Awad Ibrahim

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Awad Ibrahim
Full Professor

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Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 5872

Work E-mail: aibrahim@uOttawa.ca

Awad Ibrahim

Biography

Awad Ibrahim is Full Professor. He is a Curriculum Theorist with special interest in economy of hospitality (Derrida), cultural studies, Hip-Hop, youth and Black popular culture, social foundations (i.e., philosophy, history and sociology of education), social justice and community service learning, diasporic and continental African identities, ethnography and applied linguistics. He has researched and published widely in these areas. Professor Ibrahim obtained his PhD from OISE, the University of Toronto, and has been with the Faculty of Education of the University of Ottawa since 2007. Before that, he taught at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Internationally, he has ongoing projects in Morocco, Sudan and the United States. His immediate projects include an ethnography of an inner city high school in Ottawa and a project on the daily struggle of 'becoming citizen' in Canada. His books include: The Rhizome of Blackness: A critical ethnography of Hip-Hop culture, language, identity and the politics of becoming (Peter Lang, 2014); Critical Youth studies: A reader (with Shirley Steinberg; Peter Lang, 2014); The education of African Canadian children: Critical perspectives (with Ali Abdi; in progress); Provoking curriculum studies: Strong poetry and the arts of the possible (with Nicholas Ng-A-Fook & Giuliano Reis; Routledge, in progress) and Global Linguistic Flows: Hip-Hop Cultures, Youth Identities, and the Politics of Language (with Samy Alim & Alastair Pennycook, Routledge, 2009). For high school students, he is known as Dr. Dre.

Fields of Interest

  • Educational social foundations
  • Curriculum
  • Ethnography
  • Applied linguistics
  • Black pop culture and hip-hop
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