Amani Karisa

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

ABOUT Amani Karisa

Dr. Amani Karisa is an international education academic and practitioner, conducting research under the Human Development theme. His critical and interdisciplinary research covers a range of areas including education and disability studies, neurodiversity, universal design for learning (UDL), decolonial theory, gender and masculinity studies, and family involvement.

Amani obtained a Ph.D. in Disability Studies from the University of Cape Town in South Africa and a Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Education from Kenyatta University, Kenya. He has worked in Kenya, Tanzania, and South Africa, and his immediate previous position was a postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Cape Town.

Amani likes to understand marginality and vulnerability, like that caused by disability, disaster, gender, poverty, and the unequal power relations between the Global North and the Global South, with the goal of exhuming silenced voices and catalyzing genuine transformation.