Concordia University

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M. Ayaz Naseem, PhD

Professor, Education

Office: S-FG 6315 
Faubourg Ste-Catherine Building,
1610 St. Catherine W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 2043
Email: ayaz.naseem@concordia.ca

Dr. Naseem holds a Ph.D. in comparative and international education from McGill University. His research interests include peace education, social media, feminist theory and philosophy, post-structuralism, diversity in classroom, and democratic and citizenship education. Dr. Naseem has also taught at the Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan in the departments of International Relations and Defense & Strategic Studies.

Dr. Naseem holds the prestigious Georg Arnhold Research Professorship on Educating for Sustainable Peace (2013-14) at the Georg Eckert Institute in Braunschweig, Germany. He also the co-chairs the Peace Education Special Interest Group of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES).

Educaton

PhD, Comparative and International Education, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
MPhil, International Relations, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan
MSc, International Relations, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan
BA, Political Science, Economics (1983), University of the Punjab

Professional experience

Associate Professor, Department of Education, Concordia University, Montreal. Since June 2009

Assistant Professor, Department of Education, Concordia University, Montreal. May 2004 - May 2009

Sessional Instructor, Department of Integrated Studies, McGill University 2002

Assistant Professor of Defense & Strategic Studies, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan. January 1994 to
September 1999

Lecturer in International Relations, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan. January 1987 to January 1994

Honors and awards

Georg Arnhold Research Professor, (2013-2014), Georg-Eckert-Institut fur Internationale Schulbuchforschung, Braunschweig, Germany. (Value: Euro 39,000)

Post-doctoral Fellowship (2005-2007), Le Fonds Québécois de la recherche sur la société et la culture (FQRSC). Paulo Freire Institute, University of California at Los Angeles ($60,000)

Dean's Honor List, Faculty of Education, McGill University, Montreal. 2004

Doctoral Fellowship (2002-2004). Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). $35,000

Doctoral Research Award (2002-2003) International Development Research Center (IDRC). $ 20,000

McGill Major Doctoral Fellowship (2002-2003). McGill University, Montreal, Canada. ($10,000) Not Availed

Ford Foundation-ACDIS Fellow at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. January-May, 1992. US$ 10,000

Graduate Merit Scholarship, Quaid-i-Azam University. September 1984 to December 1985

Service to academic community

Symposium Chair, First Georg Arnhold Symposium on Social Media as a Space for Peace Education (July 2014)

Co-Chair, peace Education Special Interest Group, Comparative and International Education Society, 2011-2014

Member, Comparative and International Education Society Conference Advisory Committee, 2010-11

Member, Comparative and International Education Society Ad hoc committee on Development of Comparative Scholarship, 2010-2011

Program Chair, Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies at the CSSE Conference, Montreal May 2010

Conference Chair, International Association for Research on Textbooks and Educational Media. Montreal, August 2010

External Promotion Reviewer, Agha Khan Educational Foundation

External Doctoral Dissertation Examiner: Department of Integrated Studies in Education, McGill University, National Defense University, Islamabad, Pakistan, Qurtaba University of Science and Information Technology, Pakistan


Funded projects

Naseem, M. A. Blogosphere and Facebook as educational spaces for sustainable peace. Georg Arnhold Research Professor Grant, Georg Eckert Institute, Germany (Role: Principal Investigator). Euro, 39,000

Naseem, M. A., Arshad-Ayaz, A. Rosemarie Schade, Erin Manning, James Grant, Peter Stoet, & Peter Graham, Educating for Environmental Sustainability: Need for multi-disciplinarity, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture, Concordia University. 2012-13

Stober, G., Naseem, M. A., Ghosh, R & Nair, G. Exacerbating Conflicts - Promoting Peace? The Role of Social Science Textbooks in South Asia (Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka). Funded by Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation, Germany. 2008-12. Euro 37,500

Construction of the 'Other' in Curricula and Textbooks: A Post-structuralist Analysis of Nationalist Identities in India and Pakistan. Funded by SSHRC Standard Research Grant. 2006-09. C$ 145,569

Undemocratic texts: The role of school curricula and textbooks in construction of Democratic Citizenship in Pakistan. Funded by FQRSC research grant. 2006-09. C$ 39, 498

Education, Citizenship and Democracy in a Developing Society: A Case Study of Pakistan. Funded by Concordia University General Research Fund. 2006-07. C$ 15,000


Selected publications

Books

Naseem, M. A. & Arshad-Ayaz, A. (Eds.) (2016). Representation of minorities in Curricula, Textbooks and educational Media: Comparative Perspectives. Rotterdam, Boston, Taipei: Sense Publishers

