Agata Soroko

PhD Candidate, University of Ottawa

critical financial literacy education, equity-focused school reform, social studies and citizenship education, poverty and inequality, education policy and politics, financial life skills, social and economic structures



Agata Soroko is a PhD candidate and a part-time professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa. From 2016-2019, Soroko held the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) to conduct her doctoral research on teachers' critical approaches to teaching financial literacy. She was a McPherson Fellow at the Center for Ethics and Education (UW-Madison) and worked on The Inequality Project, a mixed-methods collaborative study between the University of Ottawa and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) investigating what high schools teach students about rising economic inequality. Before her academic career, Soroko was a secondary school teacher and an education assistant.


  • critical financial literacy education
  • equity-focused school reform
  • social studies and citizenship education
  • poverty and inequality
  • education policy and politics
  • financial life skills
  • social and economic structures

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