Saran Stewart

Senior Lecturer for Comparative Higher Education and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Education, University of the West Indies, Jamaica

Saran Stewart is a senior lecturer of comparative higher education and deputy dean for quality assurance and undergraduate matters in the Faculty of Humanities and Education at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica. She was recently selected as a 2018 African Diaspora Emerging Scholar by the Comparative and International Education Society. At the core of her research, Saran, uses a variety of social science methodologies, including gold-star large quantitative studies to critically examine issues in comparative education, decolonizing methodologies, postcolonial theories, critical/inclusive pedagogy and access and equity issues in higher education. She has worked and researched at the level of the classroom (i.e. pedagogies) and the structural (i.e. climate and policies) to interrogate status quo and hegemonic normativity regarding who has access to educational institutions, resources and opportunities. Saran is also the coordinator for the M.A. in higher educational management program, and chief editor of the Journal of Education and Development in the Caribbean. She holds a B.A. in English and international studies, an M.B.A. with honors, M.A. in international administration and Ph.D. in higher education.


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