Haitian Studies Association

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Karen Biraimah

University of Central Florida - Professor

Email: Karen.Biraimah@ucf.edu
Open to talking with: Educators (K-12), Journalists, Non-Profit Organizations, Policymakers, Scholars, Students (College)


Dr. Karen Biraimah is a tenured Professor of Comparative Education and Coordinator of the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction and International Programs in the College of Community Innovation and Education at the University of Central Florida. Previously she was a member of the Faculty of Education at the University of Ife, Nigeria and served as a Fulbright Senior Scholar at the University of Malaya, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya and the University of Namibia, Windhoek. Prior to these higher education experiences Prof. Biraimah served as a Peace Corps Volunteer teacher in Takoradi, Ghana, and later as a social studies and math teacher in the public schools of Detroit, Michigan and Niagara Fall, New York. Her academic and research interests focus on issues of educational equity based on factors of race, ethnicity, class and gender within the context of comparative and international education. She holds a doctorate in Comparative and International Education, two masters' degrees in Educational Foundations and African Area Studies, and a bachelor's degree in International Studies. She is Past-President of the Comparative and International Education Society, and currently serves as the Chair of the Special Projects Standing Committee of the World Council of Comparative Education Societies.