Awad Ibrahim is an associate
professor at the Faculty of Education of the University of Ottawa.
He used to teach for more than five years in Education and American
Culture Studies Program at Bowling Green State University, Ohio.
He is a doctoral graduate of the University of Toronto and teaches
and publishes in the areas of Hip-Hop studies; Black pop culture;
minority adolescents; racially and linguistically mediated identities;
antiracism and critical multiculturalism; applied socio-linguistics;
cultural studies. His previous research looked at a group of displaced
continental African youth and their identity formation in Southwestern
Ontario. He has published widely and explored the connections between
race, language, globalization, culture and the politics of identity;
the impact of Black popular culture on young people; and the dialogic
relation between continental and diasporic African identities. He
has published in TESOL Quarterly, TESL Canada, Taboo, Journal of
Curriculum Theorizing, Educational Theory, Inquiry, Critical Arts,
among others, and in many edited volumes. He was recently awarded
(with Dr. Alden Craddock) over one million dollars by Higher Education
for Development (USAID/MEPI) to conduct research in civic education
in Morocco and Lebanon, which is a continuation to his previous
work in Kenya and South Africa dealing with civic education and
linking schooling with indigenous knowledge. Originally from the
Sudan, he is fluent in seven languages, including Arabic, English,
French and Italian.
Curriculum Studies/Curriculum Theory; Cultural Studies/Hip-Hop/Black
Popular Culture; Critical Theory/Critical Pedagogy/Anti-racism;
Applied Linguistics; Critical Race Theory; Philosophy; Sociology;
Ethnography; Indigenous Knowledge and Civic/Citizenship Education.
Alim, S., Ibrahim, A. and Pennycook, A. (2008).
Global Linguistic Flows: Youth Identities, and the Politics of Language.
New York, NY: Routledge.
Ibrahim, A. (2008). The new flâneur: Subaltern cultural studies,
African youth in Canada, and the semiology of in-betweenness. Cultural
Xie, P., Osumare, H. & Ibrahim, A. (2007). Gazing the hood:
Hip-Hop as tourism attraction. Tourism Management, 28, 452-460.
Ibrahim, A. (2007) Linking Marxism, globalization and citizenship
education: Toward a comparative and critical pedagogy post-9/11.
Educational Theory, 57(1), 89-103.
Ibrahim, A. (2006). Social justice: A language reconsidered. Philosophical
Studies in Education, 37, 1-8.
Ibrahim, A. (2006). Rethinking displacement, language, and culture
shock: Towards a pedagogy of cultural translation and negotiation.
In Amin, N. and Dei, G. (Eds.), The poetics of anti-racism (pp.
33-45). Halifax: Fernwood Books.
Ibrahim, A. (2006). Becoming Black: Rap and Hip Hop, race, gender,
identity, and the politics of ESL learning. In Matsuda, P., Cox,
M., Jordan, J., and Ortmeier-Hooper, C. (Eds), Second-language writing
in the composition classroom: A critical sourcebook (pp. 131-148).
New York: St. Martin’s.
Ibrahim, A. (2006). There is no alibi for being (Black)? Race,
dialogic space, and the politics of trialectic identity. In Teelucksingh,
C. (Ed.), Claiming space: Racialization and spatiality in Canadian
cities (pp. 83-100). Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press.
Ibrahim, A. (2006). The beauty of representation: Or, what’s
Hip-Hop got to do with “The Daily Show”? Philosophical
Studies in Education, 37, 39-43.
Ibrahim, A. (2005). The question of the question is the foreigner:
Towards an economy of hospitality. Journal of Curriculum Theorizing,
Ibrahim, A. (2004). One is not born Black: Becoming and the phenomenon(ology)
of race. Philosophical Studies in Education, 35, 89-97.
Ibrahim, A. (2004). Performing desire: Race, identity, identification,
and the politics of Becoming Black. In Nelson, C. and Nelson, C.
(Eds.), Racism Eh? A critical inter-disciplinary anthology on race
in the Canadian context (pp. 120-135). Toronto: Captus University
Zaidoune, S. & Ibrahim, A. (2008, January).
Civic education and higher education. Marrakesh, Morocco.
Ibrahim, A. (2006, June). Pop culture/Hip-Hop and media. Allied
Media Conference, Bowling Green State University, OH.
Ibrahim, A. & Brown, J. (2006, April). Media literacy. Three
workshops delivered to Ukrainian teachers. Kyiv, Ukraine.
Ibrahim, A. (2004, January). On Academic Success. Undergraduate
workshop conducted at McDonald Hall Residence with undergraduate
students, Bowling Green State University.
Ibrahim, A., Ryan, K., Lazar, C., Hill, P., & Friend, A. (2003,
December). The Importance of Voting: Citizenship Rights & Responsibilities.
Workshop conducted with South African teachers, Pietermaritzburg,
Ibrahim, A. (2001, February). Why Should We Care about Eminem?
Popular Culture and the Politics of Teaching. Workshop conducted
at the annual teachers conference, Chateauguy, QC.