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Adeela Arshad-Ayaz

Dr. A. Arshad-Ayaz is an Assistant Professor of Education at Concordia University. She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology of Education from McGill University (Montreal). Dr. Arshad-Ayaz is a post-colonial critical theorist. She has taught for universities in Pakistan (Humdard University), Canada (McGill University, Bishops University, University of Regina and Concordia University) and the United Kingdom (external program University of London, London School of Economics (LSE)). Dr. Arshad-Ayaz’s research and teaching practice draws from a number of theoretical traditions, including critical theory, critical pedagogy, feminist theory, post-colonial, and other global discourses. Her previous anthropological background and work experience directs her analyses to focus on the social, cultural, historical, political and economic dynamics of a particular context that affect teaching and learning. Her research demonstrates the importance of context in providing an understanding of not what works in education but what works under what context. Two of her current research projects focus on the role of social media for networked educating youth.

Dr. Arshad-Ayaz’s published work explores education policies and programs, especially those related to educational technology. Dr. Arshad-Ayaz has also published on the varied impact of globalization on environmental and educational policies and practices in the context of the developing and developed world.