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Dr. Handel Kashope Wright

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Dr. Handel Kashope Wright

Handel Kashope Wright has been variously Canada Research Chair of Comparative Cultural Studies and David Lam Chair in Multicultural Education and co-editor of International Education. He is currently Professor in the Department of Educational Studies and Director of the Centre for Culture, Identity and Education Professor Wright is co-editor of the book series African and Diasporic Cultural Studies (University of Toronto Press), Associate Editor of Critical Arts and serves on the editorial board of several cultural studies and education journals including the International Journal of Cultural Studies; the European Journal of Cultural Studies; Topia; the Canadian Journal of Education and Postcolonial Studies in Education. He has published extensively on continental and diasporic African cultural studies, cultural studies of education, critical multiculturalism, anti-racist education, qualitative research and curriculum theorizing. His publications include the monograph, A Prescience of African Cultural Studies (Peter Lang, 2004), the co-edited books (with Keyan Tomaselli) Africa, Cultural Studies and Difference (Routledge, 2011) and (with Meaghan Morris) Transnationalism and Cultural Studies (Routledge, 2012) and some 15 sole or co-edited issues of journals including (with Patti Lather, 2006) Paradigm Proliferation in Educational Research. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 19 (1); (with Karl Maton, 2004) The glocal presence of cultural studies in education. The Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 26 (1, 2) and (2003) Diasporic Africans and the Question of Identity. Critical Arts, 17 (1, 2). His current research is on the viability of multiculturalism after the “death” of multiculturalism, successor regimes to multiculturalism (transnationalism, cosmopolitanism, diaspora, interculturalism) and on youth identity and belonging in (post)multicultural contexts.

Maryam Nabavi

Graduate Research Assistant
MARYAM NABAVI

Maryam Nabavi is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Educational Studies (EDST). Her research intersects the areas of social citizenship, (trans)nationalism and informal learning for Iranian immigrant youth in Canada. Prior to doctoral studies, she worked nationally in various roles as a popular educator, researcher, advocate and activist with traditionally marginalized youth. Her work at the Centre focuses on the Expressing and Exploring Youth Identities in a Multicultural Context Research Project.

   

Dilek Kayaalp

Graduate Research Assistant
DILEK KAYAALP

Dilek Kayaalp studied Sociology at the Middle East Technical University in Turkey. She is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Educational Studies at the University of British Columbia, Canada. Her areas of interests are social/educational inequality, sociology of education, sociology of immigration, and cultural identity. Her book, titled Work and School Experiences and Cultural Practices of Male Working-Class Youth in Turkey, was published in April 2009.

   

Patrick Radebe

Graduate Research Assistant
PATRICK RADEBE

Patrick Radebe is a doctoral student in the Society, Culture, and Politics in Education program in the Department of Educational Studies at the University of British. His research interest revolves around Toronto’s Afrocentric-Alternative School. Through his previous work and volunteer experience, he has developed close ties with Toronto’s African community in general and young people in particular. As a former teacher, his experience working with students to create a positive and dynamic learning environment has proved invaluable; he related to and inspired his students, at the George Brown and the Sheridan Colleges where he taught, by creating a forum of open communication and interaction. Watching his students succeed and their confidence grow was his ultimate reward.

   
Caroline Rueckert

Graduate Research Assistant
Caroline Rueckert

Caroline Rueckert is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Educational Studies at UBC. Her research interests are in a hybrid cultural studies, critical multiculturalism, and postcolonial & feminist approaches to diversity and pedagogy. Her thesis work focuses on affect and the ways in which emotions are bound up with stories of justice and injustice. In addition to her scholarly work, Caroline is the co-author of The Study Abroad Handbook (Palgrave 2007) and the editor of Tools for Equity in the Classroom, an online resource manual for student teachers. Her work with the Centre includes everything from design and organizing of symposia to the design, management and updating of the CCIE website, from research on recent developments in multiculturalism and multicultural education to contributions to the organization of the CCIE research space.

 

   

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