Ali A. Abdi

Ali A. Abdi



  • Professor of Education and Head of the Department of Educational Studies at the University of British Columbia.
  • Former ¬†Professor of Education and Co-Director of the Centre for Global Citizenship Education and Research (CGCER) at the University of Alberta
  • Former President of the Comparative and International Education Society of Canada (CIESC) and is currently a Member of the CIES Board of Directors (2013-2016).


  • BA, MA Concordia University, Montreal
  • PhD McGill University, Montreal

Teaching & Research Interest

  • His areas of research and teaching include citizenship and human rights education, critical social and cultural foundations of education, multicentric philosophies and epistemologies of education, and decolonization studies in education.

Contact Information

Department of Educational Studies

The University of British Columbia

2125 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC

Canada V6T 1Z4

Phone: 604-822-5359

Fax: 604-822-4244