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Riyad Shahjahan

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Associate Professor

Ph.D., University of Toronto

428 Erickson


Riyad A. Shahjahan is an associate professor and program coordinator for the online master`s program of Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education (HALE) at Michigan State University. He is also a core faculty member of Muslim Studies, Chicano/Latino Studies and Center for Advanced Study of International Development. His areas of research interests are in globalization of higher education policy, temporality and embodiment in higher education, cultural studies in higher education and de/anti/postcolonial theory. He has been conducting both empirical and theoretical work, focusing on a) the role of transnational actors/processes (international organizations, global rankings, media) in globalizing higher education policy; and b) rethinking the traditional objects of study/practice in higher education (e.g. temporality, pedagogy, and/or globalization) from global and non- western critical indigenous perspectives.