Wisam Kh. Abdul-Jabbar received his Ph.D. (funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada) from the University of Alberta. He received an MA in English from
Lakehead University and another MA in Humanities from California State University in an interdisciplinary program. Dr. Abdul-Jabbar received multiple prestigious awards for his Masters
and Doctorate scholarship in international and multicultural education. He held a postdoctoral fellowship (also funded by SSHRC) at the University of Calgary. His research considers how
intercultural competency resonates with minority and diasporic identity and explores convergences of seemingly different cultures to infuse synthesis into educational discourse. His
research also looks at educational practices to better integrate immigrants by creating an inclusive curriculum. Dr. Abdul-Jabbar has taught in the Middle East, North Africa, and North
America. He is the author of Negotiating Diasporic Identity in Arab-Canadian Students – Double Consciousness, Belonging, and Radicalization (Palgrave, 2019). His upcoming book is titled Medieval Muslim Philosophies and Intercultural Education: Fostering Dialogues of Difference (Routledge, 2022). His primary research interests are intercultural competency, minority and diasporic identity, bilingualism, international and comparative education, and philosophy of education. His previous articles have appeared in Cambridge University Press, Duke University Press, California University Press, SAGE, and Routledge.