Visiting Scholar

Visiting (Scholars) Professors

CIDE visiting professors also must have a faculty member affiliated with CIDEC to sponsor your visit.  

There are no official University of Toronto policies for visiting ‘scholars’ per se, there are policies that cover faculty from other universities and research institutes who hold continuing appointments in their home institutions who may be appointed to a unit as a Visiting Professor. International visiting professors who are expected to have the necessary visas, evidence of employment in home country, and health insurance to cover their health expenses while they are visiting the University of Toronto. 

If you are interested in being a Visiting (Scholar) Professor at CIDE please contact:

Post-doctoral Fellows
Thank you for your interest in the Comparative, International and Development Education Centre (CIDEC). At the University of Toronto, each post-doc or visiting scholar needs a faculty host. In order to be affiliated with our centre, please first find a faculty member affiliated with CIDEC to sponsor your visit.

Faculty members interested in sponsoring a post-doctoral fellow, should be familiar with the University of Toronto’s Guidelines for Engaging a Post-doctoral Fellow.

You can contact the University of Toronto Postdoctoral office at

Once a post-doctoral fellow has secured funding of more than $31,500 (as of Jan 1, 2016) plus the cost of health insurance, and has a faculty sponsor, the department or CIDEC will write a letter confirming the dates of appointment and access to labs and equipment.

CIDE Post‐Doctoral Fellows and Visiting Scholars 2012‐2020

Kara Janigan (PhD), Her 2020 publications include Gender and Education in Tajikistan in the Pre-Soviet, Soviet, and Post-Soviet Eras and Efforts to Overcome Barriers to Girls’ Secondary Schooling in Rural Tajikistan (2018-Present)

Stephen A. Bahry (PhD), His Current work is on ecologoly of lanaguages and literancies and education in Central Asia, Western China and Toronto (2018-Present)

Gabrielle Oliveria (PhD),  Research focuses on immigration and mobility- on how people move, adpat, and parent across borders (2019)

Sarvenaz Parish (PhD), focus on role of visualization in scientific education and literature illustration (2018)

Ezinwanne Roseline Raymond (MA), research interest in human rights and feminism as regarding fairness, equality, and social work

Ezinwanne Roseline Raymond, (MA) Jurisprudence with regard to trafficking of women and girls (2018)

Dr. Santiago Gallardo Rincon (2017-2019) (PhD OISE)

Dr. Wu Xiangrong, (PhD, Beijing Normal) Educational inspection and evaluation (May-September 2017)

Professor Ashu Wang is Director of the Graduate Division, and Editor of the Journal 双语教育研究 [Bilingual Education Research]

Professor Jianmei Zhao is Dean of the College of Education, and Professor Yunfeng Tang teaches in the College of Language and is a Ph. D. Candidate. June-September 2017)

Dr. Mary Catharine Lennon,  Global trends in higher education management (2017-2018)

Dr. Malini Sivasubramaniam (PhD, OISE), Civil society, Governance of Education Systems (2015-18)

Dr. Kara Janigan (PHD, OISE) Girls’ education in sub‐Saharan Africa, Central and South East Asia (2014-17);

Dr. Anita Gopal (PhD, Queen’s) Education, Policy and Cultural Studies (2014-15)

Dr. Mohammad Reza Aranchian (PhD), Education Management (2014-15)

Dr. Paul Tractenberg (Rutgers University), Education and the Law (2013);

Dr. Kazi Rouf (PhD, OISE), research on economic relationships and bio‐regional economies (2013-14); 

Dr. Elaine Lam (Research Fellow at Bath Spa University, UK); Education policy in developing countries;

Dr. Kerry Proulx (PhD, OISE), educational access, transitions and equity (2012-13);

Dr. Francine Menashy (PhD, OISE), education as a human right, public‐private partnerships, global public goods, and the policies of global governance organizations;

Dr. Anna Rzhevska from Luhansk University, Ukraine (building collaboration between CIDE and Luhansk pedagogical University (2012-13);

Dr. Zahra Pujna (PhD, OISE), knowledge Building in Medical Education (2011-2012);

Dr. Cynthia Joseph(Monash University, Australia), gender, ethnicity and identity issues in education (2011-12);

Dr. Sarah Dryden‐Peterson (PHD, OISE, Harvard University), research on the role of schools, churches, and nonprofits in the integration of immigrants and refugees, the development of communities, and the transformation of society;

Vera Centeno (PhD Candidate, Humboldt University, Germany), research on the reception of OECD’s Recurrent Education policy in three countries: Brazil, Canada and Germany.