Department Chair

Education 212
Education:
  • PhD, Education, Social and Cultural Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Full-Time Faculty

School of Education 219
Education:
  • EdD, International Educational Development, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • MA, Latin American Studies, Stanford University
  • BA, Sociology, Stanford University
Expertise:
  • Education and Development in the Global South
  • Peace and Human Rights Education
  • Education for Immigrant and Refugee Youth
Education 209

Melissa Ann Canlas is Assistant Professor in International and Multicultural Education at the University of San Francisco (USF). Her work focuses on Ethnic Studies, issues of educational equity, critical leadership, critical pedagogies, and human rights, particularly for immigrant and refugees and students of color. She has over fifteen years of work as an educator, and her work experience includes teaching a wide variety of Ethnic Studies and Asian American Studies classes at the undergraduate...

Education:
  • Ed.D. International and Multicultural Education, University of San Francisco
  • M.A. Asian American Studies, San Francisco State University
  • B.A. English, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Education 108

Shabnam Koirala-Azad explores social and educational (in)equities through a transnational lens. Through ethnography and participatory research, her work critically examines the experiences of South Asian students and families in schools and society, as they experience shifting identities and navigate through structural inequities in various geographic, social and political spaces. By examining their realities in both home and host country contexts, she offers new ideas for transnational social...

Education:
  • PhD, Education, Social and Cultural Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Faculty Emeritus

School of Education 216

Susan Roberta Katz is Professor Emeritus of International and Multicultural Education at the University of San Francisco, where in 2008 she co-founded the first graduate program in Human Rights Education in the U.S. She has received two Fulbright fellowships: 2003 at the University of Pécs, Hungary, and 2010 at the bilingual intercultural teacher training institute of the Shuar indigenous nationality in Ecuador. Dr. Katz’s writings on the education of youth from diverse marginalized communities...

Education:
  • UC Berkeley, PhD in Education in Language & Literacy, 1994
  • UC Berkeley, MA in Education in Language & Literacy, 1989
  • Connecticut College, BA in Psychology & Asian Studies, 1971
Expertise:
  • Human rights education
  • Oral history
  • Decolonizing education