Awad Ibrahim
Awad Ibrahim
Full Professor
Vice-Provost, Equity, Diversity and Inclusive Excellence
Holder of the Air Canada Professorship on Anti-Racism

LMX 420
613-562-5800 ext. 5872

Awad Ibrahim is full professor, Vice-Provost, Equity, Diversity and Inclusive Excellence and holder of the Air Canada Professorship on Anti-Racism. 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 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. He is an advisor to the Canadian Playful Schools Network. His immediate projects include an ethnography of an inner city high school in Ottawa, a blog called On Becoming, and a project on the daily struggle of 'becoming a citizen' in Canada. For high school students, he is known as Dr. Dre. 

Research interests

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