Katerina Bodovski (PhD, Sociology) is an Associate Professor of Educational Theory and Policy, Department of Education Policy Studies at the Pennsylvania State University, USA. Her research interests include sociology of education, comparative and international education, inequality of educational outcomes, parenting practices, and cultural capital. Her research has aimed at understanding how different contexts (family, school and neighborhood) shape educational success of students from different social groups, defined by their families socioeconomic standing, gender, race/ethnicity, and immigrant status. Originally, this research has been based on the quantitative analysis of the nationally representative sample of U.S. students—the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study–Kindergarten Cohort (ECLS–K). Recently, she began to extend her research to post-socialist countries of Eastern and Central Europe using data from the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and the Program for International Students Assessment (PISA).