Biography

Handel Kashope Wright is a Professor in the Department of Educational Studies and Director of the Centre for Culture, Identity and Education. His work focuses on continental and diasporic African cultural studies, critical multiculturalism, anti-racist education, qualitative research, and curriculum theorizing. Dr. Wrights’ current research examines postmulticulturalsim, youth identity, and belonging in the Canadian context.

Dr. Wright received a B.A. from the University of Sierra Leone, and M.A. from the University of Windsor, and an M.Ed from Queens University. He completed a Ph.D. in Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. At UBC, Dr. Wright has been Canada Research Chair of Comparative Cultural Studies and David Lam Chair in Multicultural Education.