Areas of Expertise
Critical pedagogy, multiculturalism, popular education, Islamophobia, autoethnography. youth, visual, and urban studies, youth, visual, and urban studies,
Ph.D., Urban Education
The Graduate Center, City University of New York, NY, 2011
The American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt, 1986
I specialize in teaching multiculturalism and social foundations. My undergraduate degree was in Anthropology from the American University in Cairo, Egypt, my masters degree is from the University of Bath, England. I have created projects, researched and worked for improved intercultural communication in Ghana, Japan and Pakistan. Overall I bring my international, immigrant and minority perspective into my teaching.
Prior to joining the faculty at UNF, I taught for two years at Hunter College in New York. I also taught in inner city New York City high schools for two decades. In this context, I taught a wide variety of subjects including Social Studies, English, Health, Advisory, Art, Special Education. My students were diverse in age, ability, ethnicity and type of school they attended. In addition to teaching I founded and ran several after-school activities (such as an activist theater club) and in-school programs (such as conflict mediation and HIV/AIDS peer education). I have also worked as a teacher mentor.
My research interests are grounded in my training in critical pedagogy and my own experiences in urban New York City classrooms. I am primarily interested in 1. Exploring issues of diversity and the ways that ideological and theoretical frameworks (in both k-12 curricula and in cultural educational spaces) work to shape the ways that we understand and consequently, treat those whom we consider to be others. 2. Investigating the ways that marginalized social groups experience oppression and exploring the creation of counter-stories.3. Investigating representation itself and thinking about how best to create and communicate knowledge in the 21st century.
UNF Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, finalist 2014, winner 2015.
Journal of Cultural Studies of Science Education (CCSE) Best Paper Award
Award for best paper of the year based on articles published in an international peer reviewed journal. Winner 2010.
National Association for Multicultural Educationâ€™s Philip C. Chinn book Award
Award for innovative, outstanding work that makes major contributions the field of multicultural education. â€œ On being us and them: A voice from the edgeâ€ book chapter in In Ã–. Sensoy and C. D. Stonebanks, [Eds.] Muslim Voices in School: Narratives of Identity and Pluralism. Winner 2010.
UNF LGBT Center Ally Award
Award given to faculty/staff, for working to make the entire campus a more visibly and enthusiastically affirming place for all students. Winner 2017/18.
The Greater New York Region of the National Conference of Christians and Jews, Human Relations Award.
Award for leadership in human relations programming and dedication to positive action aimed at improving intergroup relations among the high school students of New York City. Awarded 1996, 1997.
Co-Editor in Chief "Bold Visions in Educational Research" book series, (Sense Publishers) https://www.sensepublishers.com/catalogs/bookseries/bold-visions-in-educational-research/
Founding Board Member, Werklund Foundation Centre for Youth Leadership Education, the University of Calgary.
Founding Student Advisory Board, The Paulo and Nita Freire International Project for Critical Pedagogy.
Editorial Journal Board member: Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy .Taylor and Francis
Member, National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME).
Member, International Association for Intercultural Education (IAIE).
Member, American Educational Research Association
k-12 Teaching Certifications
Â· New York State Teaching Certificate (High School, Social Studies), 1992
Â· New York City Permanent Teaching Certificate (High School, Social Studies), 1995
Â· New York City Provisional Teaching Certificate (High School, Social Studies),
1990 â€“ 1995.
Â· Mediation Specialist, New York City, Board of Education, 1994
Â· HIV/AIDS Education/Condom Availability New York City, Board of Education, 1992
Publications & Presentations
Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
White, J., Ali-Khan, C., Zollner, B. (2017). Deconstructing Meritocracy in the College Classroom. College Teaching, 65:3, 115-129
Ali-Khan, C. (2016). Dirty secrets and silent conversations: Exploring radical listening through embodied autoethnographic teaching. International Journal of Critical Pedagogy, 7(3) 13-33.
Sensoy, Ã–. & Ali-Khan, C. (2016). Unpaving the road to hell: Disrupting Good Intentions and Bad
Science about Islam and the Middle East. Educational Studies, 52(6) 1-15.
Ali-Khan, C. & Siry, C. (2014). Sharing seeing: Exploring photo-elicitation with children in two different cultural contexts. Teaching and Teacher Education, 37, 194-207 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2013.08.004
White, J. W. & Ali-Khan, C (2013). The role of academic discourse in minority students' academic assimilation. American Secondary Education, 42(1) 24-41
Ali-Khan, C. & Siry, C. (2012). Genies and wishes. A review of Key Works in Critical Pedagogy: Joe L. Kincheloe. Cultural Studies of Science Education. 7(2), 495-503.
Ali-Khan, C. (2011). Seeing what we mean: Visual knowledge and critical epistemology. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education. 24(3)303-322
Siry, C., Ali-Khan, C., & Zuss, M. (2011). Cultures in the making: An examination of the ethical and methodological implications of collaborative research. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 12(2), Art. 24
Ali-Khan, C. (2010). Sharing a disparate landscape. Cultural Studies of Science Education.
