Fitore Hyseni , M.A.

Research Associate

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Fitore Hyseni graduated from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University in 2015, earning a Master degree in Public Administration. During her master’s studies, Ms. Hyseni conducted a needs assessment for substance abuse treatment services in the Central New York region for ACR Health, Syracuse; evaluated the implementation of the ‘School Feeding Program’ in the Municipality of Prishtina, Kosovo; developed the program evaluation design for the Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) training for Prevention Network, Syracuse; and developed a policy proposal for an internship matching and college preparation program to raise job placement, graduation and college-going rates of students with disabilities in Onondaga County. Her past work experience includes working on projects with the Institute for Veterans and Military Affairs (IVMF) at Syracuse University as a Research Assistant, USAID’s Basic Education Program in Kosovo, and International Crisis Group office in Kosovo. Ms. Hyseni is also involved in Prosperity Initiative in Kosovo, a youth-led NGO that she co-founded.

Ms. Hyseni is currently pursuing a Doctorate degree in Social Science at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Administration, Syracuse University. As a doctoral student, her latest projects were to develop a research design to measure the impact of teacher racial implicit bias towards African American students in the referral decision for special education, develop a theory for supported decision-making as compatible with traditional liberal notions of autonomy, and theoretically address discrimination against Roma in Europe as well as against people with mental illnesses. Broadly, her research interests include education policy, segregation, power dynamics, and race, ethnicity, gender and disability intersectionality.

Curriculum Vita: Adobe Acrobat (.pdf)