Dr. Agata Soroko

Postdoctoral Scholar, Civic Engagement Research Group, University of California, Riverside

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



Dr. Agata Soroko is a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, Riverside. 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