ABOUT DR. ZUHRA
I am an Assistant Professor of Education and Program Coordinator of the Masters in Educational Leadership program at Niagara University Ontario. My work focuses on the ways that discourses of race and identity are negotiated, mediated and socialized in education.
My research seeks to re-centre the voices of racialized and Indigenous children, families and educators, by problematizing whiteness and white privilege in curriculum, pedagogy, teacher education, and teacher hiring and promotion. My scholarship aims to explore how knowledge can be mobilized at the grassroots level from educators, children and communities minoritized by education system. I am particularly interested in teacher hiring policies and practices in relation to diversity in the teacher workforce in Ontario through an antiracism approach.
I hold a doctorate in educational leadership and social justice from OISE/University of Toronto, additionally, I am both an Ontario Certified Teacher and Registered Early Childhood Educator. My teaching experience spans all facets of education, having been an early childhood educator, teacher, professor and graduate program coordinator.
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