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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. She is interested in anti-oppressive teaching pedagogies that centre community engagement. 

Research Interests

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

Awards and Recognition
Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS-Doctoral SSHRC Fellowship
Mitacs Research Training Award
Alfred Bader Graduate Fellowship
Graduate Supervision

My doctoral research analyzes the intersections of Canadian literatures and education using an inter-disciplinary framework of literary and pedagogical studies. 

Areas of Study
Critical Race Studies
Diaspora and Globalization Studies
Pedagogy and Education Studies

Department of English, Queen's University

Watson Hall
49 Bader Lane
Kingston ON K7L 3N6

Telephone (613) 533-2153


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Telephone (613) 533-6000 ext. 74447 extension 74447

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