Molade Osibodu

Assistant Professor

PhD - Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Location(s) / Contact Info:

Winters College - WC
Keele Campus



Dr. Osibodu's research, situated within the sub-field of critical mathematics education, asks two important questions: 1) How can mathematics education be humanizing for Sub-Saharan African youth? and 2) How can mathematics education be harnessed to redress social injustices related to race [particularly anti-Blackness], identity, and power? She draws on [African] decolonial theories to situate her research while also using decolonizing, participatory, and critical methodologies in framing 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.

Scholarly Interests

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 -

Courses Taught

  • Mathematics Learning Environments (GS/EDUC 5840)
  • Research in Mathematics Education (GS/EDUC 5215)
  • 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)

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