Renata Horvatek graduated with dual-title Ph.D. in Education Theory and Policy and Comparative and International Education at the Pennsylvania State University in 2017. Her doctoral research focused on the longitudinal critical content analysis of history textbooks published in Croatia during the period between 1980 and 2014. She holds an M.A. in philosophy and comparative literature from the University of Zagreb, Croatia. Her research interests include education and social change, curriculum and textbooks studies, minority education in post-conflict societies, citizenship education, and issues of educational equity and justice. She was a Hubert H. Humphrey fellow during the 2010-2011 academic year, and a David A. Clark Scholar in 2017. Also, she was awarded a European Commission Mobility Grant for her affiliation at the University of Liverpool International Centre for Excellence in Educational Opportunities. She worked for 10 years at the University of Zagreb before she enrolled doctoral program in the U.S. She authored and co-authored several research articles published in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, and collaborated on several international research and education projects funded by European Commission and other foundations.