Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher

Senior Lecturer
Associate Director, International Educational Development Program

Literacy, Culture, and International Education Division

Graduate School of Education
University of Pennsylvania

Phone: 215-898-5004


Bartlett, L., Mendenhall, M. and Ghaffar-Kucher, A. (2017). Culture in Acculturation: Refugee Youth’s Schooling Experiences in New York Schools. International Journal of Intercultural Relations (Special Issue: Cultural and Academic Adjustment of Refugee Youth in Educational Settings).

Ghaffar-Kucher, A. (2017). Love & Labor in Academia: Dear Faculty Members Who Mentor Doctoral Students of Color. In Michelle Harris; Sherrill L. Sellers; Orly Clerge & Frederick W. Gooding Jr. (Eds). Stories from the Front of the Room. How Higher Education Faculty of Color Overcome Challenges and Thrive in the Academy. Rowman & Littlefield.

Bajaj, M., Ghaffar-Kucher, A., & Desai, K. (2016). Brown Bodies and Xenophobic Bullying in U.S. Schools: Critical Analysis and Strategies for Action. Harvard Educational Review. Winter 2016, Vol. 86(4), pp. 481-505.

Mendenhall, M., Bartlett, L., & Ghaffar-Kucher, A. (2016). ‘‘If You Need Help, They are Always There for us’’: Education for Refugees in an International High School in NYCUrban Review. DOI 10.1007/s11256-016-0379-4. 

Hantzopoulos, M., Zakharia, Z., Shirazi, R., Ghaffar-Kucher, A., & Bajaj, M. (2015). Rethinking the region: New approaches to social studies curriculum on MENA. Social Studies Research and Practice. 

Ghaffar-Kucher, A. (2015). “Narrow-minded and oppressive" or a “superior culture”? Implications of Divergent Representations of Islam for Pakistani-American Youth. Race Ethnicity and Education.

Ghaffar-Kucher, A. (2014). Writing culture; inscribing lives. A reflective treatise on the burden of representation in native research. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education.

Ghaffar-Kucher, A. (2014). "Assimilation". In D. C. Phillips (Ed). Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy. Sage.

Bartlett, L. & Ghaffar-Kucher, A. (2013). Introduction. In L. Bartlett & A. Ghaffar-Kucher, (eds.). Refugees, Immigrants, and Education in the Global South: Lives in Motion. Routledge Research.

Bartlett, L. & Ghaffar-Kucher, A. (Eds.) (2013). Refugees, immigrants, and education in the Global South: Lives in Motion. Routledge Research.

Bajaj, M., Ghaffar-Kucher, A. & Desai, K. (2013, April). In the face of Xenophobia: Lessons to address the bullying of South Asian youth. SAALT. South-Asian Americans Leadership Together, Washington DC.

Ghaffar-Kucher, A. (2012). The religification of Pakistani-American Youth. American Educational Research Journal, 2012.

Ghaffar-Kucher, A. & Mahajan, A. (2012): Salaam! Namaste!: Indian and Pakistani Community Based Efforts Towards Heritage Language Maintenance. In Ofelia Garcia, Zeena Zakharia, & Bahar Otcu (eds.). Multilingualism and community education in New York City. Multilingual Matters.

Ghaffar-Kucher, A. (2009). Citizenship and Belonging in an Age of Insecurity: Pakistani Immigrant Youth in New York City. In Frances Vavrus & Lesley Bartlett (Eds.) Critical Approaches to Comparative Education: Vertical Case Studies from Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas. Palgrave.

Ghaffar-Kucher, A. (2006, December). Editorial Introduction: (Re)Framing the Education of Immigrants Current Issues in Comparative Education 9(1).

Ghaffar-Kucher, A. (2005). The Effects of Repatriation on Education in Afghan Refugee Camps in Pakistan. In Dana Burde (ed). Education in Emergencies and Post-Conflict Situations: Problems, Responses and Possibilities, Vol.2.