Ali-Khan, C. (2009). Go Play in Traffic: Skating, Gender and Urban context. Qualitative Inquiry. 15(6), 1084-1102. http://qix.sagepub.com/content/early/2009/04/09/1077800409333443.abstract
Ali-Khan, C. (2015). â€˜More things in heaven and earth Horatioâ€™ - Seeing and believing in Second Life. In C. Milne, K. Tobin, and D. Degenero [Eds.], Sociocultural Studies and Implications for Science Education: The Experiential and the Virtual. Springer Science + Business Media.
Ali-Khan, C. (2015). Writing, dancing and navel gazing: Examining the ins and outs of autoethnography. In K. Tobin and S. R. Steinberg (Eds.), Doing educational research: A handbook, 2nd Edition (pp. 293-320). Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishing.
Ali-Khan, C. (2014). Misinformation and its discontents: Critical pedagogy and the challenges of Islamophobia. In K. Tobin and A. Shady, [Eds.], Transformations in Urban Education:
Urban Teachers and Students Working Collaboratively. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.
Siry, C., Ali-Khan, C., & Siry, D. (2014). Political engagement as a child: Rethinking,
reseeing and reinvesting boys in political participation. In K. Tobin and A. Shady, [Eds.], Transformations in Urban Education: Urban Teachers and Students Working Collaboratively. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.
Ali-Khan, C. (2013). Challenging Inexorability: A Journey of Critical Optimism. In Robert Lake and Tricia Kress [Eds]. We Saved the best for you: Letters of Hope, Wisdom and Imagination to 21st century Educators. New York: Teachers College Press.
Ali-Khan, C. (2011). Shaken and stirred: On coming to critical praxis. In T. Kress [Ed.], Critical Praxis Research (CPR): breathing new life into research methods for teachers. Springer Publishers.
Siry, C. & Ali-Khan, C. (2011). Writing we: Collaborative text in educational research. In C. Malott & B. Portfilio [Eds.] Critical pedagogy in the 21st century: A new generation of scholars. Connecticut: Information Age Publishing.
Ali-Khan, C. (2010). Common sense, uncommon knowledge and fighting words. In J. L. Kincheloe, C. D. Stonebanks and S. R. Steinberg [Eds.] Teaching against Islamophobia. New York: Peter Lang.
Ali-Khan, C. (2010). Invisible boys. In S. R. Steinberg, M. Kehler, and L. Cornish, [Eds.] Boy Culture: An Encyclopedia. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO / Greenwood Publishing Group.
Almonte, C. & Ali-Khan, C. (2010). Urban boys. S. R. Steinberg, M. Kehler, and L. Cornish. [Eds.] Boy Culture: An Encyclopedia. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO / Greenwood Publishing Group.
Sylla, A. & Ali-Khan, C. (2010). Immigration. In S. R. Steinberg, M. Kehler, and L. Cornish. [Eds.] Boy Culture: An Encyclopedia. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO / Greenwood Publishing Group.
Ali-Khan, C. (2009). On being us and them: A voice from the edge. In Ã–. Sensoy and C. D. Stonebanks, [Eds.] Muslim Voices in School: Narratives of Identity and Pluralism. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.
Other Academic Publications
Ali-Khan, C. (Spring 2010). [Letter to the editor.] Warning Labels on Books? Rethinking Schools. Spring 2010. Vol. 24. No 3.
Siry, C. & Ali-Khan, C. (2008) [Review of the book Doyle, C. & Singh, C. (2006). Reading and
teaching Henry Giroux. London: Continuum Publishing.] Education Review, May, 2008.
Presentations and Workshops
Ali-Khan, C. Waking each other: Reflections on hope from a teacher education classroom. Paper presented at American Educational Research Association (AERA). New York, New York. April 14, 2018.
Ali-Khan, C. About that Knapsack: A Cisgender Straight Teacherâ€™s List of Privileges. Sex week, 2018: Intersextionality. University of North Florida, March, 5, 2018.
Ali-Khan, C. Navigating social justice teaching in an age of extremism. International Association for Intercultural Education (IAIE) annual conference. Angers. France. June 16, 2017.
Ali-Khan, C. Undermining language regimes through multi-authored texts: A case study. RC50 - The Politics of Language. International Political Science Association (IPSA) World Congress of Political Science. Poznan, Poland. July 26, 2016
Ali-Khan, C. â€œThrough the glass darkly: A pedagogical journey into images and counter-images of Muslims.â€ International Association for Intercultural Education (IAIE) conference. Ioannina, Greece. June 30, 2015.
Ali-Khan, C. â€œWhat You See Is What I Get: Exploring Pakistani Childrenâ€™s Photographsâ€ International Visual Sociology Association (IVSA). Tinos island, Greece. June 26, 2015.
Ali-Khan, C. â€œIt ainâ€™t necessarily so: Teaching against popular curriculum about Islam and Muslimsâ€ American Educational Studies Association (AESA) and International Association for Intercultural Education (IAIE) joint conference. Toronto, Canada. October 31, 2014.
Ali-Khan, C. Chair: â€œPolicy, Practice, and Discourse in the Sex Education Classroomâ€ American Educational Studies Association (AESA) and International Association for Intercultural Education (IAIE) joint conference. Toronto, Canada. October 31, 2014.
Ali-Khan, C. â€œ â€˜Actually, I'm not oppressedâ€™: Supporting Muslim students through educationâ€ Paper accepted for Southeast Regional Association of Teacher Educators (SRATE). Charleston, South Carolina. October 18, 2014.
Ali-Khan, C. â€œHow to be an avatar: Reflections on the affordances of virtual
flesh" Academic Technology Innovation Symposium, University of North Florida, October, 15, 2014.
Ali-Khan, C. & White, J. W. â€œMusing on Morphing: Reflections on teaching and learning through Second Life and Facebook.â€ Joint papers presented at The Information Fluency Conference. Orlando, FL. February 26, 2014.
Ali-Khan, C. â€œBeing smart!: An examination of Pakistani childrenâ€™s images as generative, intercultural texts.â€ Paper presented at International Association for Intercultural Education (IAIE). Zagreb, Croatia September 17-21, 2013.
Ali-Khan, C. 'The Martin/Davis Tragedies: Exposing the Complex Socio-Cultural Contexts of Race, Youth and Genderâ€. Panelist. UNF, Jacksonville, Florida. October 3, 2013
Ali-Khan, C. â€œBeing smart!: An examination of Pakistani childrenâ€™s images as generative, intercultural texts.â€ International Association for Intercultural Education (IAIE). Zagreb, Croatia September 17-21, 2013.
Ali-Khan, C. & Siry, C. â€œNow Let me show you!â€: Examining Childrenâ€™s Photo-elicitation Texts in Two International Contexts. American Educational Research Association (AERA). Vancouver, Canada. April 27, 2013.
Ali-Khan, C. â€œOh, I hear you now!: Listening and learning through image-based projectsâ€ Association of Teacher Educators (ATE). Atlanta, GA. February 18, 2013.
Ali-Khan, C. â€œA bridge made of pictures. Engaging the Whole Learner through Image Based Projects: An Example from Pakistan.â€ Florida Association of Teacher Educators (FATE). Jacksonville, Florida. October 6, 2012.
Ali-Khan, C. & Siry, C. Exploring new languages and finding new voices: Critical possibilities in international image-based projects with children. American Educational Research Association (AERA). Vancouver, Canada. April 18, 2012.
Ali-Khan, C. & Siry, C. â€œChildren's images and expanding worlds: Critical possibilities in international contexts.â€ Urban Science Education Research Seminar (USER-S), New York, November 19, 2011.
Ali-Khan, C, â€œMixing it up: Bricolage in educational research.â€ Urban Science Education Research Seminar (USER-S), New York, April 30, 2011.
Ali-Khan, C., Siry, C., & Zuss, M. â€œCultures in the making: An examination of the ethical and methodological implications of collaborative research.â€ Paper presented at roundtable discussion at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, (AERA), New Orleans, April 8 - 12, 2011.
Ali-Khan, C. & Siry, C. â€œPakistan and Luxembourg: An ethnographic image-based exploration of schoolchildrenâ€™s insights in two international contexts.â€ Paper presentation accepted for the Urban Ethnography in Educational Research Forum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. February 25 - 26, 2011.
Ali-Khan, C. "Seeing what we mean: Visual knowledge in school spaces.â€ Urban Science Education Research Seminar (USER-S), New York, November 20, 2010.
Ali-Khan, C. & Siry, C. â€œHolding hands: An examination of collaboration in researchâ€. Paper presentation for the Urban Ethnography in Educational Research Forum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. February 28, 2009.
Stonebanks, C., Sensoy, Ã–. & Ali-Khan, C. â€œMuslim Voices in School: Narratives of Identity and Pluralism.â€ Panel presentation for the National Association of Multicultural Educators, (NAME), Denver, Colorado. October 29, 2009.
Ali-Khan, C. â€œGo play in traffic.â€ Paper presentation.
Conference: Making Education Count. McGill University, Canada. March 15, 2008.
Ali-Khan, C. Facilitator, Graduate Center, CUNY panel.
Conference: Making Education Count. McGill University, Canada. March 15, 2008.
Ali-Khan, C. â€œEffective HIV prevention in adolescents.â€
Designed and delivered a series of staff development workshops connecting the New York
City Department of Health HIV/AIDS information to teacher based strategies for the
prevention of adolescent infection. New York City High Schools, 1993-2009.
â€œTeaching about Africa, innovative approaches.â€ Bronx High Schools Social Studies Professional Development Conference, NY, 1997.
â€œTeaching the Girls Club.â€ 1994
â€œUsing Pictures to Improve the School.â€ 1994
The Kopeyia-Ghana LA school, Ghana, Africa.
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