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Basmah Rahman


Basmah Rahman's research focuses on Canadian Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) literature and intersections of identity representation within public education systems. As an Ontario Certified Teacher and English Language Learner's instructor, Basmah prioritizes inclusive literacy models to further student engagement and representation in classrooms. Furthermore, Basmah is interested in anti-oppressive teaching pedagogies that centre community engagement. Basmah hopes that her research will help develop primary and secondary educational curriculums, specifically teacher resources.

Research Interests

Canadian Literatures, Canadian Education, Diaspora Studies, Pedagogy, Anti-Oppression

Awards and Recognition
Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS-Doctoral SSHRC Fellowship
Graduate Supervision

My doctoral research analyzes the intersections of Canadian literatures and education using an inter-disciplinary framework of literary and pedagogical studies. In my dissertation, I seek to disseminate how education matters and means differently in relation to intersections of identity.

Department of English, Queen's University

Watson Hall
49 Bader Lane
Kingston ON K7L 3N6

Telephone (613) 533-2153



Queen's University is situated on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory.