Dr. Osibodu's research, situated within the sub-field of critical mathematics education, asks two important questions: 1) How do sociopolitical and sociocultural factors impact Black & Sub-Saharan African youths mathematics experiences? and 2) How can mathematics education be harnessed to redress social injustices related to these sociopolitical and sociocultural factors? She draws on decolonial and critical race theories to situate her research. Dr. Osibodu elevates non-traditional voices such as Fela Anikulapo-Kuti and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie into her mathematics education research. Her approach is rooted in the belief that there is much to learn from voices, theories, and disciplines outside the boundaries of mathematics education.
Critical mathematics education, sub-saharan African youth mathematics experiences, immigrant and refugee mathematics experiences, identity, race, equity, and power in mathematics education, decolonial theory, African indigenous mathematics practices
Faculty & School/Dept
- Faculty of Education -
- Teaching Mathematics in the Intermediate Division (ED/MATH 3000)
- Teaching Mathematics in the Intermediate-Senior Divisions - A (ED/MATH 4000)
- Teaching Mathematics in the Intermediate-Senior Divisions - B (ED/MATH 4001)
- Thinking about Teaching Mathematics (GS/EDUC 5841)
- Osibodu, O. (2022). Researcher don't teach me nonsense: Engaging African decolonial practices in a critical mathematics education project.. In C. Burkholder, F. Aladejebi, & J. Schwab-Cartas (Eds.), Facilitating community research for social change: Case studies in qualitative, arts-based, and visual research (pp. 48-62). Routledge
- Osibodu, O. (2021). Necessitating teacher learning in teaching mathematics for social justice to counter anti-Black racism.41 (1), 18-20.
- Tunstall, S. L., Osibodu, O., & Bartell, T. G (2019). "On "Icky" data, the political classroom, and towards equity and social justice in mathematics education: A conversation with Tonya Bartell. Numeracy, 12 (1), 1-13.
- Osibodu, O, & Cosby, M. D. (2018). Shades of Blackness: Rehumanizing mathematics education through an understanding of Sub-Saharan African immigrants.. In R. Gutierrez, & I. Goffney (Eds.), Annual Perspectives in Mathematics Education 2018: Rehumanizing Mathematics for Black, Indigenous, and Latinx Students (pp. 39-49). Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
- Beaudine, G., Osibodu, O., & Beavers, A. (2017). Disney's metaphorical exploration of racism and stereotypes: A review of Zootopia. Comparative Education Review, 61 (1), 227-234.
- Pat Clifford Award , EdCan Network - 2021
- Outstanding Early Career Researchers Award, York University - 2022
- American Educational Research Association : Division G (Social Context of Education) SIGs: Research in Mathematics Education (RME); Caribbean and African Studies in Education (CASE)
- Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE): Comparative and International Education Society of Canada (CIESC)
- Comparative and International Education Society: Joyce Cain Award co-chair; SIGs: Africa; Africa Diaspora; Global Math
- Psychology of Mathematics Education North American Chapter (PME-NA): Steering Committee (Canada Representative)
- National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
York University Affiliations/Cross Appointments
- Harriet Tubman Institute: Faculty Fellow