Naseem, M. A. (2010). Education and gendered citizenship in Pakistan. New York: Palgrave-McMillan. Finalist, Jackie Kirk Award for outstanding book, Comparative and International Education Society (CIES)

Hyslop-Margison, E. J. & Naseem, M. A. (2007). Scientism and education: Empirical research as neo-liberal ideology. Dordrect, the Netherlands: Springer Publishing. Winner of American Education Studies Association Critics Choice Award 2008

Naseem, M. A. (1989). (Ed.) International Relations: A New Perspective. Lahore: Progressive Publishers

Naseem, M. A. (1988). Pak-Soviet Relations: 1947-1965. Lahore: Progressive Publishers

Articles in refereed jounals

Naseem, M. A. (2012). Perspectivas conceituais sobre o multiculturalismo e a educação multicultural: Uma investigação do campo. Visão Global, Joaçaba, v. 15, n. 1-2, p. 23-36, jan./dez.

Naseem, M. A. (2011). Conceptual thinking on multiculturalism and diversity in Canada: A survey. In Diversity and Education for Liberation: realities, possibilities and problems. Canadian Issues: A Publication of the Association for Canadian Studies

Hyslop-Margison & Naseem, M. A. (2007). Career Education as Humanization: A Freirean Approach to Lifelong Learning. Alberta Journal of Education. Vol. 54, #1

Naseem, M. A. & Hyslop-Margison (2006). Nussbaum's Concept of Cosmopolitanism: Practical Possibility or Academic Delusion? Paideusis. # 2. pp. 51-60

Naseem, M. A. (2006). The Soldier and the Seductress: A Post-structuralist Analysis of Gendered Citizenship through Inclusion in and Exclusion from Language and Social Studies Textbooks in Pakistan. International Journal of Inclusive Education. vol. 10, nos. 4&5, July-September. Pp. 449-468

Ghosh, R. & Naseem, M. A. (2003). Education is that which Liberates: Education Philosophy of Rabindranath Tagore. Journal of Post Colonial Education. Volume 2, #1; 87-100

Chapters in edited volumes

Naseem, M. A. (In Press). History and its discontents: The master historical narratives and agency in Pakistan’s textbooks. In S. Lässig, M. Repoussi, L. Cajani (Eds.), History Education under Fire

Naseem, M. A. & Arshad-Ayaz, A. (2013). Education and Democracy under Neo-liberal Knowledge Imperialism. In Ali A. Abdi and Paul R. Carr. (Eds.). Educating for democratic consciousness: Counter-hegemonic possibilities. Netherlands: Peter Lang Publishing

Ghosh, R., Naseem, M. A., Vijh, A. (2012). Tagore and education: Gazing beyond the colonial cage. In A. Abdi (Ed.) Decolonizing philosophies of education

Naseem, M. A. & Arshad-Ayaz, A. (2012). Education and Democracy under Neo-liberal Knowledge Imperialism. In Ali A. Abdi and Paul R. Carr. (Eds.). Educating for democratic consciousness: Counter-hegemonic possibilities. Netherlands: Peter Lang Publishing

Arshad-Ayaz, A. and Naseem, M.A. (Under Review). Conflict and peace in text and the web: A conceptual snapshot. In M. A. Naseem and A. Arshad-Ayaz (Eds.) Constructions of Conflict and Peace in Textbooks and Educational Media. Charlotte, N.C.: IAP

Naseem, M. A. (Under Review). Textual Basis of Geo-Strategic Policy: The US involvement in Pakistan and Afghanistan. In M. A. Naseem and A. Arshad-Ayaz (Eds.) Constructions of Conflict and Peace in Textbooks and Educational Media

Naseem, M. A. & Ghosh, R. (2010). Construction of the 'Other' in History Textbooks in India and Pakistan. In G. Pampanini, F. Adly, D. Napier (Eds.) Interculturalism, society and education. Rotterdam, Boston, Taipei: Sense Publishers (Refereed)

Naseem, M. A. (2009). Construction of Militaristic identities in Pakistani textbooks. In Stephen M. Lyon, and Iain R. Edgar, (Eds). Shaping a nation: An examination of Education in Pakistan. Karachi: Oxford University Press. (Refereed)

Naseem, M. A. (2009). Allah, America and the army: Impact of the US involvement in South Asia on Pakistan’s educational policy. In N. Sobe (Ed.), By the Dawn's Early Light: American post-conflict educational reconstruction from the Spanish-American War to Iraq. New York: Palgrave-McMillan

