for the Study of Higher Education. Denver, Colorado.
  • Suspitsyna, T. and Shalka, T. (2014, November). The Chinese international student as a (post)colonial other: An analysis of cultural representations in a U.S. media discourse. Presented at Association for the Study of Higher Education. Washington, District of Columbia.
  • Suspitsyna, T. (2013, November). Cultural hierarchies in the discursive representations of China in the Chronicle of Higher Education. Presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education. St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Suspitsyna, T. (2013, April). The Discursive construction of China in the Chronicle of Higher Education. Presented at the American Educational Research Association. San Francisco, California.
  • Suspitsyna, T. (2012, November). Spatial aspects of international graduate students’ experiences in the US. Presented at the Annual Conference of  the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Suspitsyna, T. (2011, April).The rhetoric of accountability and the government of education. Presented at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Suspitsyna, T. (2010, April). Higher education for economic advancement and engaged citizenship: An analysis of the government discourse. Presented at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, Colorado.
  • Suspitsyna, T. (2008, November). Higher education as commodity and civic learning: An analysis of the U.S. Department of Education discourse. Presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Jacksonville, Florida.
  • Hall, T. and Suspitsyna, T.(2008, May). Reading and writing race in the Rhetoric and Composition Classrooms: A study of authorship, performance, and identity. Presented at the Annual Conference of the American Education Research Association, New York, New York.