Shabnam Koirala-Azad

Shabnam Koirala-Azad

Dean, School of Education, Professor, International and Multicultural Education

Dean • Full-Time Faculty

(415) 422-2073 School of 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 action and highlights methodologies that directly address concerns with power and representation. As a mother-scholar, she is also interested in scholarship with an asset-based understanding of how mothering enriches careers in academia.

Dean for Academic Affairs – Non-credentialing Programs and Community Relations
PhD, Education, Social and Cultural Studies, University of California, Berkeley
Globalization and transnationalism; immigration and education
Gobal citizenship
Social and cultural theory
International comparative education
Gender, education and social change
Qualitative approaches to research