Ghosh, Ratna, Abdi, Ali A. & Naseem, Ayaz (2008). Identity in colonial and postcolonial contexts: select discussions and analyses. In A. Abdi & G. Richardson (Eds.), Decolonizing democratic education: trans-disciplinary dialogues. Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense Publishers

Abdi, Ali A. & Naseem, Ayaz (2008). Globalization as an educational framework of convergence: globalizing the local and localizing the global. In A. Abdi & G. Richardson (Eds.), Decolonizing democratic education: trans-disciplinary dialogues. Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense Publishers

Barakett, J. and Naseem, M. A. (2008). Multicultural, anti-racist education and black feminist pedagogy. In C. Levine-Resky (Ed.), Canadian Perspectives on the Sociology of Education. London, New York: Oxford University Press

Naseem, M. A. (2008). Peace-Educational Value of the World Wide Web: Dialogue and Confidence Building in the Cyber Space; an Analysis of Chowk.Com. In J. Lin, E. Brantmeier and C. Bruhn (Eds.), Transforming Education for Peace. Greenwich CT: Information Age Publishing

Naseem, M. A. & Arshad-Ayaz, A. (2007). The Market, the Nation and the School: EFA in times of Globalization and Nationalism. In A. Wiesman and D. Baker (Eds.), Education for All: Global Promises, National Challenges (Volume 8 in the International Perspectives on Education and Society Series). Amsterdam, Boston: Elsevier Science, Ltd. Pp. 73-108. (Refereed)

Naseem, M. A. (2006). Deconstructing Militaristic Identities in Language and Social Studies Textbooks in South Asia: the Case of Pakistan. In Éric Bruillard, Bente Aamotsbakken, Susanne V. Knudsen and Mike Horsley (Eds.). Caught in the Web or Lost in the Textbook? Paris: Jouve, STEF, IARTEM, IUFM de Basse-Normandie. pp. 179-186. Also available online

Naseem, M. A. (2004). Gendered Identity and the Educational Discourse in Pakistan in P. Ninnes & S. Mehta (eds.) Re-Imagining the Discourse: Post Foundational Ideas for Comparative Education. London: Routeledge. pp. 85-106

Naseem, M. A. (1995). Promoting the Development of a Culture of Peace and Devising Innovative Methods for Early Prevention and Peaceful Management of Conflicts: A view from Pakistan. In The Culture of Peace in Central South Asia. Rawalpindi: UNESCO/Friends. (Refereed)


Selected presentations

Recent keynote addresses and invited presentations

Naseem, M. A. Word and the World: Actors-Discourses-Practice in textbook analysis. Keynote Address to the International Summer School, Georg Eckert Institute, Braunschweig, Germany, September 23, 2013

Naseem, M. A. Education, identity and violence: Textual sources of development and conflict: A case study of Pakistan. Keynote Address to the South American Chapter of the International Association of Research on Textbooks and Educational Media (IARTEM), Curitiba, August 29-31, 2012

Naseem, M. A. Post-structuralist methodologies for textual analysis: Critical Discourse Analysis. International Summer School, Georg Eckert Institute, Braunschweig, Germany, September 24, 2013

Naseem, M. A. Social media, multivocality and regeneration of national and community identities: Blogosphere and Facebook as educational spaces for peace education. Georg Eckert Institute Colloquium, Braunschweig, Germany, August 7, 2013

Naseem, M. A. Education and gendered citizenship in Pakistan: A post-colonial investigation. Center for South Asia, University of Wisconsin, Madison. September 23, 2010

Naseem, M. A. Peace, Democratization and Reconciliation in Textbooks and Educational Media. Keynote address to the annual meeting of the International Association of Research on Textbooks and Educational Media (IARTEM), Tønsberg, Norway, September 7, 2007

Conference presentations

Naseem, M. A. Conceptual foundations of understanding diversity and multiculturalism in Canada. Paper presented at the Canadian Studies Seminar at the WEFLA Conference, Holguin, Cuba, April 22-25, 2013

Naseem, M. A. Social media and the 'quality' of education: Blogosphere and Facebook as educational spaces for peace education. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society, New Orleans, March 10-15, 2013

Naseem, M. A. Social media as an educational space: A discourse analysis of social justice and self-regeneration multilogues in Pakistani blogosphere. Paper presented at IARTEM Regional Conference, Curitiba, Brazil, August 29-31, 2012

Naseem, M. A. Education, peace, and development: Conflict-sensitive indicators for the educational sector in conflict and post-conflict. Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), San Juan, Puerto Rico, April 22-27, 2012

