I received my PhD in Sociology of Education from the University of Alberta in 2005 and my MEd in Educational Sociology from the University of Zimbabwe in 1996.
Prior to joining Laurier, I was a lecturer in the Department of Educational Foundations at the University of Zimbabwe (1997-2000) and a research associate at the Social Support Research Program at the University of Alberta (2005-2006).
Personal website: works.bepress.com/e_shizha.
The main focus of my research is immigration, settlement and integration, and more specifically support services and mental health of African immigrants (children, youth and their parents). My current research program focuses on enhancing access to postsecondary education for male African immigrant youth in Southern Ontario focusing on the role of cultural capital (both 'ethnic' and dominant/mainstream), acculturation and masculinity in the male African immigrant and refugee youth's pursuit of postsecondary education.
I am willing to supervise graduate students in the areas of international education, and transnationalism and migration.
Selected book chapters:
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