New CGCER Co-Director Dr Anna Kirova

Dr. Anna Kirova

CGCER is very excited to announce that Dr. Anna Kirova, Professor in the Department of Elementary Education, will be joining CGCER as our new co-director.

Anna Kirova is professor in the Faculty of Education, University of Alberta. She has served as Education Domain Leader and Children, Family and Youth Research Domain Leader with the Prairie Metropolis Centre of Excellence in Research on Immigration, Integration, and Diversity, and on the Board of Governors of Immigration Research West (IRW). Her research focuses on the need for understanding culturally and linguistically diverse families with young children’s experiences in school, and the possibility such an understanding offers for culturally responsive pedagogy. Her international work in this area has resulted in the book, Global migration and education: Schools, children and families (2007) and Culture and practice in Early Childhood Teacher Education in Canada, Colombia, and Namibia (2016).