Naseem, M. A. & Arshad-Ayaz, A. Peace and Development: Education, Conflict and Development in Conflict and Post-conflict Societies. Paper presented at American educational research Association (AERA). Vancouver, April 2012

Naseem, M. A. & Arshad-Ayaz, A. Feminist Pedagogies for gender and women's studies courses in the Muslim/Arab World. Paper accepted for presentation at the Inaugural Conference of the UAE Gender and Women's Studies Consortium. American University in Sharjah, Sharjah, March 7 - 9, 2012

Naseem, M. A. Many faces of sustainability: An ecosophic view on environmental Sustainability. Paper presented at the Balance-Unbalance Conference. Concordia University, Montreal, November, 3-4, 2011

Naseem, M. A. Defining 'quality' in quality of education. Paper presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education. Fredericton, NB. May 28-June 1, 2011

Naseem, M. A. Blogosphere as civic-educational space: National self- regeneration in Pakistan's blogosphere. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES). Montreal, May 2011

Naseem, M. A. (August 2010). Textual Basis of Geo-Strategic Policy: The US involvement in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Paper presented at the IARTEM Mini Conference. Concordia University, Montreal. (August 2010)

Naseem, M. A. (August 2010). Constructions of Conflict and Peace in School Textbooks. Paper presented at the IARTEM Mini Conference. Concordia University, Montreal. (August 2010)

Zuberi, A. & Naseem, M. A. (August 2010). Construction of Peace in/through Educational Media. Paper presented at the IARTEM Mini Conference. Concordia University, Montreal. (August 2010)

Naseem, M. A. (March 2010). Construction of Militarism in Social Studies and Language Textbooks Pakistan. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES). Chicago, March 2010)

Naseem, M. A. (September 2009). Critical Discourse Analysis As A Methodological Framework For Textbook Analysis. Paper presented at the International Association for Research on Textbooks and Educational Media. Santiago de Compostella, Spain

Naseem, M. A. (March 2009). Educational Discourse and the Construction of Democratic Citizenship in Pakistan. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES). Charleston, SC, March 2009

Naseem, M. A. (December 2008). Implications of the Reasonable Accommodation Report on Education. International Colloquium on Multicultural Education. December 3rd and December 4th, 2008. McGill University, Montreal

Naseem, M. A. (December 2008). Peace Education through Popular Culture and Media. Paper accepted for presentation at the First International Conference on Popular Culture and Education in Asia, Hong Kong Institute of Education, 11-13 December

Naseem, M. A. (2008 May). Breaking new grounds: Critical discourse analysis as a methodological framework for textbook analysis. Address delivered at Georg-Eckert-Institut Für Internationale Schulbuchforschung, Braunschweig, Germany

Naseem, M. A. (2008 May). New Spaces for Dialogue and Multilogue: Cyberspace and the Construction of Peace between Pakistan and India. Pakistan Workshop, Lake District, England

Naseem, M. A. (2008 April). The Consequences of the Reasonable Accommodation Debate in Quebec on Teaching and Learning in Diverse Classrooms. II International Seminar On Canadian Studies: Canada: Education, Identity And Culture. Universidad De Holguin "Oscar Lucero Moya" Canadian Studies Centre, Cuba

Naseem, M. A. (2008 March). Undemocratic texts: The role of school curricula and textbooks in construction of democratic citizenship in Pakistan: Preliminary observations and analysis. Paper accepted for presentation at the AERA Meeting. New York, March 2008

Naseem, M. A. & Ghosh, R. (2008 March). Textbooks and Curricula as Sites for Peace Education. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES). New York, March 2008

Naseem, M. A. (2007, September). Texts of War/Texts of Peace: Dismantling Violence and Constructing Peace and Democracy in Textbooks and Curricula. Keynote address at the Ninth International Conference on Textbooks and Educational Media September 5-8, 2007, Tønsberg, Norway

Naseem, M. A. and Ghosh, R. (2007) Construction of the 'Other' in History Textbooks in India and Pakistan. Paper approved for presentation in Thematic Group 6: Transition, conflict, and Post-conflict Societies, at the World Congress of Comparative Education Societies, Sarajevo, September 3-7, 2007

Hyslop-Margison, E.J. and Naseem, M. A. Philosophy of Education and the Contested Nature of Empirical Research: A Rejoinder to D. C. Phillips. Philosophy of Education Society, Atlanta, Georgia, March 15-19, 2007

Naseem, M. A. (2007, March). De-Constructing War: Peace Education in Textbooks and Curricula. Comparative and International Education Society Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, February 25- March 1, 2007

