Jane Kani Edward

Research Fellow



Email: edward@fordham.edu


Dr. Jane Kani Edward is the Gender Research Fellow at the Sudd Institute. She was born and raised in Southern Sudan, and educated in Sudan, Egypt and Canada. Edward received her Ph.D. in Sociology of Education from the University of Toronto in 2004. Currently she is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of African Immigration Research, Department of African and African American Studies, Fordham University. She teaches courses on African history, women in Africa and contemporary African immigration to the United States. Edward’s areas of research interest center on refugee and immigrant women’s experience, human rights and education, gender, race, class and representation, gender issues in conflict and post-conflict situations, and African immigration to the United States. Dr. Edward carried out research work among Southern Sudanese refugees and internally displaced persons in Egypt, Uganda and Southern Sudan. She is the author of Sudanese Women Refugees: Transformations and Future Imaginings, 2007, and several book chapters and articles.



A Strategy for Achieving Gender Equality in South Sudan 28/01/2014


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