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Prof. Aziz Choudry – ELLTA Association

Prof. Aziz Choudry

Prof. Aziz Choudry

McGill University, Canada

Department of Integrated Studies in Education

McGill University, Canada

  • Research Interests: Focuses on learning in social action and knowledge production in activist/social movement milieus. He is interested in examining issues of power, knowledge and social relations in local and transnational community organizing/NGO/trade union/social movement networks, and histories, knowledge and theory ‘from below’. He explores questions of education, development, social justice and resistance through a critical, interdisciplinary, anti-colonial lens which connects theory to practice; also works on immigrant and migrant labour issues
  • Involved in community and social justice activities (such as, board member, Immigrant Workers Centre, Montreal)
  • Principal investigator on two funded research grants: 1) a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) standard research grant, and 2) a Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport (MELS) Fonds des services aux collectivités grant, in partnership with le Centre international de documentation et d’information haïtienne, caribéenne et afro-canadienne (CIDIHCA), Montreal
  • Collaborator (with Principal Investigator, Dr Jill Hanley, McGill School of Social Work) Les droits sociaux des travailleurs migrants en régions : un projet de développement de compétences des intervenants communautaires, in partnership with the Immigrant Workers Centre/Centre des travailleurs et travailleuses immigrant(e)s, Montreal
  • Board Member/North America Regional Representative, Research Committee on Labour Movements (RC44), International Sociological Association,
  • Co-editor (with Anila Asghar and Teresa Strong-Wilson), McGill Journal of Education
  • Member, the global spokescouncil
  • Regional editor, Interface – a journal for and about social movements
  • Member, editorial boards of the journals Labour, Capital and Society and Socialist Studies.
  • Co-organized, the New Voices in Labour Studies conference held at L’Université du Québec à Montréal (March 2012)
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