Naseem, M. A. (2006, March). Re-imagining the 'subject': Doing comparative education research from feminist, post-structuralist and critical ethnography perspectives. Paper approved for presentation at the 50th Anniversary Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES). Hawaii, March 14-18, 2006

Naseem, M. A. (2006, January). God in the Classroom: Who Should Foot the Bill? Economics of Religious Education in a Multicultural Society. Interfaith Dialogue. Initiatives and Contributions from the Academy: Building Bridges Together. Symposium 2: Education and Religion: Responding to the Conflict. Concordia University, Montreal, January 17, 2006

Naseem, M. A. (2005, October). Deconstructing Militaristic Identities in language and social studies textbooks in South Asia: the Case of Pakistan. Paper presented at Eighth international conference on learning and educational media. Caen, France, 26-29 October 2005

Naseem, M. A. (2005, April). Curriculum, Identity and Citizenship: A Post-structuralist Analysis of Constitution of Gendered Subjects in Pakistan's Educational Discourse. Paper approved for presentation at the American Educational Research Association Conference, Montreal, Canada. April 11-15, 2005

Naseem, M. A. (2004, November). Is Post-structuralist ethnography possible? Paper presented at 3rd Annual EGSS Conference, McGill University, Montreal. November 5-7, 2004

Naseem, M. A. and Abdi, A. (2004, October). Globalization as an educational framework of convergence: globalizing the local and localizing the global. Presented at the 12th World Congress of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES). Havana, Cuba. October 25-29, 2004

Naseem, M. A. (2004, July). The Soldier and the Seductress: A Post-structuralist Analysis of Gendered Citizenship through Inclusion in and Exclusion from Language and Social Studies Textbooks in Pakistan. Paper presented at the Faculty of Education Research Colloquium on Inclusive Education Policy - International Snapshots, McGill University, Montreal, Canada. July 18-21, 2004

Naseem, M. A. (2003, November). Poststructuralist Feminism as Methodology presented at 2nd Annual EGSS Conference, McGill University, Montreal. November 7-8, 2003

Naseem, M. A. (2003, March). Education and Citizenship Discourses and Gendered Identities in Pakistan. Presented in the panel on "Re-Imagining the Discourse: Post Foundational Ideas for Comparative Education". 46th Annual Meeting of Comparative and International Education Society (CIES). Orlando, Florida. March 6-9, 2002

Naseem, M. A. (2003, March). Globalization without Marginalization: Nussbaum's Conceptualization of Cosmopolitan Education and World Citizens. Presented at the 46th Annual Meeting of Comparative and International Education Society (CIES). Orlando, Florida. March 6-9, 2002

Naseem, M. A. (2002, May). De (constructing) Boundaries in South Asia: Dialogue and Confidence building in the Cyber Space; An analysis of two South Asian Websites. Paper presented at Canadian Asian Studies Association, Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences, Toronto, May 28-30, 2002

Naseem, M. A. (2001, November). Cosmopolitanism and Solidarity: Implications of Nussbaum and Rorty's Philosophy for Multicultural Education. Paper presented at the 1st EGSS Annual Conference, Faculty of Education, McGill University, Montreal. November 3-5, 2001

Naseem, M. A. (2001, May). The State, Education and Construction of Gendered Identities in Pakistan. Canadian Asian Studies Association, South Asia Council Conference, Université Laval Quebec City, Quebec. May 25-27, 2001

Ghosh, R., & Naseem, M. A. (2001, April). Equity & Peace. AERA Conference, Seattle, Washington, USA. April 10, 2001

Naseem, M. A. (2001, March). Education, Citizenship and Identities in Pakistan. 45th Annual meeting of Comparative and International Education Society, Washington DC. March 17-19, 2001

Naseem, M. A. (1996, September). International Seminar on Arms Control and Disarmament, A Project of the United Nations NGO on Disarmament, Williamsburg PA and New York, USA. September 12-25, 1996

Naseem, M. A. (1995, November). Culture of Peace in Central South Asia. Arranged by Friends and UNESCO. Rawalpindi, November 20-22, 1995

Naseem, M. A. (1994, October). Promoting NPT Review Conference. Stockholm, Sweden. October 1994

Naseem, M. A. (1993, May). Security, Technology and Arms Control, Sponsored by the Ford Foundation, King's College, London and the Alton Jones Foundation Washington D.C. Bhurban, Pakistan. May 21-30, 1993

Naseem, M. A. (1990, July). Third World Security and Regional Conflict in 1990s. Sponsored by IISS, London and Arms Control Association, Washington D.C. Bellagio, Italy July 1990

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