Dr. Dina Kiwan

Dina Kiwan is Reader in Comparative Education, University of Birmingham, UK. She has an interdisciplinary background in psychology, sociology and education, educated at the universities of Oxford, Harvard and UCL. In 2015-2016, she was the Centre for Lebanese Studies Fellow at St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford, and Associate Professor in Sociology, at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, since 2012. Her research programme focuses on citizenship and inclusion, and is interdisciplinary and comparative in scope. Her interests centre around sociological and politico-philosophical examinations of inclusive citizenship through the lens of education policy, naturalization policy and migration policy, in particular in the context of pluralist / multicultural societies, and also societies in conflict.  Her work engages with the inter-relationships between theory, research, policy and practice. Her interests in critical policy analysis are complemented by an interest in how those deemed to be ‘marginalised’ and vulnerable’ constitute themselves as political actors. Publications include Kiwan (2008). Education for Inclusive Citizenship (Routledge), and Kiwan, D. (ed). (2013) Naturalization Policies, Education and Citizenship: Multicultural and Multination Societies in International Perspective (Palgrave Macmillan).