Awad Ibrahim is a full professor and holder of the . 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 Ph.D. from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto (OISE), and has been with the Faculty 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, a blog called , and a project on the daily struggle of 'becoming a citizen' in Canada. For high school students, he is known as Dr. Dre.