André Elias Mazawi

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Department of Educational Studies





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André Elias Mazawi serves as professor, sociologist of education, in the Department of Educational Studies, Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia, Vancouver (BC), Canada. He is Affiliate Professor with The Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Educational Research at the University of Malta, and an Affiliate Researcher with the Équipe de Recherche en Dimensions Internationales de l’Éducation (ERDIE) at the University of Geneva. His academic interests are in the areas of the cultural politics of schooling and higher education, the intersections between colonialism and education, with particular attention to the effects of privatization and geopolitics on schooling and educational policies, school governance, and school-higher education restructuring in the Arab region. With Ronald G. Sultana, he co-edited the 2010 World Yearbook of Education, Education in the Arab ‘World’: Political Projects, Struggles, and Geometries of Power (London: Routledge, 2010). With Mark Bray and Ronald G. Sultana, he co-edited Private Tutoring Across the Mediterranean: Power Dynamics and Implications for Learning and Equity (The Netherlands: Sense Publishers, 2013). With Michelle Stack, he co-edited Course Syllabi in Faculties of Education: Bodies of Knowledge and Their Discontents, International and Comparative Perspectives (New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2020).

Co-Principal Investigator Awards

Michelle Stack – International Research Roundtables – 2017

What Do Rankings Tell Us about Higher Education? International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives Principal Investigator(s): Dr. Michelle Stack, Department of Educational Studies, UBC; Dr. Mary Lynn Young, School of Journalism, UBC; Dr. André Mazawi, Department of Educational Studies, UBC; Dr. Mayumi Ishikawa, Centre for Global Initiatives, Osaka University, Japan