I am a relentlessly curious researcher, educator, and advocate for a fully-funded public education system. I hold a PhD in Geography from the University of Toronto (2019) and an MA in English from York University (2010). My dissertation research examined the relationship between e-learning and educational inequality in the Toronto District School Board. Currently, I am applying my research findings on e-learning to develop blended secondary English classrooms.
Broadly, I am interested in the politics of belonging and identity using qualitative observational research, such as ethnography and narrative inquiry. As a critical geographer I examine how social and cultural spaces are negotiated, contested, and manifested between individuals and institutions, specifically as a power dynamic mediated technologically. My commitment to social justice has driven my culturally responsive pedagogy, my critical research on e-learning, as well as my activism with Scarborough Families for Public Education and Port Union Cares.
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Twitter handle @BBfarhadi