Shahrzad Mojab

Dr. Mojab was the former Director of the Women and Gender Institute at the University of Toronto (2003-2008), and the past President of the Canadian Association for the Studies of Adult Education.   In 2008 she won the Distinguished Contribution to Graduate Teaching Award at the University of Toronto; in 2006 she was named Noted Scholar in the Faculty of Education from the University of British Columbia; and in 2003 she was recognized as Distinguished Visitor at the University of Alberta. Mojab was the first prize winner in the 2003 Women’s World writing contest for her work, “Women’s Voices in War Zones”, organized by The Women’s World Organization for Rights, Literature and Development, a global network of feminist writers. Dr. Shahrzad Mojab’s specialty includes: educational policy studies; comparative and international adult education policy; adult education, globalization and learning; critical and feminist pedagogy. Her areas of research and teaching are: women, state, globalization and citizenship; women, war, militarization, violence and learning; and comparative analysis of lifelong learning theory and practice; and feminism, colonialism and imperialism. She has conducted extensive research on immigrant women’s access to employment and training in Canada and the impact of war and violence on women’s learning in the diaspora, in particular, on women political prisoners of the Middle East.