Kendall specializes in comparative, international, and global education policy. She is affiliated with the African Studies Program, Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, Development Studies Program, and Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Kendall conducts comparative ethnographic research on global development education policies and their intersections with children’s and families’ daily lives. Research projects have examined Education for All, gender and schooling, political democratization and educational governance, structural adjustment and education, sexuality and HIV/AIDS education, and childhood, vulnerability, and marginalization in education. Kendall has conducted extended research in Malawi, Mozambique, and the U.S., and has conducted shot-term research in Colombia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Zimbabwe. Kendall was a 2009 National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation postdoctoral fellow, and has received research support from the Fulbright Foundation, Social Science Research Council, TAG Philanthropic Foundation, and the Wenner-Gren Foundation, among others.