Ali Abdi

Professor, Department of Educational Studies
University of British Columbia

Ali A. Abdi is Professor of Social Development Education in the Department of Educational Studies at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus), where he previously served as Department Head. Prior to that, he was Professor of International Development Education and Founding Co-director of the Centre for Global Citizenship Education and Research (CGCER) at the University of Alberta. He also served as President of the Comparative and International Education Society of Canada (CIESC), and as Board of Directors Member for the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES-USA). His areas of research and teaching include education and social development, critical foundations of education, citizenship and human rights education, and anti-colonial studies in education. He is the Founding Editor of the Journal of Contemporary Issues in Education, and Co-founding Editor of Cultural and Pedagogical Inquiry. His latest works focus on critical theories of education, social justice education and onto-epistemological liberation education.

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